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SPSP National Learning Event: Creating the conditions of safe care


Event details

This national learning event will bring together clinical and improvement leaders involved or interested in the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.

Aims of the day:

  • Explore the organisational and system wide conditions that enable the safe delivery of care amidst increasing system pressures
  • Learn how The SPSP Essentials of Safe Care are supporting improvements in safety
  • Provide a forum for leaders and teams working across all aspects of SPSP to come together to share and learn

This event page is for delegates wishing to attend the morning plenary sessions only as a virtual delegate. 


  • 10:00 - Chair’s Welcome (Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government)
  • 10:10 - Ministerial Address (Maree Todd, Member of the Scottish Parliament & Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport)
  • 10:25 - SPSP Update (Joanne Matthews, Head of Improvement Support & Safety, Healthcare Improvement Scotland)
  • 10:40 - Plenary Session (Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Director of THIS Institute & The Health Foundation Professor at the University of Cambridge)
  • 11:25 - Plenary Q&A
  • 11:40 - A System View (Robbie Pearson, Chief Executive, Healthcare Improvement Scotland)
  • 11:50 - Chair’s Summary ((Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government)


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