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September 2022

WHO: Health20 Summit

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150 high-level participants spanning across G20+ countries will discuss with G20 policymakers and politicians, government ministers, multilateral organisations, the global health community, the private sector, economists, civil society, and academia how to create a new age of partnerships and positive sustainable interdependencies of the many global and national COVID-19 learning initiatives. Participants will discuss and suggest how to advance the nexus of health and socio-economic impact to not only avoid a future pandemic, but transform health systems for good.

The H20 Summit will make joint recommendations to the upcoming G20 Health Ministers and Leaders Meeting in October and November 2022. 
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Systems approach to patient safety

This one day masterclass is part of a series of masterclasses focusing on how to use Human Factors in your workplace.
Leadership in the NHS is the responsibility of all staff. Understanding human factors will allow healthcare to enhance performance, culture and organisation.
These masterclasses have been re-designed in line with the new Patient Safety Syllabus. It will look at why things go wrong and how to implement change to prevent it from happening again or mitigate the risks.
This masterclass will focus on systems to improve patient safety.
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/systems-approach-patient-safety-masterclass or click on the title above or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members can receive a 20% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for discount code.

Implementing the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework

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The Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) will be published early August 2022, as a major piece of guidance on how NHS organisations respond to patient safety incidents, and ensure compassionate engagement with those affected.
Secondary care providers will be asked to begin preparing to transition to PSIRF from September 2022. Preparation is expected to take 12 months with all organisations transitioning to PSIRF by August 2023.
This webinar will be hosted on MS Teams Live to provide:
An introduction to the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework and accompanying guidance An overview of the next steps for providers as they begin work to prepare to transition to the framework An outline of the six preparation phases over the next 12 months Details of resources and support to help providers prepare for PSIRF Opportunities to ask questions. Presenters:
Tracey Herlihey, Head of Patient Safety Incident Response Policy, NHS England National Patient Safety Team Lauren Mosley, Head of Patient Safety Implementation, NHS England National Patient Safety Team   Register

IHI redesigning event: Review with root cause analyses and actions (RCA2)

When accidents occur in healthcare, providers and health systems have an urgent responsibility to respond to prevent future harm.
In this online course from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), you'll learn to improve your event review process with a unique approach — endorsed by leaders in patient safety across the United States and abroad — that expands upon traditional root cause analysis.
Moving swiftly after a safety incident occurs, you'll learn to establish a small team to conduct interviews, develop a flowchart, and pinpoint vulnerabilities in your system: poor equipment design, inadequate training, or insufficient resources.
Most importantly, by the end of the course, you'll gain tools and strategies to address these vulnerabilities with sustainable actions that really work to prevent future harm. This is the focus of Root Cause Analyses and Actions — or RCA2. 
During this online course, you will:
Explore the type of culture it takes to support RCA2. Learn to prioritize events for RCA2 review. Assemble an effective RCA2 team. Explore strategies to engage patients in the RCA2 process. Gain tools and techniques for conducting interviews after an adverse event occurs. Use flowcharting after an adverse event to understand what happened and why. Learn to identify actions that will protect patients and staff from future harm. Apply goal-setting and measurement techniques to facilitate sustained improvement. Implement approaches for evaluating the success of RCA2. Explore creative possibilities for future applications of RCA2.

5th International Workshop on “Safety-II in Practice”: Towards a Unified Approach to all Operations

