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What makes us safe? How we can improve patient safety together


Event details

This participatory event, concerning research undertaken on patient safety, will consist of a 45 minute talk followed by a Q&A/interactive discussion about how hospital care can be improved and how the public can be empowered to be involved in their care.

The talk will specifically draw upon Dr Elizabeth Sutton's recent research, which explored how patients understood patient safety, and how this affected the ways that they were involved in their care when hospitalised.  The Head of Patient Safety at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be participating in the event and there will be a screening of an animated video based upon Dr Sutton's research on patient perceptions and experiences of involvement in their safety.  

What’s it about?

We are all likely to receive hospital care at some point in our lives or have relatives who have experienced hospital care.  This makes it vitally important that we are well informed about what patients experience when hospitalised and how best to improve that care. This event aims to highlight what patient safety means to patients, why it matters and to find ways of empowering the public to be involved in their hospital care.  I want to find out whether these experiences resonate with you.  How could patient safety be improved? What would you like to see happen?  How can we best help patients to speak up about their care when hospitalised? As an attendee, you will hear about research on this topic and have the opportunity to ask questions and put across your point of view.  

This event will be led by Dr Elizabeth Sutton, Research Associate, University of Leicester. It will be of particular interest to anyone who has experience of hospital care or whose relative has received hospital care and patient groups.

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