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April 2021

Global Patient Safety Network webinar series 2021- Medication safety: implementing the challenge

The WHO Patient Safety Flagship: A Decade of Patient Safety 2020-2030 is pleased to invite you to a webinar in the Global Patient Safety Network 2021 webinar series on the third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm.
The aim of this Global Patient Safety Network webinar series is to introduce ongoing activities of the WHO Patient Safety Flagship, with the objective of sharing knowledge and experiences on important topics on patient safety and scaling up implementation. This webinar series is open to everyone who has an interest in patient safety. 
Learning objectives:
To understand how to reduce medication-related harm. To learn about the third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm and some of the technical products to support its implementation. Considerations to bear in mind when implementing the Challenge at national, subnational, facility or community level. Further information and registration

Do Not Resuscitate? DNACPR & people with learning disabilities


The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed huge problems with the way Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions are made, understood and communicated with people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. There have been reports of unlawful blanket decision-making and of DNACPR orders noted without discussion with the people involved.
This webinar will focus on some of the questions that have been raised over the past year. What exactly is DNACPR? Why are the terms DNR or DNAR unhelpful, confusing and potentially dangerous? In what circumstances is CPR not a good option, and DNACPR therefore appropriate? How should those decisions be made? Who should be involved? What if the person lacks capacity for a DNACPR decision – how can we make decisions based on best interest?

Project ECHO COVID-19 Global Conversations: Emerging variant strains

As multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants appear around the world, information on detection, transmission, current vaccine efficacy, and health security is rapidly developing. Join this session to learn about emerging variant strains and what is known about the mutation of the virus.

PerfectWard: The successful business case for digitising quality


A panel discussion set to uncover the secrets for creating a winning business case and managing your stakeholders effectively. 
Panel, all of whom have a wealth of experience with business cases:
Jonathan Hazan, Chairman of Patient Safety Learning Hayley Grafton, CNIO at The Royal Marsden Suraya Quadir, Senior Pharmacist at The Royal Marsden Emma James, Associate Director of Finance - Procurement at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Register

Simulation in healthcare incident investigation


The NHS standards for patient safety investigation recognise a need to better train and professionalise incident investigation in the NHS. Simulation is commonly utilised to improve the technical and non-technical skills of clinical staff in the NHS and forms part of professional investigation training and practise within other safety critical industries. A scoping review has considered what published work exists in commenting on the use of simulation as a training or practical tool in healthcare incident investigation. There may now be opportunities for healthcare incident investigation to learn from clinical colleagues, and professional investigation colleagues in other safety critical industries, to utilise simulation to help professionalise incident investigation in the NHS.
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Ergonomics and Human Factors 2021


Whether you’re an industry or business leader, a human factors practitioner, researcher or academic, the  Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors showcase the very best that the discipline has to offer at one of the largest gatherings of ergonomists and human factors professionals in the world.
Further information and registration

Fierce Healthcare Series: Covid changed everything


While the pandemic didn’t cause all the shifts happening in healthcare, it had a major hand in accelerating and shaping the changes that will alter the healthcare landscape far into the future.
Join Fierce Healthcare as we examine the tectonic transformation across healthcare. We’ll explore changing consumer expectations in access to care, the moves by major tech players and providers to reach their customers and strategies for actually paying for everything.

Deteriorating Patient Summit

Chaired by Professor Derek Bell OBE, Professor of Acute Medicine, Imperial College London and Immediate Past President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, this conference focuses on recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient and ensuring best practice in the use of NEWS2. There will be a focus on recognising and responding to deteriorating patients with COVID-19.
This conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working to improve the recognition and management of deteriorating patients. Learn from outstanding practice in improving care for deteriorating patients. Implement the recommendations from the HSIB Investigation into responding to critically unwell patients. Reflect on national developments and learning including latest evidence on effective implementation of NEWS2 in patients with COVID-19. Understand the practicalities of involving patients and their families in the recognition of deterioration. Develop your skills in identifying deteriorating patients including those with COVID-19. Understand what success factors facilitate escalation of care and how can these be applied more  reliably. Ensure effective implementation of NEWS2.  Understand how to work with clinical teams to create a language and spread this across the whole health system. Self assess, reflect and expand your skills in the management of sepsis, and communicating the risks to patients who have recovered from COVID-19 Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence. Further information and registration or email: kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members can receive 10% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org
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Priorities for tackling health inequalities in the national recovery from COVID-19