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After two years with virtual workshops due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce that the fifth International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice will be organised on site in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 7-9, 2022. The Workshop is organised by FRAMsynt. The workshop will begin with an optional half-day tutorial on Safety-II in Practice in the afternoon of September 7 (1330-1730 BST), and continue with two days of meetings and discussions from September 8 (0830-1700 BST) to September 9 (0830-1500 BST). There will be a walking tour of Edinburgh old town (hosted by Steven Shorrock) and a dinner on the evening of September 8 for those who wish to join.
Aim of the workshop
The aim of the workshop is to share experiences from existing and/or planned applications of a Safety-II approach in various industries and practices. The workshop will give the participants an opportunity to present and discuss problems encountered and lessons learned – good as well as bad, practical as well as methodological. The workshop is a unique opportunity for safety professionals and researchers to interact with like-minded colleagues, to debate the strengths and weaknesses of a Safety-II approach, and to share ideas for further developments.
The guiding principle for the workshop is “long discussions interrupted by short presentations”. In order to achieve this, the number of participants will be limited to 60 – first come, first served.
Participation
The workshop is open to everyone regardless of their level of experience with Safety-II. It will address the use of Safety-II in a variety of fields and for purposes ranging from investigations, performance analyses, organisational management and development, individual and organisational learning, and resilience. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to:
Discuss and exchange experiences on how a Safety-II approach can be used to analyse and manage complex socio-technical systems. Receive feedback on and support for your own Safety-II projects and ideas. Learn about the latest developments and application areas of Safety-II. Develop a perspective on the long-term potential of a Safety-II approach. Discussion topics, presentations and papers
You can contribute actively to the workshop by submitting proposals for:
Topics or themes for panel discussions (preferably with a presentation or introduction, but open suggestions of themes are also welcome). Presentations of ongoing or already completed work in industry and/or academia. Ideas that you would like to get a second opinion on. Questions or issues that you have been wondering about and would like to hear more about. The relevance of a Safety-II perspective for individual and organisational learning. The strategic management of Safety-II: how to introduce changes to routines and daily practice. For each type of proposal, please provide a short abstract (about 100 – 200 words, but even less if need be) with a summary of what you would like to present or discuss and how you want to be involved. All proposals will be reviewed and comments to the submitters will be provided. Please submit your proposed contribution to: contact@humanisticsystems.com
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Long COVID Physio International Forum

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Long COVID Physio will host the Long COVID Physio International Forum in partnership with Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and Fisiocamera, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Realize Canada. The two day online forum will bring the lived experience to Long COVID, disability and rehabilitation.
The Long COVID Physio International Forum is suitable for any audience, including health and social care professionals, people living with or affected by Long COVID or other conditions, academics, service providers, policymakers, students of allied health and rehabilitation professions, and people wanting to learn more.
The Long COVID Physio International Forum programme will be released soon. Programme content will be delivered live and available on demand, covering three different streams:
Science - learn the most up to date research from leaders in the field. Discussion - the hot discussions and debates on the topics we all want. Workshop - share knowledge and skills that make a difference. Registration will open June 15th 2022. Further details can be found here.

Provider collaboration: building on what works and looking to the future

From July 2022, all NHS trusts providing acute and mental health services will need to join a provider collaborative, with these collaboratives forming a universal part of the provider landscape. Working within a challenging NHS environment – struggling with record high waiting lists and a limited workforce – provider collaboratives offer an opportunity to make efficiencies whilst improving service delivery. As providers move from a mindset of competition to one of collaboration, they must come together to deliver better services and improve care pathways.
However, the purpose and form of these collaboratives can vary considerably across England and important decisions remain over the governance and accountability arrangements of these new collaboratives.
Join the King's Fund for this digital virtual conference 12–15 September which will bring together leaders from across collaboratives to explore this new approach to service delivery. The event will explore what collaboration models have been successful before and the barriers they overcame. What can we learn from these as new collaboratives are set to take shape?
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POSTPONED: Improving Patient Safety & Care 2022 Conference: Collaboration for better care

**Note: this event has been rescheduled for 15 November 2022**
Govconnect are delighted to announce that the 3rd Annual Improving Patient Safety & Care Conference, will be held at the RSM in partnership with Patient Safety Learning.
Supporting STPs/ICSs and healthcare providers to implement features of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy can only be achieved through the joint efforts of multiple organisations, and for the last 3 years, the Govconnect’s Patient Safety series of webinars has provided the platform for discussion to shape a better policy in order to better deliver the commitments of the strategy.
Improving Patient Safety & Care 2022 allows government departments, arms-length bodies, the NHS and local authorities, research institutions, and the charity and voluntary sector to hear from senior leaders from many of the key partner organisations involved in implementing the patient safety strategy.
Speakers at this event include: 
Dr Una Adderley, National Wound Care Strategy Programme Director, AHSN Network Cheryl Crocker, Patient Safety Director, AHSN Network Sir Robert Francis, Chair, Healthwatch England Dr Nigel Acheson, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Care Quality Commission Helen Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Patient Safety Learning Peter Walsh, Chief Executive, Action Against Medical Accidents & WHO Patients for Patient Safety Champion Agenda
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We are delighted to announce we have a number of fully funded tickets to offer. Please use the following code when asked at the cart on the registration page: IPSC22GUEST 
 

Root Cause Analysis: 1 day masterclass

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. The course 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. We advocate 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’.
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/root-cause-analysis-1-day-masterclass  or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk.
We are pleased to offer hub members a 20% discount. Please email info@pslhub.org for the code.

