Churchill has joined the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) as a corporate member. The IPS is an independent charity with 2,000 members that informs, promotes and sustains evidence-based infection prevention policy and practice to create a health and care system where no person’s health and wellbeing is harmed by preventable infection.
Through its membership, the company will have access to research and insight from various sectors across the country, access to new innovative products and software, and the chance to attend regional forums and learning events.
A handful of employees have been nominated as associates as part of the corporate membership, including group QHSE+S director Chris Williams, group environment manager Hannah Dales, and director Charlotte Parr. Each associate will have access to the membership benefits and be able to feedback findings to their colleagues.
The company will use the membership to enhance its infection prevention and control processes across all sectors that it operates in, particularly healthcare and Make Ready, its ambulance cleaning and preparation service. Knowledge and insight gained from membership will help it add further value to its customers, such as through continued enhancement of Prism, its science-based hygiene programme.
Operations director Rufus Fidgeon said: “The IPS is a well-regarded institution with numerous experts among its members. The insight that we gain will benefit all of our clients and position Churchill as a leader in the FM sector in infection control and prevention. I’m also sure that we’ll be able to make a valuable contribution to the IPS thanks to the expertise our associate members possess.”