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January 2021

RSM: In Conversation Live with Sir Robert Francis QC


Sir Robert Francis QC, Retired Barrister (specialising in medical law) and Queen’s Counsel. Before his retirement from full-time practice earlier this year, Sir Robert sat as a Recorder (part-time Crown Court judge) and as a Deputy High Court Judge. Sir Robert will be joining Professor Roger Kirby (RSM President) for an interesting discussion on his wide-ranging legal career, including previous inquiries such as the Freedom to Speak Up Review. He will also be talking about patient quality and care in the UK, and his view on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overcoming unconscious bias: A plenary session with Dr Pragya Agarwal


North East London Training Hubs (CEPNs) are delighted to invite all local health and care colleagues to this virtual session on unconscious bias. Behavioural and data scientist Dr Pragya Agarwal will present this informative and actionable masterclass that will demystify the meaning of different unconscious biases and supply you with the tools to unlearn yours.
A choice of 3 dates are being offered. You will also have the opportunity to attend a smaller interactive facilitated workshops on the subject including looking at case studies and role play. These sessions will be held in February and March 2021
Dr Pragya Agarwal is an award-winning behavioural scientist, a freelance journalist and author. As a Senior Academic in US and UK universities, she has held the prestigious Leverhulme Fellowship, following a PhD from the University of Nottingham. Her publications are on reading lists of leading academic courses across the world. A passionate campaigner for women’s rights, and two-time TEDx speaker herself, Pragya organised the first ever TEDxWoman event in the north of the UK. She regularly appears on panels and has given keynotes around the world.

RSM: In Conversation Live with Richard Horton

Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely (RSM immediate Past-President) for a fascinating discussion on his career, the relationship between health employment and economic growth, the new concept of planetary health, and his new book ‘The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Stop It Happening Again’, which scrutinises the actions that governments around the world took, and failed to take, as the virus spread from its origins in Wuhan to the global pandemic that it is today.

RSM. Pain of trauma and the trauma of pain: It all starts in the field and ends up in the hospital


Many clinicians are involved in the complex care of the trauma patient from the pre-hospital arena through the Emergency Department and often into theatre and critical care. Interventions at all these stages could reduce Nociception and pain in order to facilitate recovery and rehabilitation for survivors.
In this two-part Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) webinar series, hear about innovative approaches that cover the entire patient journey rather than only focusing on a single specialty. This thought provoking webinar is an opportunity for 'traumatogist' as well as the generalist to learn how to limit the long-term burden of painful trauma and its early treatment. 

A national measure of health: exploring the ONS Health Index


Good health is not simply an output of a fair economy. A healthy population is one of the nation’s most important assets: a vital input into a strong economy that improves people’s wellbeing, their productivity and their ability to participate in society. But how do we measure the health of the nation?
The ONS has launched an ‘experimental’ version of its health index, which was proposed in 2018 by the then Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dame Sally Davies, and it is currently open for public consultation before being finalised in 2021.
Join this webinar from the Health Foundation where you will hear from Dame Sally Davies and guests to find out more about the index, why it was commissioned, and how it can be used in practice.

Building collaborative leadership across health and care organisations course


Integration and collaboration are central features of current health care policy. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have seen some great examples of NHS organisations coming together, as well as closer working between health and local government, and health and the voluntary sector. Greater collaboration across health and care organisations will continue to be important as the system begins to recover.  
This King's Fund programme is designed to equip senior leaders to develop the skills and behaviours associated with a more collaborative style of leadership. It uses current policy developments to inform and test out what will be most helpful in ‘the real world’ of ICS, STPs and place-based working.
The programme takes place over six months and will be a combination of virtual and face to face modules.
Module one: 20–21 January 2021 (online via Zoom) Module two: 24–25 March 2021 (online via Zoom) Module three: 24–25 May 2021 (London) Module four: 2–3 June 2021 (London) Further information and registration

