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September 2021

World Patients Alliance Regional Webinar on WPSD


The World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) is observed globally on 17 Sept every year. The objectives of WPSD are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and work towards global solidarity and action by all stakeholders to improve patient safety. The theme of WPSD 2021 is “Safe maternal and newborn care". WPA has initiated a campaign to celebrate WPSD all over the world. As part of this campaign, WPA is organising a regional webinar series in September 2021. WPA will conduct webinars in EURO, Asia Including EMRO, Latin America and AFRO Region.
Monday 6 September 2021 - WPSD Regional Webinar for EURO
Thursday 9 September 2021 - WPSD Regional Webinar for Latin America
Monday 13 September 2021 - WPSD Regional Webinar for Asia including EMRO
Tuesday 14 September 2021 - WPSD Regional Webinar for AFRO

NHS Long Term Plan Webinar Series: Transforming Integrated Child and Family Health (Services) for children, young people and families


This seminar is an opportunity for colleagues in public health, early years, social care and the third sector to take stock and consider how Integrated Child and Family Health Services can be redesigned and commissioned to provide early intervention and preventative services.
It is also an opportune time to consider what Integrated Child and Family Health services could mean for children and families to lead to better support and outcomes.
The event will:
Highlight how ICSs can develop truly integrated Child and Family Health Services that improve outcomes and reduce inequalities for children and families. Share exemplars from Integrated Child and Family Health models of innovation and excellence. Inspire system leaders to think and work differently. Register

Baby Lifeline: Maternity Safety Conference 2021

This conference will bring together maternity professionals, system leaders, subject specialists and patients and families to present the latest evidence on the safety of maternity care today, share examples of positive improvement and best practice and hear from senior leaders about the next steps in the national maternity safety programme.
Further information and registration

Building a culture of learning and accountability: learning from when things go wrong


When things go wrong in health and social care, there can be significant consequences for patients, staff, and leaders. But, too often, the voices of people who use services and their families have gone unheard, while staff have feared being blamed for mistakes that result from systemic failings or human error.
So how can health and social care leaders at all levels create a just culture, where mistakes lead to learning? And how can organisations take accountability for learning and improving after something goes wrong?
The King’s Fund is co-hosting this virtual conference in partnership with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman from 13–16 September, in the lead up to World Patient Safety Day on 17 September, to explore how culture is key to enable professionals, patients and organisations to use the learning from mistakes and serious incidents to drive improvement in the safety and quality of care.
Drawing on stories of learning and accountability told from several different perspectives, including case studies, we will examine how taking responsibility for learning offers a positive alternative to a culture of fear or blame. 

Nobody should be harmed in healthcare: Rotary People of Action Observing World Patient Safety Day

This webinar will focus on how to harness the vast experience of the voluntary sector and advocate locally appropriate strategies to improve patient safety, through a network of Ambassadors.  
Who should attend? 
Patient safety can only be achieved by collaboration between the professionals, patients, families, community members and stake holders. So, whatever your background you are most welcome. 
To raise awareness about the burden of unsafe health care.  To bring together the voluntary sector with a stake in health improvement programmes, to adopt a charter for patient safety and integrate safety strategies into their programmes.    Speakers
Neelam Dhingra, Unit Head, WHO Patient Safety Flagship/A Decade of Patient Safety 2020-2030, World Health Organization, Geneva 
Dr. Abdulelah Alhawsawi,  Global Ambassador, The G20 Health and Development Partnership; Former Director General, Saudi Patient Safety Centre 
Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed Founder, Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety and Healthcare Quality & Safety Association of Pakistan 
Ms Regina N. M Kamoga, Executive Director, CHAIN Uganda 

Pursuit of safety culture excellence

This one day masterclass will focus on teams working effectively and productively through improving the culture within Healthcare organisations. There will be a focus on how safety and culture is perceived by healthcare staff and how culture relates to QI and audit. The outcome of the day is to not only improve safety culture and patient safety but also staff experience and staff engagement.
Key learning objectives:
Define culture within healthcare. Understand safety culture. Explore culture of quality improvement and audits. Improve civility within teams. Learn how to lead cultural change. Register

