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Deputy director infection prevention and control

Author of a forthcoming matrons' handbook Annesha Archyangelio on why she went into nursing
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Author of a forthcoming matrons' handbook Annesha Archyangelio on why she went into nursing

What is your job?

I am deputy director infection prevention and control (IPC) at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and an NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI) professional leadership nursing fellow.

My role at NHSE and NHSI involves supporting the nursing directorate to develop and implement national leadership and education development programmes. This includes writing a national development handbook for matrons.

My role at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust involves ensuring that an annual work programme is developed and implemented based on the Department of Health's code of practice on prevention and control of infections, the hygiene code, which provides assurance that the trust is performing well within the national trajectories for IPC. This in turn demonstrates that the trust provides a clean and safe environment,

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