Improving Patient Safety & Care Webinar Series: Time to act on surgical site infections


The webinar will consider:
The impact of SSIs on the NHS and the promise of programmes such as Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams in meeting this challenge – led by Mike Reed, Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The role of collaborative best practice guidelines in reducing surgical site infections post-COVID – led by Lindsay Keeley, Patient safety & Quality Lead, The Association of Perioperative Practice (AfPP). Lessons from Getting it Right First Time and the value of a collaborative approach to SSI reduction – Anna Thompson, SSI Surveillance Lead, Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust. Group discussion on what more we can do to minimise the risk of SSIs, and how we can ensure that SSI reduction is prioritised by politicians and policymakers. Register

Time to act on surgical site infections


The webinar from GovConnect will consider:
The impact of SSIs on the NHS and the promise of programmes such as Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams in meeting this challenge – led by Professor Mike Reed, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust The role of collaborative best practice guidelines in reducing surgical site infections post-COVID – led by Lindsay Keeley, Patient Safety & Quality Lead, The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) Lessons from Getting It Right First Time and the value of a collaborative approach to SSI reduction – Anna Thompson, SSI Surveillance Lead, Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust Group discussion on what more we can do to minimise the risk of SSIs, and how we can ensure that SSI reduction is prioritised by politicians and policymakers Register

Root Cause Analysis: 1 Day Masterclass

This 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.
Further information and book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive 10% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for code 

What role can integrated care systems play in preventing ill-health and reducing burdens on the NHS in future?


One of the great opportunities for ICSs may be around reducing future demand for healthcare by ensuring that people remain healthy or are helped to reduce the chances of deteriorating if they do develop an illness or long-term condition.
Prevention and early intervention underlie much of the NHS Long Term Plan, with a recognition that the NHS can no longer simply be an “ill health” service and instead bends to think about prevention and reducing health inequalities.
Many ICSs are keen to develop this role and bring together the organisations they represent – across both the NHS and local authorities –to work collaboratively on this. But with resources and time limited, they may need to concentrate their efforts on particular areas.
The second wave of covid – and the prospect of widespread vaccination starting within weeks - has added a new dimension to this with an urgent need to reduce the pressure covid places on the NHS and on normal life in general.
This webinar will ask:
has covid helped focus the NHS’s eyes on prevention? where are the “easy wins” for ICSs where interventions are most likely to have significant results within a reasonable timeframe? what key steps do ICSs need to take to get the maximum benefit from these? How can they build common purpose among their members to ensure these happen? how can public health be made “business as usual” for everyone working in the NHS – including those in hospitals? how can ICSs balance the preventative interventions which deliver short-term benefits with those which take longer to offer a “return on investment”? Register

Patient safety and the media: Friend and foe?


Uncover the impact and value of media stories exposing patient safety incidents. 
Shaun Lintern, Health Correspondent at The Independent, will join Jonathan Hazan, Chair of Patient Safety Learning and Moira Durbridge, President of the Patient Safety Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, for this interactive webinar which will explain how the media work to promote patient safety stories, illustrate how media stories can be a spur to local patient safety improvements and show how the media can be a powerful medium for communicating patient safety.

SEIPS Masterclass: Making sense of the system


The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF)'s first HF Masterclass of 2021, and a great chance for some quality CPD, starts with Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS), a tool that helps improve understanding about the interaction of the system factors influential in delivering safe and effective healthcare.
SEIPS looks at the sociotechnical work system involved in healthcare delivery including the interaction of the patient and healthcare professional and their parts in the process. It also takes into account the process outcomes from the point of view of the patient, the healthcare professional and the organisation and the effects of adaptations in the process. It’s a great way to investigate and analyse a complex system, identifying and bringing out all components for scrutiny.
In this webinar, you’ll gain knowledge and insights about practical use of SEIPS from three experienced CIEHF members who’ll be taking you through the details about when and how to use the tool and what it enables you to learn about the system you’re interested in. You’ll also hear about case studies where SEIPS has been used to great effect.