Decisions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): Ensuring effective & person centred practice

A recent report published by the BMJ found that many doctors have difficulty in DNACPR discussions. 
Chaired by Davina Hehir Director of Policy & Legal Strategy Compassion in Dying, conference will focus on the important issue of effective person centred practice in CPR decisions and communication.  By attending you will have the opportunity to hear from Rosie Benneyworth Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care Care Quality Commission who will discuss what we've learnt from the pandemic, including: the rapid review of how cardiopulmonary resuscitation decisions were used during the coronavirus pandemic; improving involvement of people using services, record keeping, and oversight and scrutiny of the decisions being made.
20% Discount now available with code HCUK20CPR when booking

Healthcare Safety Investigations Conference


Join the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) for their second Healthcare Safety Investigations Conference.
This year HSIB will:
share the learning from our investigations, and the positive impact that recommendations have been having on healthcare and patient safety across the country find out more about how we are teaching investigation science guide you through the principles which sit behind modern healthcare safety investigations take a close look at safety management systems. How they’re used in other organisations, and could they work in the NHS? focus on how together we can make maternity care safer share case studies and patient stories from across our investigations. Register now

World Patient Safety Day 2021 Virtual Global Conference

WHO Patient Safety Flagship invites you to participate in World Patient Safety Day 2021 Virtual Global Conference “Together for safe and respectful maternal and newborn care”
The conference will be opened by WHO leadership and will feature:
Keynote addresses by global patient safety leaders and advocates. Global  landscape and stories from the ground on maternal and newborn health and safety. Panel discussions on prioritizing safety in maternal and newborn care in the journey towards universal health coverage and the role of partners. Introduction of World Patient Safety Day Goals 2021. World Patient Safety Day 2021 is dedicated to “Safe maternal and  newborn care” recognising the significant burden of avoidable harm women and newborns are exposed to due to unsafe care, particularly  around the time of childbirth.

16th Annual Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference


The world’s leading experts in medicine, public health, trade unions, environmentalists, and more, virtually come together for an interdisciplinary, international learning opportunity about the latest asbestos policy, prevention efforts, and medical advancements in the United States and around the world. ADAO's conference is perfect for victims, scientists, health and safety professionals, the medical community, and health and environmental activists. This year ADAO introduce our Friday “Art, Advocacy, and Shared Stories” Film Festival.

Safe and respectful First Nations, Inuit and Métis maternal and newborn care

During pregnancy, labour and delivery many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people experience significant barriers to accessing care thus leading to unacceptable health disparities including increased risk for poor maternal and newborn health outcomes in Canada. There are opportunities to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. 
Join this webinar with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and Patients for Patient Safety Canada, a patient-led program of Healthcare Excellence Canada, in honour of World Patient Safety Day. The goals of this virtual discussion are to build awareness and understanding of the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and to discuss ways to provide safer maternal and newborn care. 
The perspectives and experiences of patients, providers and researchers on the current patient safety challenges will be shared, as well as the supports and strategies to improve outcomes and experiences.  This session will also identify what health care providers and leaders can do to improve First Nations, Inuit and Métis safety and health outcomes.  All will leave the session practical ideas to improve patient safety with and for Indigenous families.  

Improving patient safety in NHS maternity and neonatal care


This event will mark the 2021 World Health Organisation’s World Patient Safety Day and aims to showcase the patient safety work happening in the NHS and with partners, to improve the safety of maternal and neonatal care.
Introduction from Aidan Fowler, National Director of Patient Safety (chair) Presentations from the National Maternity Champions, Matthew Jolly, National Clinical Director for Maternity and Women's Health and Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer Hear from AQUA (the Advancing Quality Alliance) about its safety culture programme for maternity and neonatal board safety champions Dr Nicola Mackintosh, Associate Professor in Social Science Applied to Health, SAPPHIRE Deputy, University of Leicester will present on ‘What a good maternity safety culture looks like’, providing an overview of a considered analysis of maternity and neonatal safety culture surveys Tony Kelly, National Clinical Lead for the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme will provide an introduction to the national Maternity Early Warning Score (MEWS) tool and Newborn Early Warning Trigger and Track (NEWTT) Expected Audience: NHS provider and commissioning staff, particularly those working in maternity and neonatal care and in patient safety roles.

