2023 programme




09:00   Welcome from our Chair, Mr Richard Annandale


09:10   Opening plenary - Shaun Lintern, health editor, The Sunday Times
The role of journalism as a catalyst for improving patient safety


09:45   Keynote - Baroness Helena Kennedy KC

            Respecting the Human Rights of All in Healthcare

            Baroness Kennedy will speak about respecting the rights of patients and staff in the area of health


10:30   In parallel: workshops


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.
Dr Andrew Rochford, Improvement Clinical Director, 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)


11:10   Break


11:25   In parallel: poster competition/themed sessions


Session: QI  - 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


Session: QI - education and training

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

How to train and support frontline staff to run quality improvement projects

Mr Rob Bethune, Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospitals

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


12:45   Lunch


13:10   Dr Jenny Vaughan, Consultant Neurologist and ‘Learn not Blame’ lead at the Doctors’ Association UK
           Just Culture and the impact of the criminal law on patient safety


13:45   Hannah Rusby, Paramedic, Clinical Team Manager and Community Resuscitation Trainer, London
            Ambulance Service NHS Trust

           The London Lifesaver Campaign – increasing survival rates in cardiac arrest


14:10   Break


14:20   In parallel: poster competition/themed sessions


Session: Sharing Learning - getting published

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

How I turned my BPSC2022 poster into a published article

Seline Ismail-Callaghan, FY3 Emergency Medicine doctor, Isle of Man


Session: Clinical negligence

The NHS in turmoil - systems failures and professional liability

Dr David Sharpe KC, Barrister, 12 King's Bench Walk

Dr Hayden Stephenson, Intensive Care Consultant, Aneurin Bevan Health Board


15:40    Break


15:55    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


16:30    Dr Laura Munglani, Haematology Registrar and Renata Poole, Pharmacist -  Welsh Clinical Leadership
             Training Fellows programme, run by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

             Sharing learning from the clinical leadership training fellows programme


16:50    Break


17:05    Poster competition winners announcements and closing remarks


17:20    Close





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