EU-HCWM Final Conference

WASTE MANAGEMENT BEST VALUE GROUP 2016
EUHCWM FINAL CONFERENCE

Date: Thursday 10th November 2016
Venue: The Royal Angus,Birmingham
Start Time: 08.30 Refreshments for 09.00am Start

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United Kingdom

Macedonia

Germany

Greece

Italy

Spain

Slovenia

Poland

Albania

NHS National Performance Advisory Group on Waste – Dave Tucker

Dave Tucker, NPAG

Spent 17 years with the Environment Agency (and predecessor Waste Regulation Authorities) in a variety of compliance, licensing and industry advisory roles. Joined the NHS in 2007 asWaste Manager for Anglia Support Partnership –a shared services organisation for the Community Trusts in Cambridgeshire. ASP was acquired by Serco in 2012 and Dave has remained as Waste Manager providing the same services to Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust but from within the Private Sector. Daveis a full member of CIWM and has been Chair of the NPAG Waste Group for the past 5 years.

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EUHCWM Project: Overview and Final Deliverables, Scott Crossett

Scott Crossett(MBE, BSc, PGD, CEnv, MCIWM, FSA Scot.) Head of Centre for ICERMS Ltd

He has worked in the environment sector now for 26 years. He started as a waste manager for a healthcare waste treatment facility in Glasgow and has gone on to work internationally in the fields of waste management; permitting and compliance, environmentcrime and Environmental Impact Assessment. He was appointed a Director and Head of Centre at ICERMS in 2014. He currently holds 5 Certificates of Technical Competence in various waste management processes

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NHS Sustainable Development Unit, Jerome Baddley

Jerome Baddley, Head of the Sustainable Development Unit for the Health and Social Care system in England

The Unit is funded by Public Health England and NHS England to work across the health and social are system supporting and encouraging the integration of the principals of sustainable development (environmental, social and economic sustainability). Jerome has worked for 17 years in sustainable development; 10 years in leadership roles. Most recently as Chief Executive of an environmental social enterprise and Low Carbon Sector Chair of a Local Enterprise Partnership in the East Midlands. He led a team to produce the first full NHS carbon management plans (2008), the Nottingham City 2020 Energy Strategy (2010), and the regional natural resource footprint for the NHS in the East Midlands (2012). He has spent 10 years supporting health and social care organisations, businesses, third sector and communities to implement strategic and practical measures in sustainable development and resource efficiency. He is a past winner of the Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development and the BMJ global award for Sustainable Healthcare

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Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board, Sharon Simpson

Sharon Simpson, Project Manager, WAMITAB

Sharon has a degree in history and holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has developed her marketing and communication skills in a variety of business environments: awarding body, local enterprise partnership, a professional association, Sector Skills Council, an IT services company, a construction company, a research association and a publishing house. Over the last 15 years or so she has specialised in workplace skills development, supporting a number ofgovernment funded projects to address literacy, numeracy and employability skills. She joined WAMITAB in July 2013 where she manages a range of communications activities and projects including a Sector Skills Alliance project focused on e-waste working with partners in Cyprus, Italy, Poland and the UK.

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The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group, Dr Terry Tudor

Dr Terry Tudor

Terry is a senior lecturer in Sustainable Wastes Management, at the University of Northampton. His main role relates to research and consultancy on resource efficiency and the examination of pro-environmental behaviour both within households and organisations. He also supervises postgraduate students (MPhil and PhD), and is involved in the development and delivery of wastes management courses at both the undergraduate and Master’s levels. He is a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (MCIWM) and also sits on the Special Interest Group (SIG) of the CIWM that has responsibility for healthcare waste management.

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Zero Waste Europe, Paweł Głuszyński

Paweł Głuszyński, ZWE, Poland

Mr. Gluszynski worked for or managed over 60 projects on healthcare waste in Poland and abroad, including preparation of national guidelines and regulations, training of healthcare professionals on waste management, implementation of pilot waste reduction projects and safe disposal of infectious and hazardous waste. Currently Mr. Gluszynski works for Zero Waste Europe, an NGO organisation, where he is responsible for Central and Eastern European countries.