A vision for the future of safe care: Maternal & newborn safety in COVID-19


On 17 September, the global patient safety community will once again come together for the annual World Patient Safety Day (WPSD). Globally, a series of events will take place to advocate for safe and respectful childbirth.
In recognition of this important topic, the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC), part of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, are hosting a virtual event.
The event will address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on staff burnout and resilience, and the safety impacts for patients and families, through a spotlight on their impact on maternal and newborn care in support of the World Health Organization’s objectives for WPSD 2021.
The event will include a live panel discussion, featuring UK and international safety leaders and experts in maternal and newborn care.
Confirmed speakers and panellists include:
Professor the Lord Ara Darzi - Director of the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre; Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP - Chair of the UK Health and Social Care Select Committee Dr Mike Durkin - Senior Advisor on Patient Safety Policy and Leadership, NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, Institute of Global Health Innovation Nadine Dorries MP - Minister for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety, UK Government Dr Aidan Fowler - National Director of Patient Safety, NHS England/Improvement Dr Suzanna Sulaiman - Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital Professor TG Teoh - Clinical Director at Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Director of Women’s & Children’s at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent - First Chief Midwifery Officer; Director of Midwifery and Nursing for Women’s and Children’s at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital; National Maternity Champion, UK Department for Health and Social Care. Darren Welch - Director, Global Health Directorate, UK Foreign Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) Register

Anchor institutions: using resources and influence to reduce health inequalities


Anchor institutions are large organisations, connected to their local area, that can use their assets and resources to benefit the communities around them. Health and care organisations, as well as providing healthcare services, are well-placed to use their influence and resources to improve the social determinants of health, health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.
This King's Fund event will explore what anchor institutions are, what they look like in practice and how we can embed some of those ways of working within health and care. We will look at how health and care organisations, working in partnership with other local anchor institutions, are leveraging their role as large employers and purchasers of goods and services and playing an active role in protecting the health, wellbeing and economic resilience of their local communities.

HSJ Patient Safety Congress


HSJ are excited to announce that the Congress will return as an onsite event and will be taking place on 20-21 September 2021 at Manchester Central. With plenty to address, share and learn, HSJ cannot wait to welcome you to what will be a significant gathering of our patient safety community to harness key lessons from the past year.

Clean dozen human factors

Instead of striving to avoid mistakes, we could simply turn it around and reinforce the positive aspects of our successes. Something that Ernst Mach (1838-1916) also knew: Success and failure come from the same source. Only in the result can they be distinguished from each other. Christiane Heuerding and Jörg Leonhardt strongly believe that reflecting on and investing in things which go well are vital for proactive safety management. Christiane therefore had the idea of using the well-known term the “dirty dozen” for it and converting it to a “clean dozen”. Gordon Dupont developed this idea in order to categorise frequent human errors. Christiane and Jörg will tell us how to change this “dirty-driven” view of errors into a “clean-driven” view of strengths and potentials.

What good looks like & frontline support

New guidance for digital transformation across the health service has been published by NHSX. The framework sets out seven ways for NHS organisations to ensure success, including: being well led, ensuring smart foundations, safe practice, supporting people, empowering citizens, improving care, and healthy populations.

It includes 49 specifics, spanning ensuring technology has been assessed against the DTAC, to making consistent use of national tools such as the NHS app and putting in place ICS-wide professional development for digital.   
Join the Institute of Health & Social Care Management's (IHSCM) free webinar, to hear Roy Lilley ask those who developed the guidance and those who will need to implement it: 'What Does Good Look Like?'

