Patient Safety Learning Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce the programme for the Patient Safety Learning Conference 2019: A Blueprint for Action, to be held in London on Wednesday 2 October 2019 at The King’s Fund, 11 Cavendish Place, London, W1G 0AN.

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Who should attend?

The Conference will be of value to anyone who wants to make a difference for patient safety. Clinicians and clinical managers, health leaders and policy makers, patient safety managers and specialists, researchers, patients and patient advocates – our goal is that each will leave with specific ideas, insights and practical actions that they can use to help make patients safer.

Outstanding speakers and panellists

As you will see from the programme outline below, we have assembled an outstanding roster of speakers and panellists, each of whom offers a combination of real-world experience, genuine expertise, and practical understanding of how to make patient safety better.

Strong foundations

Our recent report, A Blueprint for Action, identifies six foundations for a patient-safe future. Our report makes the case for action for each foundation:

- Shared learning for patient safety
- Leadership for patient safety
- Professionalising patient safety
- Patient engagement for patient safety
- Data and insight for patient safety
- Patient safety culture

We have used these foundations to structure the conference.


9:30 - Registration

10:00 - Chair’s introduction
Jonathan Hazan, Chair, Patient Safety Learning.

10:05 - The foundations of patient safety and launch of the hub
Helen Hughes, Chief Executive of Patient Safety Learning

10:20 - A Blueprint for Action: Patient safety as a purpose
How to grow a collaborative movement for national standardisation for safety and quality.
Dr Matt Inada-Kim, Acute Medicine Consultant at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Clinical Lead for Sepsis/Deterioration for Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative and National Clinical Advisor on Sepsis and Deterioration

11:00 - Coffee

11:20 - A Blueprint for Action foundation: Patient engagement for patient safety
Practical engagement of patients for patient safety
A panel discussion with Jo Hughes, Founder, Mothers Instinct; Rachel Power, Chief Executive, The Patients Association; and Linda Kenward, Principal Lecturer in Nursing at University of Cumbria

12:00 - A Blueprint for Action foundation: Leadership for patient safety

Leadership for patient safety
A conversation between Professor Ted Baker, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Care Quality Commission; Tom Kark QC, QEB Hollis Whiteman and Verita; and Dr Elaine Maxwell, Clinical Advisor, NIHR Dissemination Centre

13:00 - Lunch

13:45 - A Blueprint for Action foundation: Patient safety culture

Practical steps towards a patient-safe culture
A panel discussion with Sir Stephen Moss, Trustee, Patient Safety Learning; Dr Arun Chidambaram, Operational Medical Director, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust; and Douglas Findlay, Patient Leader, Royal Berkshire NHS Trust

14:30 - A Blueprint for Action foundation: Data and insight for patient safety
Safe staffing and the use of data for patient safety
Professor Alison Leary, Chair of Healthcare & Workforce Modelling, London South Bank University and Trustee, Patient Safety Learning

15:10 - Tea

15:30 - A Blueprint for Action foundation: Professionalising patient safety
Why and how we need to professionalise patient safety
A panel discussion with Lubna Haq, Director / Co-Founder at Claridade; and Neal Jones, Assistant Director of Patient Safety and Human Factors, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

16:10 - Review of the day

Jonathan Hazan, Chair, Patient Safety Learning

16:20 - Announcing the winners of the 2019 Patient Safety Learning Awards

(The Patient Engagement for Patient Safety Award is kindly sponsored by AvMA)

17:00 - Drinks reception

18:00 - Close

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