RSM. Pain of trauma and the trauma of pain: The long road to recovery


Chronic pain following trauma and surgery is recognised but at the same time is incredibly difficult to manage once it is established. Part 2 of this Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) two-part webinar series will focus on the impact of early post-operative and critical care management of trauma patients. Join us to explore ways to minimise the severity of acute pain as well as the transition to persistent pain states.

The coroner role & preparing for coroner’s inquest: Learning from deaths

This virtual conference, chaired by Mike O’Connell Legal Services Practitioner, and with an opening presentation from Andrew Harris Senior Coroner London Inner South and Professor of Coronial Law William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary’s University London, focuses on the role of the Coroner and preparing and attending Coroner's Inquests. 
Further information and book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive 10% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for code 
Follow the conversation on Twitter #CoronerRole

Driving quality improvement through digital solutions during a pandemic


How Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals engaged staff to transform quality and free up time for patient care.
Perfect Ward & Good Governance Institute will be joined by Carolyn Morrice, Chief Nurse and Matt Hutchinson, Head of Nursing - Quality and Safety from Brighton and Sussex Hospitals who will explain their own situation and how they engaged staff to transform quality and release time for patient care.
Perfect Ward is a specialist provider in digital quality improvement and safety solutions across health and social care. Working with leading hospitals and care providers in the UK, Australia and South Africa, Perfect Ward is designed to make health and quality inspections easier and more efficient for frontline staff.

Digital mental health


Good mental health services are now recognised as vital to the NHS and to the health of the nation. With that in mind, the NHS Long Term Plan proposes to significantly increase mental health investment and envisages data and technology as central to transforming services. Stepping forward to 2020/21 sets out the need for continued development of the mental health workforce. We need mental health services that offer the best available care, provided by staff who can work effectively in a culture of continuous improvement. What will result when this policy alignment meets technological progress?
This webinar from GovConnect will highlight the potential for emerging technologies to impact on our understanding of mental health and the care that we provide, identifying broad trends that are already underway, which are set to transform mental health services and the workforce who deliver them.

Clinical negligence in the NHS - patient safety, the impact of COVID-19, legal cost reform and next steps for policy

This Westminster Health Forum conference will focus on key issues for clinical negligence in the NHS and priorities for NHS resolution.
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with a range of key policy officials who are due to attend from DHSC; the Government Legal Department; HM Treasury; the MOJ and the NAO.
The discussion at a glance:
a patient safety culture - assessing progress and next steps in its development in the context of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy and the publication of the first Annual progress report COVID-19 - the impact on clinical negligence risk and increased clinical negligence claims the workforce - priorities for support through a period of unprecedented pressure legal costs - options for mitigation and policy. Register

NHS Complaints Summit 2021

This National Virtual Summit focuses on delivering a person-centred approach to complaints handling, investigation, resolution and learning. Through national updates, practical case studies and in depth expert sessions the conference aims to improve the effectiveness of complaints handling within your service, and ensure that complaints lead to change and improvements in patient care. The conference will reflect on the challenges and complaints that have resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic.  The conference will also update delegates on the Complaint Standards Framework for the NHS which is in consultation and due to be published by the PHSO in early 2021, and will lead to a single developmental pathway for all complaints staff that rightly acknowledges complaint handling as a professional skill.
Further information and to book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conversation on Twitter #NHSComplaints
We are pleased to offer hub members a 10% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org for the code.

