16th June 2021



National Patient Safety Poster Competition 2021

including: Quality Improvement (QI), Education and Innovation projects


The competition is now closed for new entries


Thank you for your interest, we have had a very large number of entries this year and so cannot extend the deadline.

The pandemic has necessitated new approaches to the provision of medical care in unprecedented circumstances. We invite you to share QI projects and projects that encompass learning during this time

We have up to 100 poster places at our online conference. Successful entries receive:

  • An invitation to give a live poster presentation* at the online Bristol Patient Safety Conference on 16th June 2021
  • A discounted delegate rate of £159. Co-authors will also qualify for the discounted rate.
  • A national poster competition oral presentation certificate with names of presenter(s) and authors; attendance certificate, 4 hours of CPD
  • There will be a first and second prize for each poster group of 10 posters
    * 2-minute presentation followed by Q&A with judge


We welcome entries including from: junior doctors, nurses, midwives, consultants, AHPs, GPs, medical students and those working in care settings


View PDFs of posters presented in 2020 click here

Prizewinners from our 2020 online conference and judges' comments here

Workshop slides How to make a success of your QI project click here


Terms and conditions:

1. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain all requisite permissions to release information presented in the competition entry and poster.

2. By entering the competition you are giving permission to publish your entry and your name and names of co-authors.

3. If your entry is accepted you are to create a poster (A1 portrait PDF) that will made available to judges before the event and delegates to view during and after the conference. You must also create two PowerPoint slides to accompany a 2-minute presentation to a live session audience on the day of the conference. Email your poster PDF and slides to info@bristolpatientsafety.com by 9th May 2021 latest.

4. On being short-listed, the poster author must pay their discounted delegate fee of £159 by credit card and attend to have their poster judged. These payment conditions also apply to co-authors who choose to attend. Poster presenters must pay for their places by 30 April at the latest.

5. Having shown your poster elsewhere is not a barrier to entry.

6. Delegates need access to Chrome or FireFox Browsers to access the online event platform effectively.

7. One presenter cannot present more than one poster. If a second poster is accepted, then a co-author will need to present that poster.


Please note, submission of a poster is not a delegate booking. You will need to complete the booking form and pay for your delegate place to attend the conference.



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