We are now just under three weeks away from the third annual World Patient Safety Day, organised by the World Health Organization (WHO), set to take place on Friday 17 September 2021.
The theme of this year’s World Patient Safety Day is ‘Safe maternal and newborn care’. Patient safety concerns relating to maternity services have been particularly prominent in the UK in recent years, with serious failings highlighted by the Cumberlege Review, Dixon Inquiry and the ongoing Ockenden Maternity Safety Review. In the run up to the 17 September, WHO has been highlighting some key global statisti
Global landscape in maternal and newborn health (Dr Anshu Banerjee - Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing at the WHO)
Respectful childbirth for all women and newborns (Dr Ian Askew - Director, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research at the WHO)
Towards eliminating avoidable harm in maternal and newborn care: launch of World Patient Safety Day goals 2021 (Dr Neelam Dhingra - Unit Head, Patient Safety Flagship at the WHO)
Maintaining safe functioning of maternal and newborn services during the COVID-19 pandemic (Dr
PReCePT (prevention of cerebral palsy in preterm labour) offers magnesium sulphate to eligible women during preterm labour, reducing the risk of a pre-term baby developing cerebral palsy by 50%. This HSJ Patient Safety Award-winning intervention led to 850 additional mothers in preterm labour receiving magnesium sulphate in 2019/20, avoiding an estimated 30 cases of cerebral palsy. The learning from the spread of PReCePT to all maternity units in the West of England was adopted as national safety improvement programme, leading to increased uptake across England.
PERIPrem (Perinatal Excell
Today marks the third annual World Patient Safety Day. Established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2019, this is intended as a day to help enhance understanding of patient safety and to engage the public in this, promoting actions to improve safety and reduce avoidable harm.
Patient safety and the impact of unsafe care
The NHS describes patient safety as ‘the avoidance of unintended or unexpected harm to people during the provision of healthcare’. The WHO in their definition expand on this, adding that it also involves ‘continuous improvement based on learning from err
During pregnancy, labour and delivery many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people experience significant barriers to accessing care thus leading to unacceptable health disparities including increased risk for poor maternal and newborn health outcomes in Canada. There are opportunities to improve maternal and infant health outcomes.
Join this webinar with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and Patients for Patient Safety Canada, a patient-led program of Healthcare Excellence Canada, in honour of World Patient Safety Day. The goals of this virtual discussion are to build awareness
The 17 September marks World Patient Safety Day, and this year the focus is on ‘Safe maternal and newborn care’. Patient Safety Learning has recently published a blog highlighting and summarising this topic. While issues of unsafe care are a global challenge, they disproportionately impact on low- and middle-income countries. 134 million adverse events occur in hospitals every year in such countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths. Research in patient safety has primarily been associated with high income countries, but more recently there has been greater attention on low- and middle
WHO Patient Safety Flagship invites you to participate in World Patient Safety Day 2021 Virtual Global Conference “Together for safe and respectful maternal and newborn care”
The conference will be opened by WHO leadership and will feature:
Keynote addresses by global patient safety leaders and advocates.
Global landscape and stories from the ground on maternal and newborn health and safety.
Panel discussions on prioritizing safety in maternal and newborn care in the journey towards universal health coverage and the role of partners.
Introduction of World Patien
The World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) is observed globally on 17 Sept every year. The objectives of WPSD are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and work towards global solidarity and action by all stakeholders to improve patient safety. The theme of WPSD 2021 is “Safe maternal and newborn care". WPA has initiated a campaign to celebrate WPSD all over the world. As part of this campaign, WPA is organising a regional webinar series in September 2021. WPA will conduct webinars in EURO, Asia Including EMRO, Latin America and AFRO Region.
Monday 6 Septembe
This webinar will focus on how to harness the vast experience of the voluntary sector and advocate locally appropriate strategies to improve patient safety, through a network of Ambassadors.
Who should attend?
Patient safety can only be achieved by collaboration between the professionals, patients, families, community members and stake holders. So, whatever your background you are most welcome.
To raise awareness about the burden of unsafe health care.
To bring together the voluntary sector with a stake in health improvement programmes, to adopt a c
This event will mark the 2021 World Health Organisation’s World Patient Safety Day and aims to showcase the patient safety work happening in the NHS and with partners, to improve the safety of maternal and neonatal care.
Introduction from Aidan Fowler, National Director of Patient Safety (chair)
Presentations from the National Maternity Champions, Matthew Jolly, National Clinical Director for Maternity and Women's Health and Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer
Hear from AQUA (the Advancing Quality Alliance) about its safety culture