Jump to content


July 2020

Webinar. Innovation and patient safety during COVID-19: A medical equipment case study


Hosted by Govconnect, Helen Hughes, Jamie Munro, Stewart Munro and Dylan Goaten.
COVID-19 exposed the shortfall of some vital equipment in the NHS; ventilators were the headline product. However, volumetric infusion pumps were another example of equipment being transferred to ICU, leading to a severe shortage for normal requirements. Hospitals, already poorly equipped with adequate pumps, urgently required reliable methods of monitoring IV infusions.
When the severity of the pandemic became apparent earlier this year, it triggered somewhat of a panic in the NHS. Normal procurement practice was suspended. Overnight procurement barriers preventing the adoption of new products and innovations were lifted and funding available.
The webinar will present a case study from West Suffolk Hospital who will describe their experiences with the shortage of volumetric pumps and how Pentland Medical were able to assist with the Monidrop device. Feedback from the Nursing team who have implemented Monidrop into their everyday practice will also feature. Patient Safety Learning's Helen Hughes will be presenting
Further information and registration

Online course: Clinical incident reporting

This masterclass, facilitated by Faisal Ahmed, Governance Specialist Trainer, provides knowledge and skills on how to report and investigate an incident in light of the most prevalent incidents, for example medication and patient falls. We ensure that there is a comprehensive investigation, identifying lessons learned and the development of action plans. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to record findings and collate information to prevent recurrence and the severity of incidents. All staff who report and investigate incidents should attend.
hub members can receive a 10% discount with code hcuk10psl.
Further information and registration

Patient safety webinar: Confidential reporting and surgical safety (CORESS)

The talk, from Professor Frank Smith, will cover the rationale for a Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS); how the system works; and will be illustrated by examples of surgical adverse events and near misses from across the surgical specialties, from which lessons can be learned.
Part of a series of free webinars from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Masterclass: Developing your role as a Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)

This masterclass, facilitated by Barry Moult, a former Head of Information Governance for an NHS Trust, and his colleague Andrew Harvey, will focus on developing your role as a SIRO (Senior Information Risk Officer) in health and social care.
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).

No Going Back: virtual conference 2020


The Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) are partnering with The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff and the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust to present their ‘No Going Back’ online conference. 
What have we learnt, what have we done differently, what technical innovations have we found indispensable during this coronavirus crisis?   
Together, with members, we will bring you case studies and discuss the importance of ‘No Going Back’.
Join what will be a thoroughly interesting and interactive discussion, on a highly anticipated and talked about topic within health and care organisations.

Patient Safety Congress 2020


The Patient Safety Congress is the UK’s essential forum for everyone involved in improving patient safety. Run by Wilmington Healthcare, the focus is on ensuring that attendees leave with practical ideas and inspiration to take back to their organisation.
Further information and registration
Call for patient advocates
The Patient Safety Congress brings together over 1,000 people, all with an interest in helping to transform patient safety. Speakers will include national leaders, policy makers, frontline innovators and patient advocates. To ensure that every session includes patient representatives sharing their thoughts and experiences, the Congress committee is currently looking for patient advocates particularly in areas including:
Maternity and neonatal care Patient and family involvement in incident investigations Diversity and equality in the workforce and its impact on patient care The use of technology in patient care Co-production between patients and organisations The impact of staff shortages on patient care Learning from patient feedback and complaints End-of-life/palliative care Sepsis, AKI and patient deterioration Sexual abuse and human rights breaches in mental health wards Care home safety Medication errors and delayed discharge Have you got a story to share and would like to be involved? If so, please contact mailbox@patients-association.org.uk

Knowledge Xchange learning labs

This event repeats every week until 17/08/20

This series of weekly open access knowledge learning lab sessions from AQuA have been designed to build a conversation and support you in your COVID-19 response.
The topics are built around the four AQuA themes this year, where AQuA has significant expertise, learning and interest. The sessions will provide the opportunity for you to learn about the latest thinking and the bespoke tools that have been co-developed by AQuA and our members.

Early detection of cardiovascular disease: A paradigm shift beyond the pandemic


NHS leaders are concerned that the suspension of normal services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the fact that people have been isolating and following social distancing measures, may have led to potentially thousands more cases of CVD being undiagnosed.
The NHS Long Term Plan has detailed an ambition to improve early detection and treatment of CVD, however, there are still too many people living with high-risk conditions such as Atrial Fibrillation. Progress has been made on identification and diagnosis through the use of digital technology. These digital tools are set to become even more important and widespread in their use as we move past the peak of the pandemic and into the recovery phase.
This free webinar chaired by National Clinical Director for CVD Prevention Dr. Shahed Ahmad, will set out how the Long Term Plan’s ambitions for CVD prevention might now be achieved as we enter a ‘new normal’ healthcare landscape.

Root Cause Analysis: 1 Day Masterclass

This intensive masterclass will provide in-house Root Cause Analysis training in line with The NHS Patient Safety Strategy (July 2019).
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.
hub members can receive a 10% discount with code hcuk10psl.
Further information and registration

The Below Ten Thousand Way – Clinician Led Cultural Change


This webinar will be presented by Rob Tomlinson, RGN, Royal Blackburn Hospital Operating Theatres and Pete Smith, Former Nurse at Geelong University Hospital, Australia.
Noise and distraction is consistently associated with the occurrence of Never Events.
Rob Tomlinson has used his experience of being part of a team involved in a never event to address one of the greatest challenges in surgery, reducing noise and distraction. Rob reached out to two nurses in Australia who offer a possible solution to this dilemma.
This session will educate the audience about Clinician Led Cultural Change, Below Ten Thousand, how to introduce Ground Up Change (and how not to!), dangers of steep hierarchies and dangers of noise and distraction in healthcare.
Further information and registration