Valya Weston, MSc,BSc, RN (USA), RGN
Past Honorary Secretary of the Infection Prevention Society
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Valya is a registered nurse, and has practiced in the UK and the US. For the past 17 years Valya has worked within the fields of Tissue Viability and Infection Prevention and Control, both in the private sector and in the NHS. Valya has a BSc in Professional Practice and an MSc in Clinical Leadership. Valya has been an active member of the Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) group, which is a major project that explores the concept of Vessel Health & Preservation (VHP) for use in the UK and is working collaboratively with the Royal College of Nursing and the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society. She also leads in the development of an IV passport.
Her previous role as Head of Service, incorporates Tissue Viability, Vascular Access and Infection Prevention and Control teams at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Valya has a keen and proactive interest in working with other healthcare specialities to reduce the incidences of healthcare acquired infections and patient safety.