Salford Lecturer awarded ‘Commanding Officers Coin’

Categories: School of Health and Society

Salford Adult Nursing Lecturer Matthew Wynn has received the ‘Commanding Officers Coin’ in recognition for his work into infection control during the pandemic.

Matthew Wynn

Matthew, who is a reservist with 207 (Manchester) Field Hospital, alongside Dr Ryan George of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Mark Cole of the University of Manchester, developed a new paradigm for outbreak management, resulting in a paper in the Journal of Infection Prevention.

The paper investigates the use of military planning techniques to manage outbreaks of novel infections in acute inpatient settings and the development of an ‘infection control estimate’.

The concept is currently being constructed into a prototype software tool for managing outbreaks and is soon to be implemented for initial testing at Salford Royal Hospital following a meeting with the Northern Care Alliance.

On his award, Matthew said: “It is an honour to be recognised for the work I have undertaken in relation to infection prevention and control throughout the pandemic.

“I would like to thank my colleague Dr Ryan George who's support, and guidance has been invaluable to my IPC work. I hope the work we have done throughout the pandemic will help improve infection control practice going into the future.”

Melanie Rushton, Head of Adult Nursing at the University, said: “The School of Health and Society and the adult directorate team are very proud of Matthew’s achievements and the recognition that he has been given for his very valuable contribution to the battle against infections as well as collaborative work on improvements in infection control practices.”

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