NHS Communicate 2022: Celebrating excellence in NHS communications

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The NHS Communicate conference is back for a second year, offering an unparalleled opportunity for senior communicators across the health service to explore the reputational challenges facing the NHS and to share expertise and learning from healthcare and beyond. 
It seems like a long time since members of the public were clapping for NHS staff at the height of the pandemic. Today, the NHS finds itself under increasing operational pressure, with lengthening waiting times and an exhausted workforce with low morale.
With public satisfaction at a 25-year low, and following recent tax increases to fund extra investment, public scrutiny of the NHS has rarely been greater.
Building on the great success of last year’s inaugural event, NHS Communicate 2022 is a chance to explore the impacts of the pandemic on the reputation of the NHS and the role of communications in supporting and helping to build and sustain its profile and reputation. Whether it is demonstrating the value the NHS delivers to patients, or positioning the NHS as an employer of choice, NHS communications plays a vital role.
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Toolkit using patient experience and learning from incidents to improve patient safety

This one day masterclass will focus on a toolkit to allow organisations to use patient experience and incident to improve patient safety. The Toolkit uses 3 phases: planning, implementation and review. The Francis Report showed that the NHS had stopped listening to the needs of its users. Patient experience is still an underutilised tool in the armoury of a healthcare organisation and commissioners.
The toolkit uses the priorities of the Francis Report to improve patient experience and patient safety. These include putting patients first, openness, candour, accountability, complaints handling, culture of caring and compassionate leadership.
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/patient-experience-and-learning-from-incidents-to-improve-safety or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk.
hub members receive a 20% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for discount code.

HSJ Patient Safety Congress: Pushing boundaries. Changing practice. Saving lives

In its 15th year, the HSJ Patient Safety Congress is the largest annual event to unite patient safety leaders, front-line innovators, national policymakers and patient representatives from across the UK to learn and exchange ideas that will transform patient safety and standards of care.  
Patient safety is a field that never stands still. Practitioners across the patient pathway are dedicated to continuous improvement and improving the patient experience, ensuring equity of care for all and optimising outcomes. As a result of this Congress, changes have been made to medical textbooks and led to new research being commissioned. But more importantly, it is through this event that changes are made within teams and organisations that help save lives.
This year’s Congress will address both new and long-standing patient safety challenges, offering new insights, practical ideas and actionable solutions to help improve care in your organisation:
Building a restorative culture. Integrating human factors approach to improve safety. Focusing on patient safety in non-acute settings. Practical approaches to patient and family engagement. Safety and equality in women’s health. Protecting and supporting our workforce. Improving governance and regulation to achieve consistent care. Encouraging clinician-led innovation. Examining safety for vulnerable people. Recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient. Breaking the cycle of repeat errors to advance the safety agenda. Responding to catastrophe in a healthcare setting. Reversing the impact of normalised deviance on patient safety. Eliminating unnecessary deaths in a post-pandemic. Register

WHO World Patient Safety Day 2022 Global virtual event “Medication without harm”

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Medication-related harm accounts for up to half of the overall preventable harm in medical care. Patients in low- and middle-income countries are twice more likely to experience preventable medication harm than patients in high-income countries. Considering this huge burden of harm, “Medication Safety” has been selected as the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2022.
To commemorate the day, WHO is organizing a Global Virtual Event, calling on all stakeholders to join efforts globally for “Medication Without Harm”. During the event, stakeholders will discuss medication safety issues within the strategic framework of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm, including 1) Patients and the public, 2) Health and care workers, 3) Medicines, and 4) Systems and practices of medication.
Interpretations will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Register for the webinar
Save the date-flyer_Global Virtual Event WPSD 2022_15 September 2022.pdf