He will be posing his and your questions to:
Sonia Patel, CIO, NHSX Sakthi Karunanithi, Director of Public Health & Wellbeing, Lancashire County Council Liz Ashall-Payne, Founding CEO, ORCHA June Hall, Chair, Digital Health Special Interest Group, IHSCM Register

Action Planning in Health & Social Care Conference

This conference focuses on practical steps you can take to improve action planning and embed human factors and after action reviews to ensure learning, change and demonstrable improvement.
This conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working to drive change and improvement   Understand the action planning process Reflect on the challenges in ensuring accountability for change  Develop effective strategies for embedding a human factors approach into action planning  Learn from action planning examples in patient safety, complaints and to embed findings from clinical audit and quality improvement   Understand the legal context including the implications of unimplemented action plans   Ensure assurance and oversight of action plans   CQC action planning right and communicating improvement back to the CQC Motivating clinical teams to change and improve Conducting effective after action reviews To book you place, please click here.

The 4-part framework for building a patient-centered culture

There is no “magic wand” for impacting patient experience in healthcare. Even the best tools and most proven strategies require coordination and commitment across the organization to succeed in delivering a better patient journey. Leading healthcare organizations understand that a great staff culture of service, robust process, and differentiated technology are all equally vital to creating an improved patient experience.
Join Burl Stamp, FACHE, a national thought-leader on patient and employee engagement and a frequent author and speaker on contemporary leadership issues in health care, as he explores actionable steps providers can take to create a patient-centric employee culture and ultimately drive better patient experiences. Burl will be joined by healthcare and consumer experience experts from Talkdesk to give you the best practices and insights to make an impact in your organisation.

Independent Prescribing Showcase Series - The Prescribing Competency Framework


This online event is an important update for prescribers, and for those who take prescribed medicines, on the RPS Prescribing Competency Framework.
This framework was originally produced in by the National Prescribing Centre as a competency framework for all prescribers, and updated by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in 2016.
Join this event to: 
Hear about the changes to the RPS competency framework for all prescribers. Hear how others in pharmacy and other healthcare professions are using the framework. Ask questions to colleagues who were involved in updating the framework. Register

2nd Global Summit on Pediatric Nursing


Pediatric Nursing aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Global Summit on Pediatric Nursing. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Pediatric Nursing.

Tissue Viability Society: Infection and Surgery wounds


The aim of this day is to further enhance the understanding of delegates in the causes of surgical wound breakdown, the recognition and management of wound infection and the management of dehisced surgical wounds.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this study day, delegates will have:
An awareness of national guidance and best practice with regard to prevention of surgical wound infection. A good understanding of how to recognise unusual signs of infection in surgical wounds including wound swabbing, how to do it when and why. A basic understanding of NPWT (Negative Pressure Wound Therapy), how and when to use. Register

Root Cause Analysis: 1 day masterclass

The course will offer a practical guide to Root Cause Analysis with a focus on systems-based patient safety investigation as proposed by the forthcoming National Patient Safety Incident Response Framework which emphasises the requirement for investigations to be led by those with safety investigation training/expertise and with dedicated time and resource to complete the work. This course will include an opportunity for learners to gain a Level 3 qualification (A level equivalent) in RCA skills (2 credits / 20 hours) on successful completion of a short-written assignment.
This one-day course is designed to provide delegates with the key skills and knowledge that they will require to conduct Root Cause Analysis effectively. The course content walks learners through the seven-key stages to conducting a high-quality Root Cause Analysis investigation. It pays particular attention to planning and managing investigations, interviewing staff, mapping information, using appropriate analysis tools to establish contributory factors, plus focus on creating fit-for-purpose action plans and final reports. It advocates Root Cause Analysis as a team-based approach and concur with NHS Improvement’s 2018 statement ‘investigations must be led by trained investigators with the support of an appropriately resourced investigation team’.
Further information and to book your place visit or email: kate@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive a 20% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org

Minimise Moisture™: A local quality improvement initiative for raising awareness of Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD)


Julie Tyrer, Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant at Liverpool Heart and Chest, NHS Foundation Trust, presents her new ‘Minimise Moisture’ initiative for raising awareness of moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) during the next Harm Free Care Network online meeting.