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February 2021

Risk assessment masterclass

This virtual one day course is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to complete risk assessments in their work place. 
The completion of risk assessments is a core component within an organisations ability to manage its risks. Risk assessments support the prevention of incidents and an organisations achievement of its objectives. By carrying out risk assessments we can understand the current and future impact of the risk to the organisation.
All staff have a duty to identify and escalate risks within their workplace. This masterclass will explore the key components of the risk assessment process that must be followed to reduce the likelihood and severity of the risk.
Further information and book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive 10% discount. Email info@pslhub.org for code 

A practical guide to serious incident investigation & learning

This national conference looks at the practicalities of Serious Incident Investigation and Learning. 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. NHS Improvement will then work with a small number of early adopters to test implementation. For all other organisations the PSIRF is being published for information only and using learning from the pilot sites, resources and guidance will be developed to support organisations to adopt and implement PSIRF, with an expectation that providers and local systems will begin introducing the new framework from Autumn 2020, with full NHS-wide roll out complete by Summer 2021 (these timings are subject to change due to Covid-19).
The conference will also update delegates on best practice in Learning from Deaths the role of the Medical Examiner. There will be an extended focus on learning from serious incidents, ensuring the investigation findings lead to change and improvement.

Good Governance Institute: The new NHS - ICS series


The white paper outlining the future for the NHS has been published. It shows that ICSs will be NHS-only statutory bodies in two-board systems where two boards are better than one: one for money and decisions, a second for partnerships and strategy, alongside many other shifts in the way the healthcare system will operate.
Will all this work? Certainly much of the pain of trying to run a managed system within a market-legal framework will be gone. The hope is that many of the tedious committee arrangements that stifled proper governance can be done away with.
Join the Good Governance Institute to discuss all of this in more detail at a special 'The new NHS - ICS series' event.
The session will be chaired by Mark Lam, Chair of Barnet, Enfield And Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust. There will be a presentation by Professor Andrew Corbett-Nolan, Chief Executive of GGI on the details of the paper, with thoughts and comments from Paul Maubach, Chief Executive at Dudley CCG and Lead Chief Executive at Black Country and West Birmingham ICS and Dr. Claire Fuller, Senior Responsible Officer at Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership ICS.

Patient Safety Learning Event: What does good governance for quality and safety look like?


As part of the Good Governance Institute’s Governance Recovery month, GGI will be running this event with Patient Safety Learning.
The event will be chaired by Dr Sarahjane Jones, Associate Professor in Patient Safety, Staffordshire University and there will be a presentation by Helen Hughes, CEO of Patient Safety Learning.
Following the presentation we will open up the discussion to the participants for comments, questions and answers.

The King's Fund: Health and care explained (February 2021) virtual conference


More than 1,900 delegates have attended Health and care explained, ranging from chief executives of charities to NHS leaders, students and representatives from government bodies. Returning for its ninth run, The King Fund's conference gives you the opportunity to interact with our policy experts, who will guide you through the latest health and social care data and explain how the system in England really works. 
You will hear balanced and honest views about the pressures and opportunities facing the system in 2021.

Urgent and emergency care in England - learning from the response to COVID-19, and key priorities for efficient patient care and service transformation

A Westminster Health Forum policy conference with:
Dr Clifford Mann, National Clinical Director, Urgent and Emergency Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement Dr Katherine Henderson, President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine Jessica Morris, Nuffield Trust; Dr Nick Scriven, The Society of Acute Medicine; Sandie Smith, Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough; and Deborah Thompson, NHS Acute Frailty and Ambulatory Emergency Care Networks and NHS Elect Delegates will discuss key developments and challenges in the context of service changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.

ISQua and IHF Virtual Conference – Hospital workers' wellbeing matters featured

ISQua and IHF are collaborating on this virtual event in order to provide our members and the wider community, a global perspective on healthcare workers’ wellbeing and this is an opportunity to hear innovative interventions from healthcare leaders.
This event will give participants the opportunity to share their experiences, ideas and challenges and to learn about solutions from other industries.
By attending you will:
Discover good practices and innovations from healthcare leaders from around the globe on how they're improving healthcare workers’ wellbeing. Get a global perspective on hospital and health system employee wellbeing. Interact meaningfully with peers from various countries, gain new ideas, and share your organization’s initiatives. Register

Palliative care and patient safety

Dr Donna Prosser, Chief Clinical Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, is joined by a neonatal palliative care expert, an adult palliative care expert, and a family member representative for palliative care to discuss introducing palliative care conversations, embracing shared decision-making, differentiating palliative care from end of life care, and implementing organisational initiatives to improve consistent and meaningful palliative care delivery. 

Reducing and improving the use of restrictive interventions & practice: Managing acute disturbance, violence and aggression

This virtual conference will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance and ensuring adherence to the National NICE Quality Standard on Violence and Aggression. This focus on reducing restrictive practice is particularly important in light of COVID-19 where mental health services have reported spikes in incidents of physical restraint or seclusion on patients, driven by covid-19 restrictions (HSJ 5th June 2020).
Further information and to book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conversation on Twitter #reducingrestrictivepractice
We are pleased to offer hub members a 10% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org for the code.