IHI webinar: Hardwiring systems for medication without harm

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What we’re getting wrong about the “Five rights of medication use” and other safety myths
Despite decades of focus, medication errors, which result from weak medication systems and human factors, constitute the greatest proportion of total preventable harm. Yet across decades of efforts to improve medication safety, a disproportionate burden continues to be placed on human performance, while examination and focus on improving systems and the cultures in which humans work is often limited and reactive.
In recognition of World Patient Safety Day, this free Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) webinar examines how traditional approaches to medication safety continue to impede progress. Interprofessional faculty with expertise in systems thinking and human factors engineering will share insights on reorienting our thinking and approaches to medication safety. This webinar will provide fresh ideas for engaging a cross-disciplinary, systems perspective and harnessing team members in the improvement of systems to support medication safety.
What you'll learn
Review commonly held myths about humans that limit progress in medication safety, including the “Five Rights of Medication Use.” Discuss how human factors design and interventions support human performance and improvements in medication safety. Identify at least one idea for change that you can consider for improving medication safety in your organization. Register
This webinar will take place at 12:00-13:00 ET (17:00-18:00 BST)

World Patient Safety Day 2022 - "Role of stakeholders in GPSAP in the country context to ensure medication safety”

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The Patient Academy for Innovation and Research (PAIR), Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) and DakshamA Health are celebrating  World Patient Safety Day, with a webinar on the theme of "Role of stakeholders in GPSAP in the country's context to ensure medication safety". This event will bring all the stakeholders together to discuss their roles in ensuring medication safety and reducing medication-related harm through strengthening systems and practices of medication use, making the process of medication safer and free from harm and galvanizing action on the challenge by calling on all stakeholders to prioritize medication safety and address unsafe practices and system weaknesses.
The objectives of World Patient Safety Day 2022 by WHO are -
RAISE global awareness of the high burden of medication-related harm due to medication errors and unsafe practices, and ADVOCATE urgent action to improve medication safety.  ENGAGE key stakeholders and partners in the efforts to prevent medication errors and reduce medication-related harm.  EMPOWER patients and families to be actively involved in the safe use of medication. SCALE UP implementation of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm. Register for the webinar
The webinar will take place at 3.00-4.30 IST (10.30am-12pm BST)

Patient involvement & partnership for patient safety

This conference focuses on patient involvement and partnership for patient safety including implementing the New National Framework for involving patients in patient safety, and developing the role of the Patient Safety Partner (PSP) in  your organisation or service.
The National Framework for involving patients in patient safety was released by NHS England in June 2021.
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/patient-involvement or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk.
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Reinvigorating clinical governance

This day will explore what clinical governance means for frontline clinicians. Based on experiential learning techniques, drawing on live case studies and shared experiences of the participants, it looks at the challenges that colleagues working in healthcare settings encounter as part of their journey into patient safety and overall clinical governance and what needs to happen to the system safer for the staff and the patients.
Working in partnership, this day draws on expertise from the healthcare leaders and front line clinicians from BAPIO. It is grounded in principles of clinical governance which will be brought to life by the diverse experience and skills of the delivery team.
The conference is open to anyone working in a health care setting who is involved in leadership role or providing care to patients.
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/reinvigorating-clinical-governance or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk.
hub members receive a 20% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for discount code.
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World Patient Safety Day webinar hosted by COHSASA, AfiHQSA and C-Care

To mark the annual World Patient Safety Day, three organisations - COHSASA of South Africa, AfiHQSA of Ghana and C-CARE (IHK) of Uganda - are collaborating to bring you the latest thinking across Africa regarding 'Medication without harm', the theme for WHO's Third Global Patient Safety Challenge.
The Challenge aims to reduce the global burden of iatrogenic medication-related harm by 50% within five years.
Join us to hear new ideas, visions and solutions to address medication-related adverse events which cause untold death and suffering around the world.
Register for the meeting
FINAL INVITE FOR WPSD WEBINAR.pdf

MediSafeCon 2022 (Medication safety conference)

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As this year's theme of World Patient Safety Day 2022 is "Medication safety" and increasing awareness about safe medication usage in clinical practice, the Peerless Hospital, Kolkata, India, are organising a one day conference " MediSafeCon" dedicated to increasing awareness about patient safety and medication safety in clinical practice among pharmacists, nurses and doctors. The following sessions by leading doctors, pharmacists, nurses and medicolegal experts of West Bengal and India:
1. Medication safety issues in Critical Care practice
2. Medication safety issues in Pediatric practice
3. Medication safety issues in Oncology practice
4. Medication safety issues in Gastroenterology practice
5. Medication safety issues in Surgical practice
6. Medication safety issues in Domiciliary care 
7. Medication safety issues in Telemedicine services
8. Medication errors and Medicolegal implications.
Information brochure
Medisafecon_brochure.pdf

