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May 2020

RSM COVID-19 series: The mental health of NHS staff: how is it, and can it be improved? Episode 10


Dr Clare Gerada, GP and Medical Director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme will discuss how the current pandemic is likely to impact doctors and other health professionals with guest interviewer Adam Kay (award-winning author and former doctor).

They will discuss the emotional and psychological impact of the crisis on the mental health of doctors, how to build resilience, and the extraordinary response of the NHS to the crisis.

The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Leading Change


What does effective change leadership actually look like and how do we know when we're getting it right?
The need for change in safety critical industries has never been greater. Leadership teams are facing challenges on an unprecedented scale. This conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to:
Challenge and change your perspectives with world class change leaders in other industries. Gain new insights and insights from real world accounts of success and failure, adaptation and disruptive innovation. Go beyond the theory and discover the unexpected. The Philosophical Breakfast Club.pdf

Webinar. Patient Safety: Time for questions? Non COVID-19 care and treatment

Co-hosted by Patient Safety Learning and Health+Care. This free webinar will cover non COVID-19 care and treatment.

The webinar will include a panel of experts around patient safety that both pose and answer questions relating to patient and staff safety. This will include everything from leadership, safety culture, access to safe care, human factors, the challenges to this and innovative solutions including products/services.

The panel includes:
Professor Maureen Baker CBE, Chair of the Professional Record Standards Body and past Chair of the Royal College of GPs Professor Mike Bewick, Chair of CECOPS and past Deputy Medical Director to Sir Bruce Keogh at NHS England Dr Jane Carthey – Human Factors and Patient Safety Specialist Mike Fairbourn, Chair of ABHI Patient Safety Working Group & BD Country General Manger Claire Cox – Associate Director of Patient Safety Learning and Clinical Care Outreach Sister Helen Hughes, Chief Executive, Patient Safety Learning
It will cover patient and staff safety issues including:
How to achieve an appropriate balance between coronavirus and ‘ordinary’ health and care demand. Meeting the wave of pent-up demand for health and care services that have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Meeting extra demand for mental health services as a result of the societal and economic impacts of lockdown. Meeting the needs of rapidly discharged hospital patients with a higher level of complexity. Register

Perioperative Safety & Quality 2020


In its 6th year, this FREE event at the Royal London Hospital is for senior healthcare professionals with an active interest in Perioperative Safety, Quality Improvement and Clinical Governance.
The full programme is yet to be finalised but will include sessions on:
Innovation (Mark Blunt, King's Lynn) Learning from deaths (Helen Hogan, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Informatics (Dan Melley, Barts Health) Consent (John Barcroft, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital) Learning from legal cases (David Bogod, Nottingham) The day will feature talks and seminars led by leading clinicians and national organisations, networking opportunities and a safety project competition.
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Live webinar: Challenges in communication between healthcare personnel and patients: COVID-19

Join International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) on 11 May 2020 at 03:30 UTC+1 to hear from Patient Safety Learning's Helen Hughes, Patient Advocate Kathy Kovacs Burns, Rob Galloway ED Consultant at the NHS and Rachael Grimaldi the creator of Cardmedic.
This webinar will focus on finding solutions to the difficulties that arise in communication between healthcare staff and patients, particularly during events like COVID-19 where the use of face masks and shields create a barrier in communication. We will also hear from the perspective of the patient - what are the unintended consequences of failures in communication?

We will hear from Patient Safety Learning's Helen Hughes, Patient Advocate Kathy Kovacs Burns, Rob Galloway ED Consultant at the NHS and Rachael Grimaldi the creator of Cardmedic, an innovative tool to aid in the communication between patients and their carers during the pandemic.
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A Practical Guide to Serious Incident Investigation & Learning

This conference will look at the development and implementation of the New Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (previously known as the Serious Incident Framework) which is due to be published in Winter 2020 as introductory guidance. NHS Improvement will then work with a small number of early adopters to test implementation. For all other organisations the PSIRF is being published for information only and using learning from the pilot sites, resources and guidance will be developed to support organisations to adopt and implement PSIRF, with an expectation that providers and local systems will begin introducing the new framework from Autumn 2020, with full NHS-wide roll out complete by Summer 2021. 
Further information and to book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
A discount is available to hub members by quoting reference hcuk20psl when booking (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer; full T&Cs available upon request). 
Follow the conference on Twitter #NHSSeriousIncidents

2020 IHI Patient Safety Congress


The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety Congress brings together people who are passionate about ensuring safe care equitably for all across the globe. This annual meeting is the must-attend event for those who continue to shape smarter, safer care for patients wherever it’s provided – from the hospital to outpatient settings to the home.
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Valuing community hospitals: Insights from policy, practice and research

The Community Hospital Association and the University of Birmingham are holding a conference to share the new evidence on community hospitals from three research studies. This is important new evidence on aspects such as “value,” “efficiency” and “international learning.” Speakers from the research teams from the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds and Bournemouth/RAND will present their findings, and we will be discussing the impact and implications of these. Keynote speaker: Matt Hanncock, Secretary of State for Health and Care.
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73rd World Health Assembley

