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National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET)

Published: 26 June 2019
From: Department of Health

Introduction

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will manage the response to the CPE emergency at national level and provide reports to the Minister for Health.

The NPHET will provide advice, guidance, support and direction on:

  • the surveillance and management of CPE at national level
  • the development and implementation of a strategy to contain CPE
  • oversight and assurance of the above

The work of NPHET will conduct its work having regard to the broader HCAI and AMR issues in line with Ireland’s National Action on AMR 2017-2020.

Read more in the NPHET's Terms of Reference.

Expert Group Membership

    Nominee Title
    Professor Marc Bonten Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology, and Head of the research group of infectious disease epidemiology at the Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, International expert representative
    Dr. Karen Burns Consultant Clinical Microbiologist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). HPSC representative
    Professor Martin Cormican HSE healthcare associated infection (HCAI)/ antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Clinical Lead & Director of the CPE Reference Laboratory (CPERL)
    Colette Cowan Chief Executive Officer, University of Limerick Hospitals Group, Management representative
    Clodagh Cruise Surveillance Scientist, Naas General Hospital. Surveillance Scientists Association of Ireland (SSAI) representative
    Dr. Rob Cunney Consultant Microbiologist. HPSC representative
    Tracey Dineen Patient representative
    Dr. Jerome Fennell Consultant Microbiologist. Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists (ISCM) representative
    Dr. Catherine Fleming Consultant in Infectious Disease, Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland (ISDI) representative
    Dr. Rachel Grainger Microbiology Higher Specialist Training representative
    Dr. David Hanlon General Practitioner (GP) representative
    Professor Hilary Humphreys Professor of Clinical Microbiology & Consultant Microbiologist. Chair of the CPE Expert Group.
    Shane Keane Principal Environmental Health Officer, HSE Environmental Health representative
    Dr. Kevin Kelleher Director Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) & Assistant National Director, Health & Wellbeing: Public Health & Childcare. HPSC representative
    Anita Kelly Surveillance Assistant, HPSC. Administrative support for the CPE Expert Group
    Marguerite Kelly RGN, MSc Nursing, MSc in Advanced Practice (Infection Disease, Prevention and Control)
    Dr. Siobhan Kenneally Consultant Geriatrician, National Clinical Advisory Group Lead, Social Care Division & Clinical Lead Integrated Care Programme for Older People
    Dr. Fiona Kevitt Consultant Occupational Health Physician, Dr Steevens Hospital, and Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) representative
    Alison McGuinness Infection Prevention & Control nurse, Infection Prevention & Control Ireland (IPCI) representative
    Mags Moran Community Infection Prevention & Control Nurse Manager, and IPCI Representative
    Bernie O'Reilly voluntary member of Patients For Patient Safety Ireland (PFPSI), and patient representative
    Dr. Margaret O'Sullivan Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) representative
    Elaine Phelan Laboratory Medical Scientist, Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) representative

2019 Meeting Minutes

National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

2nd September 2019 (Meeting 25)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

11th April 2019 (Meeting 24)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

28th February 2019 (Meeting 23)

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2018 Meeting Minutes

National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

21st December 2018 (Meeting 22)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

13th September 2018 (Meeting 21)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem‐producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

26 July 2018 (Meeting 20)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

14 June 2018 (Meeting 19)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

24 May 2018 (Meeting 18)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

10 May 2018 (Meeting 17)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

26 April 2018 (Meeting 16)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

12 April 2018 (Meeting 15)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

15 March 2018 (Meeting 14)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

22 February 2018 (Meeting 13)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

08 February 2018 (Meeting 12)

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CPE Monthly Surveillance Report January 2018

National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

25 January 2018 (Meeting 11)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

11 January 2018 (Meeting 10)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting

04 January 2018 (Meeting 9)

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2017 Meeting Minutes

National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting 21st December 2017 (Meeting 8)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting 14th December 2017 (Meeting 7)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting 7th December 2017 (Meeting 6)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting 30th November 2017 (Meeting 5)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting 23rd November 2017 (Meeting 4)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting 16th November 2017 (Meeting 3)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting 9th November 2017 (Meeting 2)

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National Public Health Emergency Team for Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Minutes of Meeting 2nd November 2017 (Meeting 1)

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