Incidents, indemnity and learning in primary care

Join this Royal Society of Medicine conference to learn some of the key medico-legal issues that impact upon GPs/primary care. The overarching aim is to improve patient safety in both primary and secondary care via learning from incidents and better understanding the indemnity provisions in place for GPs/primary care and how that feeds back into learning.
The aim of this meeting is to review and promote an understanding of recent legal and regulatory developments, with a specific emphasis on inquests, clinical negligence and incidents in the primary care sector, and their impact upon patient safety. Additionally, we will also discuss issues that those in secondary care should also be aware of.
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Complaints resolution & mediation

This course is suitable for anybody who deals with complaints as part of their job role, or anybody who may have to handle a complaint. This includes dedicated complaints teams & customer support teams and managers.  The programme includes a section on handling complaints regarding Covid-19 - understanding the standards of care by which the NHS should be judged in a pandemic. 
A highly interactive and effective workshop to improve confidence and consistency in handling complaints.
A simple model to facilitate effective responses will be shared and delegates will have the opportunity to practise the use of our unique AERO approach.
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/complaints-resolution-and-mediation or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk.
hub members receive a 20% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for discount code.

Error and systems-based solutions to patient safety

This one day masterclass is part of a series of masterclasses focusing on how to use Human Factors in your workplace.
Leadership in the NHS is the responsibility of all staff. Understanding human factors will allow healthcare to enhance performance, culture and organisation.
These masterclasses have been re-designed in line with the new Patient Safety Syllabus. It will look at why things go wrong and how to implement change to prevent it from happening
again or mitigate the risks.
This masterclass will focus on errors and designing system-based solutions to improve patient safety.
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/systems-based-solutions-patient-safety-masterclass or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive a 20% discount code. Please email info@pslhub.org for a discount code.

World Patient Safety Day: Preventing home medication errors in children with medical complexity

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This webinar is jointly sponsored by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AAP COQIPS)
Join us for our first ISQua - AAP COQIPS webinar! In this interactive webinar you will learn about implementation tools and resources to decrease medication errors in the ambulatory paediatrics setting. These tools can also be applied to children with medical complexity, who are frequently at higher risk for medication errors due to challenges with care fragmentation, miscommunication, and polypharmacy.
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HSJ webinar - How to tackle the backlog of patients with mental health needs

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The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in the percentage of adults showing moderate or severe symptoms of depression. The Office for National Statistics said that over 16% of adults were affected in 2020 – compared with around 10% in 2019. Those affected were more likely to feel stressed or anxious and worried about their future than in 2019. 
Many of these people will need support and treatment from the NHS – and may not have sought it during the pandemic. In addition, financial pressures over the coming years may lead to more cases of depression.
Some will seek help from their GP and be referred onwards for treatment – often to the sort of “talking therapies” used in IAPTs. But getting access to these is not always straightforward or quick, and patients can often represent to their GP seeking help. In addition, patients can suffer low points but not be able to access support until their next IAPTs session. 
This HSJ webinar, in association with Ethypharm Digital Therapy, will look at these issues and ask what solutions are available.
What is the current situation with support for those with depression and how does it impact on GPs and other primary care professionals, as well as patients?  What are the challenges around existing IAPTs capacity? Is there scope for other existing mental health  services to assist? How can digital solutions be used to increase capacity? How can solutions be scaled up for use across an integrated care system area? Speakers include: 
Dr Kate Lovett, consultant psychiatrist, former dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Andy Bell, deputy chief executive, Centre for Mental Health Hélène Moore, Pharmaceutical, Ethypharm Claire Read, HSJ contributor (webinar chair) Register for the webinar