Investigation and learning from deaths in NHS Trusts

The NHS is the world’s first health organisation to publish data on avoidable deaths. The National Guidance on Learning from Deaths has driven a strengthening of systems of mortality case review with emphasis on learning. By collecting the data and taking action in response to failings in care, trusts will be able to give an open and honest account of the circumstances leading to a death. This National Conference focuses on improving the investigation and learning from deaths in NHS Trusts following the National CQC and NQB guidance, and Department of Health reporting requirements.  The conference will also discuss the role of Medical Examiners providing a national system of medical examiners will be introduced to provide much-needed support for bereaved families and patient safety.
Further information and to book your place or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conversation on Twitter #CQCDeathsreview
We are pleased to offer hub members a 10% discount. Email: info@pslhub.org for the code.

Health Plus Care Online


Health Plus Care Online 2021, incorporating content from The Healthcare Show, The Digital Healthcare show, The Residential & Home Care Show and The IPC & Patient Safety Show, is a free-to-attend virtual conference and exhibition for qualifying delegates.
This virtual event is free for care, healthcare and allied healthcare professionals working within the NHS, CCG, local authority, community, voluntary, primary care, secondary care, private care, social care, private hospital, hospice, CSU, military, local authority, arm’s length body, academic organisations or secure environments only.
Sign up for Health Plus Care Online 2021 here.
Patient Safety Learning's Helen Hughes will be presenting at two of the sessions:

Co-creating the RCM Maternity Voices Network


Get involved in co-producing the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Maternity Voices Network. Share ideas and to help shape what the network will look like.
About this Event
The RCM are currently working to co-produce the RCM Maternity Voices Network. This will provide an opportunity to improve the experiences and outcomes for all involved in maternity services by bringing together service users, midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives to support and influence the RCM in all areas of its work to further align the needs of our members and those of the women and families they work with across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Hear about the Royal College of Midwives and what they do. You'll hear presentations from National Maternity Voices, NHSE, RCOG Women’s Network and the UCL Coproduction Collective sharing examples about other maternity voice networks and about co-production more generally. The RCM invite you to present a ‘Quick Fire Idea’ … These will be 3 minute slots where anyone can share an idea about how the RCM Maternity Voices Network could work, ideas for projects, or ways people could be involved (limited slots available bookable in advance). Small break-out rooms to begin co-creating a vision for the RCM Maternity Voices network. Explore how it could work(the structure/members/communication), what it could do (ideas for activities members could be involved in), Quick Fire Ideas (a chance to discuss the ideas presented). Register

Q Exchange Project—Lunchtime webinars: User-centred design of work procedures’


Using a human-centred design approach when creating work procedures ensures that the needs, wants, preferences, capabilities and limitations of the people using the documents are the primary focus throughout every stage of their development, testing, implementation and review. This webinar will provide health and social care teams with advice and guidance on how to create work procedures with and for the people who will be using them to ensure that they are easy to use and help reduce related stress of risks
Further information and registeration

Trust and transparency in health care: how can we ensure the public supports data sharing?


The importance of healthcare data and good data practices continues to grow as the COVID-19 pandemic drives further digitalisation and creates new data streams. This free online event from the King's Fund explores the importance of patients trusting that their health and care data will be safely and responsibly used by the NHS. Now is the time to come together and look at how we can modernise protocols and ensure trust is built with the public. 
This event is the first in a series exploring how we put trust, transparency and fair value at the centre of digital health and care. Our expert panel will discuss what public institutions, industry and decision-makers that hold, control and use our most personal data are doing to help to maintain and improve trust in England while simultaneously modernising best practice.

Digitalisation of wound care services: Commissioning for effective system transformation


Digitising the management of wound care provides accurate and accessible data to nurses and clinicians while also enabling remote assessment of wounds. The COVID-19 pandemic is front and centre of all current healthcare priorities – and rightly so. Yet, we must not, nor should not, overlook the need for other forms of healthcare provision – which have by no means abated.
Take the management of wound care. It is estimated that 2.2 million people in the UK live with non-healing, chronic wounds – those wounds which do not respond to treatment and therefore do not heal. They can last for months or even years, costing the NHS around £5 billion a year.
COVID-19 risks exacerbating the issue as the same populations who have been identified as at-risk of developing complications from the pandemic, such as older people and people with diabetes, are exactly those that are also at risk for developing chronic wounds. At a time when demand on the healthcare system is more pressured than ever, it is even more critical to ensure NHS providers have access to the tools they need to deliver quality care, making it easier to protect patients.
This webinar, part of the Improving Patient Safety & Care Webinar Series, will discuss how harnessing technology can make routine monitoring digital and how digital wound care services can save time, reduce administrative burdens and helps NHS staff assess patients earlier.

AvMA’s medical negligence and access to justice in Ireland today


This event will cover the major issues currently affecting medical negligence litigation, patient safety and access to justice in Ireland, and highlighting the impact of Covid. Delegates will get to ask questions to the speakers during the live Q&A at the end of the event. At such an important time for those working in medical law and patient safety in Ireland, this is a very timely event that you cannot afford to miss.

YQSR seminar. Healing after harm: A restorative approach to incidents


The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group continues its programme of seminars with 'Healing after harm: A restorative approach' presented by Jo Wailling, The Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Further information and registration

Living and working with complexity: thinking clearly, acting wisely and staying healthy (workshop 1)


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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