The Beryl Institute: New Existence Webinar Series

The New Existence Webinar Series will take an in-depth look at The New Existence framework from The Beryl Institute. Helping to link core ideas and apply practices, each session in the series will focus on a key aim and corresponding actions of The New Existence.  This webinar series will help to explore how lead together into the future of healthcare.
The full webinar series is listed below. Webinars are scheduled from 2:00-3:00pm ET/1:00-2:00pm CT. Participants are not required to attend each webinar in the series. Click on a title below to register for the individual webinars in the series. 
Care teams
Redefine and advance the integrated nature of and critical role patients and their circle of support play on care teams.
January 28: Redefine the care team 
February 25: Invite and activate partnership
March 25: Commit to care team well-being
Governance & leadership
Reimagine, redefine and reshape the essential role of leadership in driving systematic change.
April 22: Create transparency across the healthcare ecosystem
May 27: Restore and nurture confidence
June 24: Transform healthcare in collaboration with diverse voices
Models of care & operations
Co-design systems, processes and behaviors to deliver the best human experience.
July 22: Co-design intentional, innovative and collaborative systems
August 26: Innovate processes of care to transform behavior
Policy & systemic issues
Advocate for equitable institutional, governmental and payor policies, incentives and funding to drive positive change.
September 23: Hardwire human partnership in the healthcare ecosystem
October 28: Research, measure and dismantle the structures and systems that lead to disparities
November 23: Modernise the surveys and democratise the data

Patient Safety Movement: Improving patient safety using CANDOR

The approach to resolution of adverse events in hospital and healthcare organisations has remained subpar for decades and open and honest communication is often compromised in favour of litigation. Models like CANDOR have been recognized as essential to transparency, person-centeredness, and healthcare quality and safety. The impactful implementation of CANDOR into organisational culture requires commitment, prioritisation, involvement from all, and event analysis for continuous improvement.

The King's Fund: What's in store for health and care in 2021


This free online event from the King's Fund will provide insight into the wider UK health and care landscape in 2021 and will explore how recent trends, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and future developments could affect people working in the sector, patients and the wider population. 
The speakers will discuss some of the big issues that we hope to see progress on in 2021, including health and care staff wellbeing, social care reform, population health and health inequalities, and legislative changes to support the integration agenda.

AvMA cinical negligence: Law practice and procedure


Develop your career in clinical negligence.
This is the course for those who are new to the specialist field of clinical negligence. The event is especially suitable for trainee and newly qualified solicitors, paralegals, legal executives and medico-legal advisors. It will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to develop a career in clinical negligence. Expert speakers with a wealth of experience will cover all stages of the investigative and litigation process relating to clinical negligence claims from the claimants’ perspective.

Effective consent practice: Meeting the GMC guidance on decision making & consent

This conference focuses on delivering effective consent practice and ensuring adherence to the new 2020 guidance from the General Medical Council. 
This timely conference will focus on ensuring adherence to The Seven Principles as outlined by the New GMC Guidance. The conference will also update delegates on implications of recent legal developments.
Further information and to book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conversation on Twitter #Consentpractice
We are pleased to offer hub members a 10% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org for the code.

Veracuity: Innovative approaches to drug safety

Veracuity was conceived out of a recognition that the practice of pharmacovigilance is performed suboptimally. That is because it relies entirely on a voluntary reporting system – one in which consumers and healthcare professionals must devote considerable energy if they were so inclined to notify somebody about a side effect they attribute to a bio-pharmaceutical product. Adverse event reporting is infrequent and cumbersome because stakeholders are only vaguely aware of their responsibility and the current system is neither easy nor fast to use. Nor does it provide reporters with any immediate helpful feedback. With only a very small percentage of adverse drug events ever reaching the attention of manufacturers or regulators, it is easy to conclude that the medical community and the public may be wholly unaware of tremendous risks and liabilities that may be attributed to drug products.
This workshop allows participation in insightful conversation on the future of our industry.
Program: Fishbein, J: Introduction and closing remarks.  Barrett, CP: Implementation of Post-marketing Risk Management Commitment. Laugel, I: The future of pharmacovigilance with the use of artificial intelligence sounds good.  Marschler, M: The use of pharmacogenomic methodologies in the pharmacovigilance evaluation of medicinal products. This webinar meets two times.
Fri, Jan 29, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT Fri, Jan 29, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM GMT Register