Webinar series 2022: Insulin safety in community pharmacy

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Pharmacy Forum NI and the DoH Strategic Planning & Performance Group (SPPG) have created a three-part webinar series entitled, ‘A systematic Approach to Insulin Safety in Community Pharmacy’.
The first webinar in the series will take place on Wednesday 21 September 2022 at 7-9pm via Zoom and will focus on an introduction to human factors, concepts & tools, and their relevance to patient/medication safety and the wellbeing of the pharmacy team.
Event programme and registration
Who should attend?
These events are targeted at all members of the community pharmacy team who play a part in the safe supply of medicines to patients, namely:
pharmacists and foundation trainee pharmacists pharmacy technicians and assistants owners and superintendents medicines safety leads Guest speakers
We are delighted to partner with Professor Paul Bowie and Dr Helen Vosper for the three-part event series.
Professor Paul Bowie is a Safety Scientist, Medical Educator and Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors specialist. He has over 25 years’ experience in a range of quality and safety leadership and advisory roles in healthcare, medical defence, military medicine and academia. He gained his doctorate in significant event analysis from the University of Glasgow in 2004 and has published over 150 papers on healthcare quality and safety in international peer-reviewed journals and co-edited a book on safety and improvement. Paul is also Honorary Professor and a PhD supervisor/examiner in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow and a Visiting Professor at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. He is Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Chartered Member of the UK Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors where he is the patient safety lead of the healthcare specialist interest group
Dr Helen Vosper is a chartered ergonomist and graduate of the Loughborough Human Factors Masters Programme and an academic with 15 years’ experience of teaching Human Factors to healthcare students and professionals, including pharmacy students and pharmacists. She is currently the lead for Patient Safety in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen. Helen also has a part-time role as a Senior Investigation Science Educator at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch and is a scientific adviser in Human Factors and Patient Safety to NHS Education for Scotland.

Healthcare Safety Investigations Conference 2022

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The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) conference is for all healthcare staff and in particular those interested in patient safety and who conduct investigations.
The conference will provide:
a focus on our maternity, national and investigation education programmes, an opportunity to share learning to help make patient care safer in your organisation, expertise on conducting professional healthcare safety investigations in your setting, updates on the future of our national and maternity programmes, as they form into either the Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) or the new maternity Special Health Authority. What can you expect on the day?
The full agenda is now available.
Hear from Dr Rosie Benneyworth, the new Interim Chief Investigator and have the chance to ask her questions. Find out more about how HSIB drives systems level change through our national investigations. Get insight into how our maternity investigation programme is making a difference in maternity care. Hear from the Norwegian Healthcare Investigation Board (Ukom), detailing their experiences of becoming a national health investigation body. There is also a programme of breakout sessions, led by our investigation education team, which cover everything from investigative interviewing to using thematic analysis in healthcare investigations.
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Clinical negligence update 2022

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This online half day conference is very definitely NOT a repeat of the highly successful and very popular previous Clinical Negligence conferences we have held over the last three years. It's a completely new conference with a panel of 8 speakers, including 3 QCs and covering a selection of new and important subjects ranging from: a clinical negligence case law update for experts and lawyers, to the future of clinical negligence litigation and the material contribution test in causation
The conference can be streamed live to your desktop, laptop or phone or you can watch the recording whenever you want. In either case you will receive a recording of the complete conference.
Who should attend? 
The conference will appeal to solicitors, barristers, medical professionals, expert witnesses, NHS Trusts and Private Health Providers, insurers and associations.
Topics
Opening address delivered by Alexander Hutton QC: "The future of clinical negligence litigation". Clinical negligence case law update for experts and lawyers. The expert/lawyer relationship: Managing expectations. Divisible/indivisible injury and the material contribution test in causation. Interim payments of damages. Secondary victims – the law following Paul v Wolverhampton NHS FT. Diagnosis and management of strokes in the emergency and primary care settings - with a closer examination of the case of Pickering v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2022] EWHC 1171 (QB). Understanding sepsis, and running sepsis claims. hub members can receive a 20% discount. Please email info@pslhub.org for discount code.
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RCSI Human Factors in Patient Safety Conference

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Bringing together a community of human factors in patient safety advocates across Ireland and abroad, the annual Human Factors in Patient Safety Conference will offer the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insights from human factors experts.
The conference will include contributions from:
Martin Bromiley OBE, Founder of Clinical Human Factors Group UK – Listening Down to Develop your Safety Behaviours Mr Peter Duffy, Consultant Urologist – Whistle in the Wind: a Personal Exploration of the Consequences of Whistleblowing in Healthcare Professor Eva Doherty (Chair), Director of Human Factors in Patient Safety – The Irish Context, panel discussion Healthcare professionals can register for the event here.
For more information, please email mschumanfactors@rcsi.ie.

