15th May 2024


2024 programme 


09:00 Welcome from our Chair, Dr Mark Juniper
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Great Western Hospital,
Medical Director, Health Innovation West of England
09:10  Keynote – Dame Clare Gerada
President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2021-2023)
09:45   Clarity, Consistency & Compassion; A Patient Perspective
Bryony Thomas, Pancreatic Cancer Survivor, Founder of the ‘Clue in the Loo’ Campaign 
10:20 Could it be sepsis? 
Dr Ron Daniels, CEO UK Sepsis Trust
10:50 Break
11:05  In parallel: poster competition/workshops

Workshop: Medico-Legal (60 mins)
Common medico-legal pitfalls and how to avoid them 
Clare Sweeney, Medico-legal adviser, Medical Defence Union

Two consecutive workshops: Improving care (in total 80 mins)
Black Maternity Matters 
Ann Remmers, Clinical Lead for maternal and neonatal care at Health Innovation West of England 
Polypharmacy - why its critical to patient safety and what we are doing to tackle it 
Clare Howard, Clinical Lead for the Health Innovation Network Polypharmacy Programme 
12:25 Lunch 
13:00 Fail safe, learn fast, improve more
Nicola Davey,
 founding director of the Quality Improvement Clinic (QIC)
13:30 Informed consent: where are we now?
Susan Rodway KC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
14:00 Break
14:10 In parallel: poster competition/workshops

Workshop: Human Factors (60 mins)
Human Factors: changing the way we think and behave  
Jenny Sutcliffe,
Human Factors (HF) Specialist, