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December 2019

A Conversation with Paula McGowan

Kingston & St Georges Nursing Society and School of Nursing are pleased to welcome Paula McGowan to talk about the life and untimely death of her son Oliver, aged 18 years old.
Paula helms a social movement to improve the knowledge and skills of all healthcare professionals in working with people with learning disabilities and autism, which has resulted in a petition gaining over 50k signatories, a debate in Parliament and a Department of Health consultation on mandatory training for all health professionals on learning disability and autism which is due to report this autumn.
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Enhancing the science of improvement for patient safety workshop


This workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for members of the Q community to meet, discuss and share their experiences of introducing human factors into their organisations.
The main purposed of the event is to i) share and explore examples of good practice in implementing human factors ii) discuss ways of avoiding some of the pitfalls associated with introducing ‘new ways of thinking and doing’ as part of quality improvement.
Q members will be joined by a small number of academics involved in human factors and healthcare research and practitioners, with experience of introducing human factors into a variety of healthcare settings, who will offer support and challenge.
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NHS Resolution: Sharing best practice for safer births

NHS Resolution are delighted to invite you to their national maternity conference focused around safer maternity care.
This conference is aimed at clinical leadership roles, including heads of midwifery and obstetric clinical directors.
Key objectives:
Review the first national report on NHS Resolution’s maternity Early Notification scheme and key findings. Examine clinical findings and new risks identified by the maternity Early Notification scheme. Hear from maternity services and of their journey to improve quality and patient safety. Explore best practice in supporting families, ensuring openness, candour, apologies and signposting to services for early support. Hear research on what makes a safe maternity unit. Share best practice in supporting staff involved in clinical incidents fairly and embedding a just learning culture. Further information and tickets

Implementing the NHS Patient Safety Strategy at a local level

This conference will focus on implementing the July 2019 National NHS Patient Safety Strategy in practice at a local level. The conference will also discuss the role of Patient Safety Partners.  
Speakers include Lorraine Schwanberg, Head of Patient Safety and Risk Management, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, covering learning from serious incidents and looking ahead to the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework, and Joe Rafferty, Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, who will discuss the features of an effective patient safety culture and valuing staff.
Further information and to book  or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter #NHSPatientSafety2019

What do people, NICE and industry want from medical devices?


Innovative medical devices offer the prospect of revolutionary healthcare. This meeting will explore the complementary perspectives of people, NICE and industry in the development, appraisal and use of these innovations.
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Second SPSC International Patient Safety Conference


The Saudi Patient Safety Center is hosting, for the second time, the SPSC International Patient Safety Conference. Following the tremendous success of the first SPSC International Patient Safety Conference 2018, the Organising Committee members have developed an exquisite event with a rich programme that aims to provide the attendees with a memorable experience. This year's theme is Jeddah Declaration: Moving Forward. This international event is the continuation of a journey which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has committed to since the creation of the Saudi Patient Safety Center in 2017: to ensure a Safer Healthcare For ALL.
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IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare


The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum on Quality Improvement in healthcare is a four-day conference that has been the home of quality improvement (QI) in healthcare for more than 30 years. It brings together health care visionaries, improvement professionals, world leaders and industry newcomers.
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Board development webinar: The case for workplace health on the board agenda


Improving staff health and wellbeing is good for staff and good for patients. But with so much guidance available, where should a board invest its time and energy? And how can we move from a transactional occupational health service to a transformational one? 
Join Richard Heron and Giles Wright, nationally recognised occupational health experts, to find out more in this NHS Improvement and NHS England webinar.
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