Meet the Team


 

 

 

 

 

Christine Fisher

Assistant Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Tel: 01226 432825

christine.fisher@nhs.net

I am responsible for the development and co-ordination of the strategic direction of Infection Prevention and Control; ensuring that the Trust complies with national standards and Department of Health guidance.

Contact me if you require any strategic advice relating to infection prevention and control.


 

 

 

 

 

Diane Allender

Specialist Community Nurse in Infection Prevention and Control

Tel: 07800 510 068

dianeallender@nhs.net 

My role involves advising and supporting GP  practices, home care services and care homes regarding patients who have confirmed or suspected  infections.

I also undertake IPC  audits of the facilities to ensure infection control practices are in place and make recommendations regarding  better practices to reduce the risk of cross infection.


Jos Vines

Community Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control

Tel: 07800 503 558

jos.vines@nhs.net

My role involves providing advice and guidance to GP practices, home care services and care homes regarding infectious agents and how to reduce the risk to others.  I undertake audits to ensure infection control practices are in place and make recommendations regarding better practices to reduce the risk of cross infection.  I also facilitate IPC training for care homes and home care services.

(Please note that I work part-time, if you are unable to contact me please try calling my colleagues, Diane or Sarah)


Sarah Buchanan

Community Clinical Nurse Specialist

Tel: 07729 122695

sarah.buchanan1@nhs.net 

My role involves providing advice and guidance to GP practices, home care services and care homes regarding infectious agents and how to reduce the risk to others.  I undertake audits to ensure infection control practices are in place and make recommendations regarding better practices to reduce the risk of cross infection.  I also facilitate IPC training for care homes and home care services.


Louise Pooley

Personal Assistant

Tel: 01226 435203

louise.pooley3@nhs.net

I am the Personal Assistant to the Director and Assistant Director of Infection Prevention and Control, I also provide administrative support to the Infection Prevention and Control Team.

Contact me if you would like information in relation to Infection Control training, details about our upcoming meetings and events.  I also manage this website, therefore if you have any difficulties finding what you are looking for, please call me on the above number.


 

 

 

 

 

Dr Jyothi Rao

Director of Infection Prevention and Control and Consultant Microbiologist

Tel: 01226 432825

j.rao@nhs.net

I am the Director of Infection Prevention and Control.  I am responsible  for ensuring strategies are implemented to prevent avoidable healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) at all levels at Barnsley Hospital.