NIVAS CHAIR & Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Vascular Access and IV Therapy
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Nurse Consultant in Vascular Access
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Devices Training Manager
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Paul has worked in the NHS for over 33 years as a biomedical engineer and training manager. His primary role is with high-risk medical devices and he leads his Health Board's projects in Intravenous therapy and infusion pump safety. He sits on a number of expert panels and national groups including; MHRA Editorial Board, IPEM, National Patient Safety Response and Advisory Panel as well as being Chairman of the National Association of Medical Device Educators and Trainers (NAMDET).
Paul’s presented his work at national and international level and this has focussed on IV devices, DERS, equipment management safety and risk and brings a wealth of expert knowledge in clinical engineering and healthcare.
Lead Pharmacist, Critical Care and Anaesthesia
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Chris Remmington is the Lead Pharmacist for Critical Care and Anaesthesia at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He is responsible for driving advances in digital health and informatics through the development of smart pump technology and electronic prescribing. He has successfully launched drug libraries throughout his organisation for adult and paediatric Critical Care and adult ward areas. This has resulted in improved patient safety and experience through safer administration of high risk intravenous medication. He also has a keen interest in using technology to publish scientific research and is a key member of the organisation for contributing towards the clinical governance agenda.
Clinical Engineering Consultant
ESQ Clinical Technology LTD
Stephen is a chartered Clinical Engineer with 25 years’ experience making medical technology work for clinicians. He has integrated all types of medical equipment with clinical information systems, to make patient care safer and more effective. Having worked in specialist centres and general acute Trusts he has overcome the real world challenges of deploying technology in the NHS. By leading multi-skilled teams of engineers, IT professionals, pharmacists, and clinicians he has created end-to-end solutions that automatically populate patient records, exploiting these to provide management, safety and finance data directly from the record of care.
Deputy Chief Nurse & Lead Cancer Nurse
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Andrew’s current role is Deputy Chief Nurse & Lead Cancer Nurse at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, United Kingdom. Andrew trained and qualified as a Registered Nurse at the University of Wollongong in Australia. He has worked in various settings including surgery, coronary / intensive care and oncology in Australia, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. Andrew has worked in the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust throughout the wards, Critical Care Unit (CCU), School of Nursing and Operating Theatres.
Andrew also sits on the Board of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) is the nurse advisor to the UICC City Cancer Challenge 2025 Technical Advisory Committee.
Tiffany’s current position is US-based with Smiths Medical. She is as a senior global sales training manager for new productive initiatives involving vascular access and infusion systems. Previously Tiffany has held varying position in clinical management, education, marketing and sales for Smiths Medical, CareFusion and BD Medical within the Asia Pacific Region. Her background and education are with the University of Sydney where she has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and clinical experience in emergency and trauma medicine.
Mario’s current position is UK/IRE Infusion Connectivity/Networking Specialist at Smiths Medical. He is responsible to successfully deliver projects that require the integration of Smith’s infusion pumps with IT systems. As part of his duties, Mario has to size, analyse and implement the company’s CQI system called PharmGuard® Server. Recently, he completed his PhD studies in Biomedical Engineering in a project that investigates blood flow using electrical impedance technology. Before this, Mario worked in London for the NHS as Medical Device Connectivity engineer for St George’s, Biomedical Technician for King’s College and The Royal London Hospital and in Australia for Queensland Health. Additionally, in the IT field, he worked as Servers and Storage Sales Specialist for IBM in Colombia.
Dr David Upton
Former Medication Safety Pharmacist
David has enjoyed a variety of roles during his career as a Pharmacist but the safe use of medication has remained the dominant theme throughout. From his initial clinical training at The London Hospital, he was involved in the development of ward based Clinical Pharmacy at a time when most Pharmacists rarely ventured out of the basement.
In 1979 David moved to Leicester to study for his masters degree and subsequently spent most of his career in the East Midlands, progressing to senior pharmacy management positions at hospital Trusts in Derby and Leicester.
Academically, in 1991 he completed a PhD, acted as an external examiner for London University and Trinity College, Dublin and with the opening of the Leicester Centre for Pharmacy Practice Research in 2000 he became a Visiting Professor at the School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University. An ongoing interest in research led to his appointment as Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Research.
David’s other position outside the NHS was a six year spell in a new role as Medication Safety Pharmacist with Alaris Medical Systems, who established the role to oversee the introduction of their new IV medication safety system to the UK.
In 2009 David returned to his NHS roots at Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Trust, from where he retired in 2015.
Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey
Pharmacy Manager at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Guernsey, which provides Pharmaceutical services to the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. These services include provision of Radiopharmacy, Chemotherapy, Parenteral Nutrition (Adult and Neonatal), Clinical Pharmacy (Psychiatry, Medicine, Surgery, Adult Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Elderly Medicine), Medicines Information and Outpatients. The secretary of the local Drugs and Therapeutics Committee and a member of the Primary Care Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. Clinical background in Intensive Care and Oncology and is responsible for setting up the Hospital Medication Safety Link Nurse Scheme and the Medication Safety Group. A strong advocate for Patient Safety, using experience and knowledge gained whilst attaining a private pilot’s license. Medication Safety Officer.
Lead Pharmacist for Critical Care and Theatres
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
Emma received her MPharm from the University of Portsmouth in 2010, beginning her pharmacy career at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital and then St Marys Hospital on the Isle of Wight, where she worked as a senior surgical pharmacist. Whilst there their team set up electronic prescribing and paperless dispensing and pharmacist led pre-assessment clinics for orthopaedic enhanced recovery patients. Emma moved to Hampshire Hospitals Trust as lead for Theatres and Critical Care in 2015 and since then has implemented the roll out of the DERS from one to three hospitals; she is also about to embark on paperless dispensing in pharmacy and fully electronic noting within Critical Care. Emma is passionate about using technology to improve and enhance patient safety whilst streamlining processes for NHS staff.