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August 2021

Launch event: Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030

WHO Patient Safety Flagship invites you to participate in a virtual event for the launching of the “Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030”.
This global action plan aspires for “a world in which no one is harmed in health care, and every patient receives safe and respectful care, every time, everywhere.”
The event marks the achievement of an important and historic milestone, and prominent health leaders and patient safety champions will take you through the global patient safety journey.

Speakers include:
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO Mr Jeremy Hunt, Chairperson, Health and Social Care Select Committee, UK Sir Liam Donaldson, WHO Patient Safety Envoy Dr Neelam Dhingra, Unit Head, WHO Patient Safety Flagship Further information and registration

The NHS maternity scandal: Inside a crisis

At a time when the NHS is struggling unprecedently, having been battling a pandemic for 18 months, one of the most concerning areas is the state of maternity services at trusts around the country.
It has been uncovered following recent investigations by the Independent newspaper's health correspondent Shaun Lintern that the scale of the problem is putting the lives of both mothers and babies at risk on a daily basis.
To explore the apparent crisis existing within our hospitals Shaun will be hosting a live panel discussion with maternity experts who have experience of the situation from within the NHS as well as elsewhere. The speakers will help explain what has gone so wrong, what impact it has had and what lasting effects there might be, as well as what the future holds and if the scandal has at least ensured improvements are now in place and our maternity services are becoming safer for all who use them.
The panel will include Donna Ockenden, the chair of Shrewsbury inquiry and Senior Midwifery Adviser, Gynaecologists president Edward Morris and James Titcombe, OBE and ambassador for charity Baby Lifeline; Associate Editor, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management and campaigner who helped expose poor care at University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Trust following the death of his son Joshua.

Root Cause Analysis Training for NHS and Healthcare Professionals.


This event is a two day masterclass to provide Root Cause Analysis Training in line with the July 2019 Patient Safety Strategy. The course is designed to provide delegates with the key skills and knowledge that they will require to conduct RCA effectively. 
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Deteriorating Patient Summit

The Deteriorating Patient Summit focuses on recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient through improving the reliability of patient observations and ensuring quality of care. 
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 including 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 To book your place, please click here. 

AfPP Annual Virtual Conference 2021


The conference features inspirational speakers, educational sessions and topical themes. There are two educational streams that you can switch between and watch later on catch up tv. There will also be virtual networking opportunities.
Topics for 2021 include:
Human Factors Sustainability Designing the Risk Out of Operating Theatres Realising Your Potential Please click here to book your tickets. 

Webinar - The role of technology in reducing clinical negligence claims and costs to patients and the system

The eyewatering cost of clinical negligence claims to the NHS have dominated the headlines over the years, with spending increasing on average by 13% each year since 2010/11. Should costs continue to rise at the same rate, we could see the NHS paying out £4.4 billion a year by 2023/24, constituting a major threat to the sustainability and viability of the NHS.
We need to tackle the problem at the source – by making improvements in quality and patient safety so that both patient harm and subsequent litigation are reduced. According to NHS England, by 2024, continuous improvements in patient safety could save an extra 1,000 lives and up to £100m in care costs each year.
So how can this threat be reversed and where does technology come into play?
The role of technology in enabling staff to shift from a reactive to a proactive approach to deliver patient care, subsequently preventing avoidable harm Investing in the right infrastructure to support staff identify risks, ultimately reducing litigation costs Really committing to learning and having a system in place which instils that learning Enabling and supporting system-wide safety improvements To register, please click here.