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Sustainable Healthcare, Dr Paul Garassus, EUHP

Dr Paul GARASSUS (MD) President of the UEHP

He is involved in professional formation in Business School and University. His action is dedicated to the strategic position of private hospitals in Europe. He contributed to personal development and risk management formation to health care professionals. Experienced in meetings on healthcare innovation and management, quality and technology assessment, his contribution concerns professional formation in Business School and University, health care reforms following financial crisis in Europe, relationship with patients and health professionals, related to quality and information. For sustainability of European health care systems respect of new environmental standards and coordination of actors remain a key success for innovation.

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EU Partners Best Practice Knowledge Transfer Session, Gregory Sarafianos

Gregory Sarafianos, EUHP, Greece

Since 1986 and until today he retains a pharmacy at the center of Thessaloniki, and since 2003 he is chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Private General Clinic ‘Lysimachos Grig. Sarafianos’, which is in operation since 1957, and it possess 13 Departments-Specialties, Diagnostic Laboratories, Intensive Care Unit and Artificial Kidney Unit.The last two years he participates in international Exhibitions and Business to Business meetings at the framework of the Medical Tourism development, promoting the Greece as a destination country.

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EU Partners Best Practice Knowledge Transfer Session, Maria Passalacqua

Maria Passalacqua, Club EMAS, Spain

Maria Passalacqua has 20 years’ of experience in environmental management projects in the industry sector within the EU and 3rd countries and in different contexts.

She has designed and carried out training projects as a trainer in environmental management (EMAS, ISO 14001), environmental labeling (Ecolabel and other regional eco-labels), environmental auditing, environmental legal requirements and other related issues. She has designed and developed the Club EMAS’ training tool on waste management and HC waste management.

She participates to the IPTS working groups for the development of different sectorial documents at EU level, is a member of the EU EMAS experts Committee and the Spanish EMAS verification Committee as well as member of other environmental regional committees and commissions.

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EU Partners Best Practice Knowledge Transfer Session, Paweł Głuszyński

Paweł Głuszyński, ZWE, Poland

Mr. Gluszynski worked for or managed over 60 projects on healthcare waste in Poland and abroad, including preparation of national guidelines and regulations, training of healthcare professionals on waste management, implementation of pilot waste reduction projects and safe disposal of infectious and hazardous waste. Currently Mr. Gluszynski works for Zero Waste Europe, an NGO organisation, where he is responsible for Central and Eastern European countries.

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EU Partners Best Practice Knowledge Transfer Session, Viktor Hristov

Viktor Hristov, REC FYROM, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Mr. Hristov is working on international projects for more than 15 years as consultant in healthcare waste management and he has profound knowledge in hospital hygiene and sanitation, infection control, healthcare waste management and treatment technologies as well as occupational health and safety. Beside mentioned, he was in charged for supervision of designs, supply, installation and commissioning of more than 120 healthcare waste treatment facilities in Europe and Asia. In 2013 he was coordinating and supervising collection, packing, export and incineration of 300 tons of hazardous pharmaceutical, cytostatic and chemical waste on EU funded project. Because of his expertise in 2015 and 2016 he was involvedin organization and coordination of waste management in the transit and shelter centers along the Balkan migration route in Macedonia and Serbia.

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UK Best Practice and Knowledge Transfer - Waste Data Reporting, Nick Fayers

Nick Fayers - Divisional Energy and Environmental Manager, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

For the past 5 years he has been a member of, and now runs, their environmental management team which has been recognised nationally for their Green Champions Network and carbon management.After getting his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, he specialised in healthcare waste management, qualified as a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor and is an active participant in the NPAG Waste Management Group.

