Improving Patient Safety & Care 2020
Safer culture, safer systems, safer patients
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Improving Patient Safety & Care 2020
Safer culture, safer systems, safer patients
13th of February 2020
Royal Society of Medicine, London

Improving Patient Safety & Care 2020

08:15-09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00-10:15 1st Morning Plenary
09:00 Chair`s Opening Address
Clare Wade (confirmed)
Head of Patient Safety, Royal College of Physicians
09:10 Keynote Address
Rt Hon. Nadine Dorries MP (invited)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety, Department of Health and Social Care
09:25 Improving inspections - Collaborative approaches to regulation
Dr Nigel Acheson (confirmed)
Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Care Quality Commission
09:40 NICE recommendations and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Michael Lynskey (confirmed)
Senior Business Unit Director, Advanced Wound Management UK, Ireland & Nordics, Smith & Nephew
09:55 Questions and Answers
10:15-10:55 Coffee & Networking
10:55-12:05 2nd Morning Plenary
10:55 Being Fair: benefits from embedding a learning culture when things go wrong
Denise Chaffer (confirmed)
Director of Safety and Learning, NHS Resolution
11:10 Recognising and responding to the Deteriorating Patient
Matthew Inada-Kim (confirmed)
National Clinical Lead for Deterioration at NHS Improvement & National Clinical Advisor, Sepsis, NHS England
11:25 How to save lives & support ”good” deaths in hospital
John Welch (confirmed)
Nurse Consultant for critical care and critical care outreach, University College London Hospitals FT
11:40 To be confirmed
A Representative (confirmed)
To be confirmed, Philips
12:00 Questions and Answers
12:20-12:30 Comfort Break
12:30-13:30 3 Case Studies
12:30 Case Study 1 - Equipping patients to self-manage safely
James Dickson (confirmed)
Director, Piota Apps
12:50 Case Study 2 - Improving Patient Safety in the NHS with body cameras
Richard Hattam (confirmed)
Business Development Manager, Reveal Media
  • Benefits of body cameras in the NHS
  • Experience of NHS Trusts using body cameras
  • How to get up and running with the technology

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13:10 Case Study 3 - Diagnostics Systems
A Representative (confirmed)
To be confirmed, Becton, Dickinson Diagnostics
13:30-14:30 Lunch in the Network Surgery
14:30-15:15 3 Workshops Running Concurrently
14:30 Workshop A - Wound closure management
A Representative (confirmed)
To be confirmed, Ethicon
14:30 The application of continuous improvement in Infection Prevention and Control: SaSH’s Story
Ashley Flores (confirmed)
Nurse Consultant and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention & Control, Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Gordon Sansaver (confirmed)
Senior Director, Virginia Mason Institute
  • Learn the guiding principles behind a lean management system to improve patient safety
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in the context of infection prevention and control
  • Understand how lean can sustain a safer patient experience
  • Understand how lean can develop leaders and frontline staff to embrace culture change

Find out more about Virginia Mason Institute

14:30 Workshop C - To be confirmed
15:20-16:30 Afternoon Plenary
15:20 Chair`s Introduction to the Afternoon
Helen Hughes (confirmed)
Chief Executive Officer, Patient Safety Learning
15:30 Patient safety research at the first translational gap – develop and test
Professor Stephen Campbell (confirmed)
Director, NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC
  • Before adoption and spread, it is imperative to test new approaches and interventions for patient safety, including co-design with all relevant stakeholders (inc patients, carers, health & social care staff etc)
  • Tested digital and behavioural interventions to improve patient safety in primary care and at transitions between care-settings must be set within a ‘Learning Health System’ and translation pipelines locally and nationally
15:45 Reducing variation and improving population healthcare
Professor Matthew Cripps (confirmed)
Director of Sustainable Healthcare, NHS England
16:00 An engineered approach to reducing risk
Maryanne Mariyaselvam (confirmed)
Clinical Research Fellow, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Addressing never events linked to human factors in healthcare


  • Retained guidewires Incidence and Impact
  • The challenge to be addressed
  • A simple engineered solution
  • Adoption Impact

Find out more about Venner Medical International

16:15 Patient Safety In Partnership
Cheryl Crocker (confirmed)
Patient Safety Director, AHSN Network

This presentation will provide an insight into the work of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Network and the Patient Safety Collaboratives they host. Illustrated with examples from current workstreams, we will demonstrate how we are supporting the NHS Patient Safety Strategy.

  • An overview of the AHSN Network and National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes
  • Examples of how we work and the impact AHSNs have had
  • How the AHSN Network is supporting the NHS Patient Safety Strategy
16:30 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate
16:45-16:50 Chairs Closing Remarks
16:50-17:30 Coffee & Networking
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