2023 programme



Plenary talks

Keynote - Baroness Helena Kennedy KC

Respecting the Human Rights of All in Healthcare

Baroness Kennedy will speak about the rights of, and respect for the rights of,
patients and staff in the area of health


Opening plenary - Shaun Lintern, health editor, Sunday Times

The role of journalism as a catalyst for improving patient safety


Tim Spector, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at King’s College London

The new science of eating well and its impact on health


Dr Jenny Vaughan, Consultant Neurologist and ‘Learn not Blame’ lead at the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK)

Just Culture and the impact of the criminal law on patient safety


Hannah Rusby, Paramedic and Community Resuscitation Trainer, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

The London Lifesaver Campaign – increasing survival rates in cardiac arrest


Dr Laura Munglani, Specialty Trainee in Haematology, University Hospital of Wales. Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows programme, run by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

Sharing learning from the clinical leadership training fellows programme


Workshops - choose one


Exploring Medical Care – driving change, a new digital platform led and managed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) - a global multi-disciplinary and collaborative resource for sharing and showcasing new and innovative practices, to enable continuous improvement in the delivery of healthcare and patient outcomes.
Sonia Mackenzie, Improvement programme Manager, Royal College of Physicians and Dr Daniel Smith, Editor in Chief of Medical Care – driving change


Medication prescribing pitfalls

Dr Clare Sweeney, Medico-legal adviser, Medical Defence Union (MDU)


Themed sessions*:


- Clinical negligence

Session under development


- Quality Improvement - tools and techniques

How I used Quality Improvement and the PDSA cycle to break a world record
Joan Pons Laplana a multi award-winning Nurse, a change agent and an activist. He is on a mission to turn the healthcare system upside down and empower frontline staff & patients to lead together.

Applying the tools and techniques to achieve your QI goals

Nicola Davey, Quality Improvement Practitioner


- Quality Improvement - education and training

The development of the QI curriculum plus how to support QI projects within your trust

Mr Rob Bethune, Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospitals and the Clinical Lead for the South West Patient Safety Collaborative

The development of HEE SW QI training across the region  Dr Pippa Blacklock, Associate Dean Professional Education and Development, Health Education England (HEE) South West

Talks followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr Tricia Woodhead, associate clinical director for patient safety the West of England Academic Health Science Network, visiting senior research fellow, University of Bath


- Knowledge sharing

How to get your QI work published

Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director at the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Kieran is the clinical lead of the medical education and clinical decision support products at BMJ, including BMJ Best Practice


*   Up to two themed session out of four
    These will run parallel to poster competition sessions, so poster presenters can attend one themed session, dependent on the timing of their
    poster presentation.


The programme may be subject to change.





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