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December 8, 2022


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IFSEC Global Podcast: Episode 8 – Securing healthcare facilities during a pandemic and beyond

Join us for episode 8 of the IFSEC Global Security in Focus Podcast, as we discuss the challenges of securing the healthcare sector. Across the world, hospitals, care homes, mental health facilities and their staff have been under intense pressure over the past few years with the COVID pandemic bringing new threats and complications into an already stretched environment.

Just how did the sector go about protecting staff, patients and the facilities they work and recover in, during this period? And what security challenges does healthcare face now?

These are questions we ask Roger Ringham from the National Association of Healthcare Security Professionals (NAHS) and Darren Chalmers Stevens from CriticalArc, in this episode. It’s a fascinating chat, covering everything from the issue of the mental health crisis and the impact it has had on security professionals, to protecting pop-up vaccination centres and how technology is coming to the fore to support lone worker protection.


About the guests…

Roger Ringham

Roger Ringham is Chair of the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS). He is a Board Director of NAHS Limited and Chair of the South West Region Security Management Group (SWSMG). Roger is also an Assistant Director for Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, where he is the Head of Service for Security and Fraud Experts (SAFE).

Darren Chalmers Stevens

Darren Chalmers-Stevens is a senior executive with proven success, bringing new innovative software to market to solve previously unsolvable challenges. Working with his team, with industry thought leaders, associations, and early adopters, he leads transformational change in traditional markets. As Group Chief Operating Officer for CriticalArc, Darren is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of sales, operations, finance, legal, support and strategic partnerships across the globe. Attracted by the company’s dynamic founders and software which he believed would upend the industry and transform the lives of millions worldwide, Darren joined CriticalArc in 2013 to lead its international expansion.

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