2014-03-08 15:19:13 - The Bristol Patient Safety Conference, taking place on 16th May 2014, will offer delegates the opportunity to hear from leading patient safety experts and to network with those working in patient safety in the South West of England and beyond. The keynote speaker is Charlotte Leslie, Bristol North West MP, who has recently been appointed to the House of Commons Health Select Committee. The venue is a Grade II listed conference centre, Engineer's House, situated in Clifton, Bristol.
Individuals and teams from local NHS Hospital Trusts, local healthcare professionals and businesspeople who have innovated to improve patient safety will be talking about their achievements at the first annual Bristol Patient Safety Conference on 16th May 2014.
The conference will enable speakers to share their learning with frontline health professionals and others in the South West of England in order to spread the healthcare improvements they have implemented more widely. One of the key conference aims is to provide networking opportunities for those involved in patient safety work across the region.
Keynote speaker, Bristol North West MP Charlotte Leslie, who has recently been appointed to the House of Commons Health Select Committee, will give a talk on: ‘Professionalism in
She said: “With my dad being a surgeon, I have always been keenly aware of the superb professionalism shown by our NHS staff.
“At the heart of the NHS, of course, is patient care and it is vital that the people running our hospitals support the medical teams, especially when things do not go to plan.
“Doctors and nurses, if we are to create the safest environment possible for patients, must be able to speak out and help change practices if this patient care is at risk of being compromised.”
Delegates will hear from patient safety experts in fields such as obstetrics, clinical audit, patient safety simulation training, medicines safety and anaesthesia. There will also be talks on duty of candour and staff safety. The format is a combination of plenary talks and interactive workshops.
Nicola Henderson and Annette Marshall of Palladium Patient Safety, sponsors of the event, said: “It is important to celebrate the wealth of enthusiastic and motivated teams in this region who are actively engaged in making things better through dedicated care and innovation.”
The event is organised by KJD Communications, a company specialising in boutique medical conferences.
If you are interested in patient safety visit the conference website at www.bristolpatientsafety.com