Healthcare Events

The NHS Patient Safety Conference

08:00 am
01 Nov, 2022
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London SE1 8DJ

The NHS Patient Safety Conference

08:00 am
01 Nov, 2022
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London SE1 8DJ

The NHS Patient Safety Conference, in partnership with Patient Safety Learning, is a long-standing virtual and in-person event series that has welcomed over 1500 NHS professionals through its doors. The event provides a platform for NHS Safety Managers and leaders to listen, learn and engage with sector-leading speakers, innovative suppliers, and 300+ peers from across the NHS estate.

Thanks for inviting me to be part of a great 2-day patient safety conference. Lots of great topics and speakers” West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

In February 2021, further updates and changes were made to the NHS Patient Safety Strategy. The most significant strategy update is the new commitment to address patient safety inequalities, with a new objective added to the safety system strand of the strategy. Our event series provides a timely platform to discuss these changes.

Key event topics are run across 3 key pillars:


  • Adopt and promote fundamental safety measurement principles and use culture metrics to better understand how safe care is.
  • Use new digital technologies to support learning from what does and does not go well, by replacing the National Reporting and Learning System with a new safety learning system.
  • Introduce the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework to improve the response to an investigation of incidents and implement a new medical examiner system to scrutinise deaths.
  • Improve the response to new and emerging risks, supported by the new National Patient Safety Alerts Committee
  • Share an insight from litigation to prevent harm.


  • Establish principles and expectations for the involvement of patients, families, carers, and other lay people in providing safer care.
  • Create the first system-wide and consistent patient safety syllabus, training, and education framework for the NHS.
  • Establish patient safety specialists to lead safety improvement across the system.
  • Ensure people are equipped to learn from what goes well as well as to respond appropriately to things going wrong.
  • Ensure the whole healthcare system is involved in the safety agenda.


  • Deliver the National Patient Safety Improvement Programme, building on the existing focus on preventing avoidable deterioration and adopting and spreading safety interventions.
  • Deliver the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme to support a reduction in stillbirth, neonatal and maternal death, and neonatal asphyxia brain injury by 50% by 2025.
  • Develop the Medicines Safety Improvement Programme to increase the safety of those areas of medication use currently considered the highest risk.
  • Deliver a Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme to tackle priority areas, including restrictive practice and sexual safety.
  • Work with partners across the NHS to support safety improvement in priority areas such as the safety of older people, the safety of those with learning disabilities and the continuing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Work to ensure research and innovation support safety improvement.

*Research sources for NHS Patient Safety Conference: A Strategy for continuous Improvement: 2019 NHS Patient Safety Strategy

At Convenzis we pride ourselves on our ability to develop, manage, and host both virtual and physical events for the public and commercial sectors.

Our physical events offer a unique opportunity to meet with key sector stakeholders in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, this provides an ideal chance to discuss strategic change and learn from some of the most well-respected public sector professionals in the country, all while soaking up the lovely atmosphere our venues and audience provide.

Who will Attend

  • Academics/Researchers
  • Anaesthetists
  • Chairs/Members of CCGs
  • Chief Clinical Operations Officers
  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Clinical Directors
  • Clinical Standards & Patient Experience
  • Directors of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Directors of Public Health
  • Directors/Heads of Service Improvement
  • Directors/Heads of Strategic Development
  • Directors/Managers of Commissioning
  • Estate and Facilities Managers
  • General Practitioners
  • HCAI Managers
  • Heads of Charities
  • Heads of Innovation
  • Heads of Maternity Services
  • Heads of Nursing
  • Heads of Patient Care
  • Heads of Patient Safety
  • Heads of Pharmacy
  • Heads of Quality & Care
  • Heads of Risk & Compliance
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • HR Directors/Managers
  • Infection Control Leads
  • Inspection Managers
  • Medical Directors
  • Microbiologists
  • Patient Experience Leads
  • Patient Safety Managers
  • Programme Directors
  • Specialist Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Trust Board Members
  • Ward Managers


Sponsors & Partners

The Agenda


Registration, Networking & Breakfast

Registration, Networking & Breakfast


Chairs Opening Address

Professor Maureen Baker CBE
Chairs Opening Address


Patient Safety Transformation Change: A standards based approach and ‘how to’ Case Study with GOSH

Helen Hughes
Patient Safety Learning
Dr Sanjiv Sharma
Executive Medical Director
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

All organisations are committed to patient safety, but how do leaders ensure that they’re doing all they can to deliver safe and effective care?

In this presentation, Dr Sanjiv Sharma, Executive Medical Director at Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children will outline their ambitious patient safety transformation journey, how they are designing and delivering an innovative safety systems approach.

