This report provides an overview of speeches, presentations and panel sessions held at the inaugural Safety for All conference, which took place at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Wednesday 7 December 2022.
It has been published by the Safety for All campaign, which calls for improvements in, and between, patient and healthcare worker safety to prevent patient safety incidents and deliver better outcomes for all. The campaign is supported by Patient Safety Learning and the Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network.
The report includes summaries of Conference's keynote speeches by:
- John Dean, Clinical Vice President at the Royal College of Physicians
- Dr Henrietta Hughes, Patient Safety Commissioner for England
- Patricia Marquis, Director for the Royal College of Nursing
- Dr Lesley Kay, Deputy Medical Director at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch
It also provides overview of the following panel sessions and presentations featured across the day:
- Hearing the patient voice – a panel session focused on the importance of engaging with patients and families at the point of care, if things go wrong, in improving services, advocating for changes and in holding the system to account.
- Extravasation – a presentation from Andrew Barton, Chair of the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society, on the risks posed by extravasation injuries .
- Improving staff safety – a panel session focused on the importance of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of staff across the healthcare system and the benefits that this has for patient outcomes and developing a safety culture.
- Creating a safe environment in hospital theatres – a presentation from Lisa Nealen, Peri-operative Practitioner at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, setting out the hazards posed by surgical smoke.
- Persistence of avoidable harm – a panel session focused on the persistence of avoidable harm in healthcare and the action needed to tackle the implementation gap that exists between what we know improves patient safety and what is done in practice.
- Preventing workplace stress – a panel session considering workplace stress, how to prevent and link between this and patient safety.
Read the full report online or download it as a PDF at the bottom of this page.
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