Kat Topley, RGN, Dip (Infection Control), Cert Ed, MSc, advanced health care practice, has many years’ experience in healthcare. Specialising in infection prevention and control since 1995 Kat has held a range of clinical and senior positions within the NHS (Oxford University Trust) and independent sector (BUPA, Spire, BMI), also as a regional co-ordinator for the 2006 point prevalence survey in England.
Kat is a qualified lecturer with experience in curriculum development and teaching on undergraduate and post graduate courses. Kat is an active member of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and has a role on their scientific planning committee, which organises the national IPS annual conference. Kat joined 3M in 2013 and this has provided an opportunity to focus on strategies to reduce the risk of surgical site infection. OneTogether to reduce surgical site infection is a collaboration developed from this platform.