Embedding Patient Safety Learning’s new standards for patient safety, hear how GOSH’s self assessment has informed the development of prioritised action plans, strengthened governance and leadership engagement and cross organisation collaboration.

Helen Hughes, Chief Executive of Patient Safety Learning, will outline why a standards based approach to patient safety is needed and the benefits it can bring.


Exploration of innovation in Nursing and Midwifery: UK Experience (Confirmed)

Lisa Rickers
Specialist Nurse/ Founder
NHS/ The iCrowd

To explore UK nurses and midwives’ experiences of healthcare innovation within the UK. This presentation will report the findings of a short survey which explores the current experiences around healthcare innovation.

Nurses in 2019 reported that their ideas for innovation were stifled by a culture that “ignores new ideas.” We look to see if this has changed following the pandemic and how we can move forward to create an inclusive culture for innovation to flourish at all levels.


Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Confirmed)

Mr P. Julian Owen
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Addenbrookes Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Martyn Hooper MBE
Executive Chairman
Pernicious Anaemia Society

An over-reliance on a ‘Serum B12’ Competitive Binding Luminescent Assay (CBLA) with a 35% sensitivity for Vitamin B12 Deficiency (B12d) has led to a National Health Service that under-diagnoses and under-treats B12d, known comorbidity in a broad-spectrum of health conditions.

Widespread adoption of more sustainable Plant-Based Diets is exacerbating the issue. In this presentation we will outline the diagnostic issues, the wider health consequences of under-diagnosis and under-treatment and offer simple measures that would go some way towards mitigating the risk.


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


Morning Break, Networking & Refreshments

Morning Break, Networking & Refreshments


Chairs Morning Reflection

Professor Maureen Baker CBE
Chairs Morning Reflection


Improving Patient and Staff Safety through technology and real world study

Darren Sloof
Head of Research and Innovations
Air Purity Ltd

Case Study - Airpurity

Improving Patient and Staff Safety through technology and real world study


Mental Capacity Assessment (Confirmed)

Miss Simran Kang
Junior Doctor
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Case Study 55 male presented with abdominal pain to A&E with a background of Down Syndrome. My case discusses the approach to patients when are unable to consent for medical procedures.

I will be discussing the importance of patient safety, use of formal documentation including the Mental Capacity Assessment and my own learning and reflection from this case.


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


Networking & Lunch

Networking & Lunch


Chairs Afternoon Address

Professor Maureen Baker CBE
Chairs Afternoon Address


Utilising a systems approach to deliver the Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (Confirmed)

Daniel Hodgkiss
Patient Safety Assistant Programme Manager/ Managing Deterioration National Co-Lead
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

The presentation will provide a brief introduction to the National Patient Safety Programmes (NatPatSIP), set out as part of the Patient Safety Strategy (2019). It will then go on to explore the need for a systems-wide approach to delivering patient safety improvements.

The presentation will provide an opportunity for delegates, especially Patient Safety Specialists to understand how they can support the delivery of the programmes within their regions.


Implementing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management in complex healthcare environments (Confirmed)

Peter Joseph John Bohan
Associate Director Occupational Health, Safety & Security
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board NHS


To describe the complexity of healthcare processes that leads to system failures and harm. Describe how to build teams who can support the implementation of a structured OSH system.


  • Describe how culture affects safety outcomes in complex healthcare environments.
  • Outline recent cases where organisations/individuals are held to account due to lack of legislative compliance.
  • Describe the process of setting a vision and building a competent Team.
  • Define the key elements of a safety management system in Healthcare.   


Healthcare has multiple ‘players’ with potentially different goals, skills and assumptions. Delivering services in a range of complex environments with growing therapeutic options, expanding knowledge and evidence.

As a result, there are many sources of (incomplete) information with interruptions with multitasking being the norm. System error/failure through transfer of data and information increases as the safety features and defences degrade over time, with checklists forgotten.

The environmental conditions, expectations and demands of patients have increased. The challenges to the safety system have resulted in a number of failures and prosecutions by the Health and Safety Executive. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the risks associated with OSH, potential lack of knowledge or individual accountability.

Within a cultural context of a more litigious society and greater scrutiny by the regulator. It describes the process of building a Team and a safety management system that protects the staff and the patients from harm.  


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


Close of Day

Close of Day
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Manchester Bee
CPD Member
Living Wage Member
Good Employment - Sponsor
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Armed Forces Covenant
Tech UK
Ban The Box
Faculty of Clinical Informatics
Stockport County
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