Consultant Medical Microbiologist
Public Health England
Dr Bharat Patel is a Consultant Medical Microbiologist working in the National Infection Service of Public Health England (PHE). He is the AMR & HCAI lead for Public Health Laboratory, London. Dr Patel is interested in infection prevention and control and patient safety and has advised many NHS Trusts on the management of healthcare associated infections, antimicrobial resistance incidents through peer visits and provided support and expert advice during outbreaks of MRSA, Clostridioides difficile, ESBL, PVL, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and CPE.
He has served on many guidance development working groups (norovirus, MDR-Acinetobacter, Carbapenem resistant organisms, outbreaks on neonatal units).
He has worked for health regulator in 3 nations and served on their review panels.
He has been a consultant clinical adviser and Specialist committee member for National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).