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UK Best Practice and Knowledge Transfer - Any Takers Waste Recycling Scheme, Luke Champion

Luke Champion - 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Luke has worked in the NHS in an environment management role since 2008. He started his NHS career at the Royal United Hospital and then left the NHS briefly before returning to work at 2gether NHS Foundation Trust. His role now involves managing the waste contracts for 35 sites across Herefordshire and Gloucestershire along with the gas, electricity and water bills. He has been busy at 2gether gradually changing the perception of waste as something to be discarded and forgotten about. Before he joined the organisation, it was common practice for sites to discard lots of good condition office furniture into skips. He has used novel ideas in order to improve this. Anytakers is just one of those ideas.

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UK Best Practice and Knowledge Transfer, Nerys Simmons

Nerys Simmons - Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

With a background in chemistry and environmental protection and regulation, my current role is as Waste and Sustainability Officer within the Sustainability Team at a large acute NHS Trust.

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UK Best Practice and Knowledge Transfer - Kate Ling, BREXIT and Healthcare

Kate Ling - NHS Confederation

Kate works for the NHS Confederation, the body which represents Health Service organisations in England, at their European Office in Brussels. She engages on behalf of the NHS with the European institutions and with UK stakeholders on legislation and policy which affects the health sector, in particular workforce issues. Current hot topics include the impact of Brexit, workingtime and work/life balance, recognition of professional qualifications, health and safety, workforce supply, and impact of trade agreements.

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Healthcare Waste Management: An International Perspective, Jan-Gerd Kuehling

Jan-Gerd Kuhling, ETLog

Jan-Gerd Kühling is the co-founder of ETLogHealth GmbH and senior expert for the complete field of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) of the healthcare sector. His specialization is environmental infection control (EIC). He managed successfully more than 70 projects on EIC, injection safety (IS), healthcare waste (HCW), sanitation and the reprocessing of medical instruments (sterilization, CSSD). Clients included private companies, governmental organizations (KfW, GIZ, EBRD, EAR, etc.) as well as non-governmental and international organizations (WHO, World Bank, ADB, Caritas, etc.). Next to Germany, his projects were located in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Overall, he worked until today in nearly 50 different countries.

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Healthcare Waste Management – Making Progress in Albania, Eduart Cani

Eduart Cani, Senior Expert at Regional Environmental Centre (REC) Albania

He has about 17 years of experience in environmental sector gaining high expertise on environmental management and governance. He is a professional trainer and has delivered many courses and trainings in the sectors of environmental planning, solid waste, water, climate change, awareness raising, environmental services, indoor air quality and ecological footprint. Eduart has engaged REC Albania in the EUHCW project to support the integration of the knowledge and advance vocational training in Albania as a sustainable approach towards a sound HCW treatment system.

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Healthcare Waste Managers – Professional Networks Development - Beyond the EUHCWM project lifecycle, Aditi Ramola

Aditi Ramola, Technical Project Manager at the ISWA, Vienna

In her role at ISWA sheworks to further strengthen cooperation with ISWA’s partners and international organizations.Shehas previously worked in the private sector and at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. She is involved in ISWA's activities in technical programme development, providing assistance to ISWA’s Working Groups, and helps in developing innovative projects globally to further ISWA's mandate.

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EUHCWM Project: Moodle Platform – HCWM Vocational Qualification and Training, Tal Peer

Tal Peer

Focusing on the use of web technologies to provide business solutions. He has worked in both the private and public sectors, and with companies ranging from SMEs to global enterprises. Tal is a subject matter expert on the Microsoft SharePoint platform, having worked extensively with the product for the past 6 years. He lives in Scotland with his wife and two children and enjoys American football andice hockey, and a good whisky.

EUHCWM Project: Exploitation Plan for Final Outputs, Scott Crossett

Scott Crossett(MBE, BSc, PGD, CEnv, MCIWM, FSA Scot.) Head of Centre for ICERMS Ltd

He has worked in the environment sector now for 26 years. He started as a waste manager for a healthcare waste treatment facility in Glasgow and has gone on to work internationally in the fields of waste management; permitting and compliance, environmentcrime and Environmental Impact Assessment. He was appointed a Director and Head of Centre at ICERMS in 2014. He currently holds 5 Certificates of Technical Competence in various waste management processes.

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