This Westminster Health Forum event will examine the key policy priorities for tackling health inequalities in the national recovery from COVID-19.
Includes a keynote contribution from Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London.
Key areas for discussion will also include:
research and evidence - understanding the impact of the pandemic on inequalities and key challenges it has highlighted, and the use of data and population health approaches policy priorities - including investment and cross-government coordination tackling variation - supporting vulnerable communities, addressing regional imbalances, and tackling digital exclusion initiatives at a local level - place-based working, healthy communities, and the role of health service networks, local authorities, the third sector, and community groups. Register

Investigation of deaths & serious incidents in mental health services

This national conference looks at the practicalities of Serious Incident Investigation and Learning from Deaths in Mental Health Services. The event will look at the development and implementation of the New Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (previously known as the Serious Incident Framework) which has now been published for the early adopter sites as introductory guidance, and will examine how this will fit with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Care Review Tool for mortality review.
A 20% discount is currently available. Quote HCUK20dmh when booking.

National healthcare safety inspection bodies - So what and who cares

Safe healthcare depends on factors spanning the entire healthcare system. We know that adverse events will occur and the reasons are seldom simple. Improving patient safety and learning depends on investigating, understanding, and addressing the complex networks of causal factors at all levels. Norway and England have established national independent investigation bodies to support learning and system improvement. The talk looks into the rationale, expectations and practice in this new area in healthcare.

ORCHA: Health apps for cancer services


In this webinar, Dr Sam Shah, Chief Clinical Digital Advisor, ORCHA, will be joined by Ellie Bryant, Senior Innovation Consultant, Macmillan Cancer Support; Amanda Begley, co-founder and National Director for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) and Director of Innovation and Implementation, UCL Partners and Dr Tom Micklewrigh.
The webinar will discuss:
The findings from ORCHA's latest report: Digital Health for Cancer Services. The Macmillan Cancer Support Curated Content project working with ORCHA. The opportunity for innovation in the cancer pathway. Examples of high-scoring apps that can help cancer patients. Suggestions for ways that services can embed five of these apps. Register

Human factors in your work and your team

This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Mr Perbinder Grewal, will guide you in how to use Human Factors in your workplace. All medical and non-medical staff should attend.
Leadership in the NHS is the responsibility of all staff. Understanding human factors will allow healthcare to enhance performance, culture and organisation. It can be used to assess why things go wrong and how to implement change to prevent it from happening again or mitigate the risks.
Further information and registration or email: kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members can receive a 10% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org

EuroControl Training Zone webinar

Join the Airport Training Experts Miroslav SPAK and Frederic Rooseleer for a 90 minutes live training session.

Enhanced operational efficiency and sustainability can be achieved by optimising the current operations through implementation of advanced solutions maximizing utilisation of the airport capacity. These solutions have been initially developed and validated under SESAR, and recently packaged by EUROCONTROL to cover Runway Performance, Surface Management and Total Airport Management.

This webinar will provide information on the total airport management building blocks and also a review of the key runway performance solutions available for deployment as well as their benefits, supporting implementation needs and reference material.

The use of artificial intelligence in healthcare delivery


AI mainly refers to doctors and hospitals analysing vast data sets of potentially life-saving information through AI algorithms. However, in primary care it has been getting an increasingly important role in standardising triaging, creating intelligent patient pathways and supporting prioritisation and decision making with urgency indications and differential diagnoses. 
In this webinar, we will provide an overview of applications of AI in improving patient flow and patient transfer within healthcare settings.
Learn how organisations are achieving real results with AI supported triaging. Discover how to leverage Intelligent patient pathway management can increase capacity. See how you can build a strong data-driven organisation, while improving staff morale and the patient experience. Register

Long COVID: Priorities for research and improving patient care, treatment and support


This webinar from the Westminster Health Forum focuses on the ongoing research into the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 and the priorities for coordinating effective care provision and treatment.
 The conference follows NICE guidance being published on managing the long term effects of COVID, and NHS England setting up long COVID assessment centres across the country.
Key areas for discussion include:
progress of research so far and priority focus areas going forward the development of guidance for long COVID improving patient awareness, supporting self-management and the importance of patient-centred care delivery the role of long COVID assessment centres and early lessons from their development supporting primary care in responding effectively to long COVID, integrated working and priorities for the use of multidisciplinary teams in assessment and rehabilitation. Register

NHS Patient Safety Conference: A strategy for continuous improvement


On 29 November 1999, the Institute of Medicine released a report called To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the report reviewed the status of patient safety in the US and UK, 20 years on and the NHS have released The NHS Patient Safety Strategy. Within the newly developed strategy, the NHS has three strategic aims that will support the development of patient safety culture and a patient safety system.

