The 2018 Patient Safety Learning Conference –
A Patient-Safe Future

In September 2018, we held our first Patient Safety conference at the King’s Fund in London. Over 100 Healthcare Leaders, Clinicians, Patient Safety Experts, Politicians and Patients and families attended from across the UK to listen to a packed and varied programme of leading experts in patient safety.

Speakers included (click on the links to see their presentations):

New Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, making his first ever speech and policy statement on patient safety.

External Lead Advisor to WHO’s Patients for Patient Safety network, Margaret Murphy, telling the story of her son’s death and how she has used this experience to improve how healthcare organisations work with those who suffer patient harm.

Sacha Wells-Munro, Maternity Improvement Advisor at NHS Improvement and Professor Tim Draycott, consultant obstetrician and Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow, on lessons learned from the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal and changes needed to maternity service safety nationwide. Their presentations are available here.

Keith Conradi, Chief Investigator at the Health Service Investigation Branch, on HSIB’s challenges and achievements in its first year.

Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam, doctoral researcher in patient safety at Cambridge University and Dr Peter Young, consultant in anaesthetisa and critical care at Queen Elizabeth NHS Trust, King’s Lynn on how human factors thinking and design enabled two new patient safety innovations. Maryanne and Peter's presentations are available here.

Dr Bill Kirkup, Chairman of the Morecambe Bay Investigation, on the common themes that have emerged, and the lessons we need to learn, from the numerous high-profile enquiries in which he has played a leading role.

Learn more about our speakers below.

Our ambition at Patent Safety Learning is to share Patient Safety information and learning as widely as possible, so please share these as widely as you can.

At the Conference we launched our Green Paper, A Patient-Safe Future, which sets out our understanding of the current patient safety landscape and our vision for what needs to be done to make healthcare safer for patients. Download your copy here.

We are consulting on our Green Paper until the end of the November 2018. Clicking this link will take you to our consultation site. We will be delighted to find out your thoughts.

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