National Back Exchange Conference 2022

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See full programme and register here

Motivating staff to change behaviour to improve patient safety

This one day masterclass will focus on improving patient safety by motivating staff to change behaviour and affect organisational culture. It looks at effective ways to encourage health professionals to routinely embed high quality clinical evidence into their everyday work.

It will explore the characteristics of relatively successful behaviour change interventions.
Key Learning Objectives:
Improve patient safety by motivating staff Explore the characteristics of successful behaviour change interventions Embed high quality clinical evidence into everyday work Understand safety culture Improve motivation with staff Learn how to implement 'Nudge Theory' within your organisation. Facilitated by Mr Perbinder Grewal General & Vascular Surgeon and Human Factors & Patient Safety Trainer.
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Ushering in a new era of Digital Health Transformation

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In the face of new challenges, developing requirements, and restructuring of local systems within the NHS it’s vital to bring together the Digital Health community again.
HETT 2022 will explore the systems and infrastructure that underpin and enable a data-driven NHS, supporting the ecosystem to deliver patient outcomes through the meaningful implementation of technology.
Two days of free CPD accredited educational sessions, interactive activities, and networking opportunities with 150+ innovative suppliers and 200+ expert speakers.
Further information and registration

QPS TalkTime: Restorative Just Culture with Professor Joe Rafferty and Amanda Oates

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This webinar from the Irish Health Services Executive National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate will enable you to:
understand what restorative just culture means in practice appreciate how you can apply restorative just culture to your local context learn the benefits of restorative just culture for patients, staff and business hear top tips for applying restorative just culture Register for the webinar

SPSP National Learning Event: Creating the conditions of safe care

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This national learning event will bring together clinical and improvement leaders involved or interested in the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.
Aims of the day:
Explore the organisational and system wide conditions that enable the safe delivery of care amidst increasing system pressures Learn how The SPSP Essentials of Safe Care are supporting improvements in safety Provide a forum for leaders and teams working across all aspects of SPSP to come together to share and learn This event page is for delegates wishing to attend the morning plenary sessions only as a virtual delegate. 
Agenda:
10:00 - Chair’s Welcome (Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government) 10:10 - Ministerial Address (Maree Todd, Member of the Scottish Parliament & Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport) 10:25 - SPSP Update (Joanne Matthews, Head of Improvement Support & Safety, Healthcare Improvement Scotland) 10:40 - Plenary Session (Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Director of THIS Institute & The Health Foundation Professor at the University of Cambridge) 11:25 - Plenary Q&A 11:40 - A System View (Robbie Pearson, Chief Executive, Healthcare Improvement Scotland) 11:50 - Chair’s Summary ((Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government) Register

Investigation and learning from deaths in the community/primary care

This conference focuses on investigating and learning from deaths in the community/primary care. The conference focuses on the extension of the Medical Examiner role to cover deaths occurring in the community and the role of the GP in working with the Medical Examiner to learn from deaths and to identify constructive learning to improve care for patients. The conference will also focus on implementation of the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework and learning from a primary care early adopter. 
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/investigation-of-deaths-community or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive a 20% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for discount code.
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Improving women’s health and care in England

This Westminster conference discusses the Government’s Women’s Health Strategy for England and the next steps for implementing ambitions in the context of a new Prime Minister.
Delegates will look at the priorities for improving women’s health outcomes, service delivery and workforce education.
Areas for discussion include:
the strategy - scope and emphasis - implementation - the leadership and accountability to achieve progress service development - improving diagnosis - integration - tackling variation in access and other areas of inequality stigma - improvement of the first points of contact in primary care sexual and reproductive health - care and support across the life cycle - diagnosis rates - accessibility of services and information - patient-centred approaches research - areas of focus for women’s health - improving the data and the evidence base inequalities - tackling disparities in health outcomes - building a responsive environment for women’. Register

Patient Safety 2022

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Middle East’s leading patient safety event focused on improving patient care.
With the aim to change the face of patient care, Patient Safety 2022 is back with a robust list of products and exhibitors that will bring exceptional innovations to the table.
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