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 73rd World Health Assembly will be virtual. The agenda has been reduced to fit into two days, starting on Monday 18 May and concluding no later on Tuesday 19 May.
The programme will cover:
Opening of the Health Assembly by WHA 72 President. Election of the President and five Vice-Presidents. Presidential address. Statements by invited speakers. Address by the Director-General (on COVID-19 pandemic response). Statements by Heads of delegation on COVID-19 pandemic. Watch live

The impact of staff wellbeing on patient safety - from the individual to the system

*Save the date* 
A day of presentations about the individual and system factors that affect patient safety and staff wellbeing.  How we can bring about improvement –  lessons from healthcare and other industries.
Confirmed speakers from: Dr Suzette Woodward - Creating the culture, conditions and values to help people work safely Dr Henrietta Hughes - National Guardian's Office Prof. Jill Maben - Health Services Research and Nursing Emma Scrimshaw - NHS Employers wellbeing framework Mark Young - Rail Accident Investigation Branch Ed Corbett - HSE Head of Human Factors and Organisational Performance  Alice Hartley - RCSEd - Anti-bullying campaign
A full programme and registration will open in January 2020.

NHS Patient Safety Conference: A strategy for continuous improvement

Join us on the 20 May 2020 as we delve into the newly published patient safety strategy. The event will provide delegates with an opportunity to listen, learn and engage with the drivers of the strategy and join the debate on patient safety across the UK.
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Digital health and care congress 2020


The use of digital technology and data in health and care is already providing opportunities for improvements in the way services are delivered, and innovations like artificial intelligence (AI), and new technologies are being used to create new care models for the future. This event brings together health and care professionals, innovators, commissioners, researchers and policy makers interested in the current and future implementation of digital health in the NHS and other health and care systems. 
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Patient Powered Safety

A one day event at Bangor University that show-cases the immense opportunity of working with patients to create safer healthcare.
There has never been a time where opportunities have been greater to transform healthcare than today. At the same time the complexity of diseases and treatments is making it more difficult to deliver safe care. 
Patient safety experts and affected patients and relatives will initiate conversations how we can make care safer with the power, insights and skills of patients. We will explore challenges to deliver safe care around key topics of co-production, shared risk and enabling technology.
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Staffordshire University virtual postgraduate event


Staffordshire University's postgraduate virtual open event is the perfect opportunity to find out everything you need to know about studying with us, what it’s like to be a postgraduate student and to discover how we put your learning at the heart of everything we do.
You’ll have the chance to:
Chat online to our brilliant and friendly academics to discuss the course you’re interested in. Get one-to-one advice and guidance from our expert student support, finance, careers and personal development teams. Chat online to some of our current postgraduate students to discover more about student life and why Staffordshire University is the place to be for postgraduate study. Find out more about the application process for postgraduate courses. Learn more about our on-campus facilities including our library, nursery and careers studio. Explore our state-of-the-art facilities with our virtual tours. Further information

Webinar: Wearable technology

How ergonomics is influencing the design and use of wearable technology to help augment human capability and performance.
This free seminar, delivered by webinar, will consist of two presentations and a curated Q&A session by the chair, Dr Chris Ramsden, CIEHF’s President Elect and co-lead of the Healthcare Sector Group, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and current President of the Chartered Society of Designers.
Who should attend?
Anyone focused on improving human-centred processes by minimising musculoskeletal disorders, finding new ways to improve work safety, and designing more ergonomic products, tools or processes.
Anyone seeking to understand how to integrate human factors engineering throughout the design process in order to design a truly adaptable and usable product, resulting in an effortless and enjoyable experience for the user.
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Society for Acute Medicine: Virtual Webinars


This event repeats every week until 15/06/20

A Weekly series of Clinical Practice Webinars with SAMLondon 2020 Abstract Presentations
Wednesday 20 May – Wednesday 17 June 2020, 1900-2100
The current COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest public health challenge of our time and has significant implications for acute medicine. The Society for Acute Medicine wants to support the acute medicine community and provide resources that will help you understand and manage this crisis. We plan to do this virtually by launching a weekly series of clinical practice webinars and abstract presentations running for 5 weeks, starting on Wednesday 20 May 2020.
These virtual webinars are open to all members of the multidisciplinary team who work in acute and general medicine. They give us the opportunity to discuss and debate current COVID-19 challenges for acute medicine. They also offer a platform to the authors who successfully submitted abstracts for the postponed SAMLondon conference due to take place in May 2020, enabling them to share their work with colleagues.
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Online: Community-based care and learning disabilities: providing the right support, care and housing

More than 2,000 people with autism or a learning disability are currently living in care settings that do not meet their needs.
This free online event from The King's Fund will look at the challenges of moving these individuals into homes in the community and how to overcome them. It will look at the lessons learned from examples where the NHS, local government, the housing sector and care providers have worked together and the challenges they faced.