Martin Kiernan
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    Martin Kiernan

    Registered Nurse

    Qualifications

    MPH, RGN, ENB 329

    Specialisms

    • Infection Prevention and Control

    Introduction

    I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984, and obtained a Master in Public Health in 1997. I currently work as a Nurse Consultant where I am responsible for the infection prevention and control programme for an integrated healthcare provider NHS Trust covering acute and primary care. I manage a team of two specialist nurses, a surveillance nurse, a healthcare assistant and an information officer. A significant part of my clinical duties includes assessment and application of policies and guidelines to ensure optimal clinical practice.

    The Trust has achieved a CNST level two accreditation, a positive assessment from the Care Quality Commission and has a good reputation both regionally and nationally for historically low levels of healthcare-associated infection.

    I have represented Infection Prevention Control Practitioners nationally and internationally as President of the Infection Prevention Society (formerly the Infection Control Nurses Association). I am a member of the Department of Health (England) Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated infections and have worked as a member of improvement teams from the Department of Health for reducing MRSA and C. difficile infections. I currently chair the Education Committee of the Healthcare Infection Society.

    I accept instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.

    Professional Affiliations

    • Royal College of Nursing
    • Infection Prevention Society
    • Healthcare Infection Society

    Professional Education
    2012    Master of Research NIHR Studentship (in progress), University of Manchester
    1997    Master of Public Health, University of Birmingham
    1994    Diploma in Risk Management, Open University
    1992    ENB329 (Infection Control) and Cert. Prof. Studies, University of Manchester / English National Board
    1991    Diploma in Nursing, University of London
    1984    Registered General Nurse, Medway Hospital / ENB