Managing and supporting clinicians/healthcare professionals involved in a patient safety incident, complaint or claim

This conference focuses on supporting staff who have been involved in patient safety incidents, or are the subject of complaints or claims. Involvement in an incident, complaint or claim can have severe consequences on staff who may experience a range of reactions including stress, depression, shame and guilt.
This conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working to support staff following incidents, complaints or claims. Understand national developments including the requirements in the 2020 Patient Safety Incident Response Framework. Reflect on how we can better support staff experiencing these issues through COVID-19. Deliver a just culture that supports consistent, constructive and fair evaluation of the actions of staff involved in patient safety incidents. Reflect on a healthcare’s professionals personal experience of being the subject of an incident investigation. Improve immediate support and debriefing when an incident occurs. Develop your skills in providing the staff member involved in a patient safety incident specific individual support or intervention to work safely. Understand how you can improve processes for ensuring candour and supporting staff. Identify key strategies for interviewing staff and taking statements and preparing staff for Coroner’s Inquests.  Ensure you are up to date with the latest developments in psychological support for staff including building resilience. Self assess and reflect on your own practice. Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence. Register

Living and working with complexity: thinking clearly, acting wisely and staying healthy (workshop 3)


The uncertainty and anxiety that come with the experience of complexity can be overwhelming. It can be hard to think clearly and act wisely, and our wellbeing can easily suffer. The COVID-19 pandemic has made these experiences an everyday occurrence for many people, and the need for us to work clearly, wisely and healthily has never been more pressing.

These Organisational Development workshops from the King's Fund will lift the lid on complexity. Together, you’ll explore how encouraging ourselves and others to understand and acknowledge the loss of control when faced with complexity can help us, our teams and our wider organisational systems survive and even thrive in conditions of uncertainty. 

The workshops will help you:
make sense of the messy reality of complexity, accurately categorise different aspects of that reality and be able to choose appropriate, measured, responses understand your own preferences and strengths in relation to the complexity around you and develop strategies to stretch beyond them help yourself and others be their best during uncertain times. Join one or two sessions, or the whole series.
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32nd Annual Clinical Negligence Conference


This event is for clinical negligence specialists. The very best medical and legal experts will ensure that you stay up to date with all the key issues, developments and policies in clinical negligence and medical law. The programme this year will have a focus on obstetrics, whilst also covering many other key medico-legal topics at such an important time for clinical negligence practitioners.

Next steps for improving older people’s care - integration, managing the impact of COVID-19, and driving forward preventative healthcare


This Westminster Health Forum event discusses key priorities and next steps for improving older people’s care.
The conference will be an opportunity to assess the management of care through the pandemic and the policy support required to tackle the critical challenges currently being faced around community support, integrated care, and managing and preventing long-term conditions.
Areas for discussion include:
progress on integrated care systems and on community care rollout of urgent rapid response teams and reducing the length of hospital admissions delivery of care during the COVID-19 crisis, and the vaccination programme digital remote management of long term conditions self-funding of older people’s care prevention, including weight management service tackling loneliness. Register

Sharing accountability for patient safety

Dr Donna Prosser, Chief Clinical Officer at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, is joined by Thankam Gomez, Founder & CEO, Cygnia Healthcare, Mark Graban, Author of "Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement”, Management Consultant, Coach, Professional Speaker, Podcaster, Senior Advisor to KaiNexus, and Beth Beswick, Retired Vice President, Human Resources, Carteret Healthcare to discuss the background of accountability in healthcare, the history of healthcare culture, and the current organisational barriers to implementing an environment of shared learning. Additionally, panelists will discuss stepwise recommendations for the implementation of a Just Culture and will propose strategies for evaluating the impact of the shift from a blaming culture to a systems analysis approach.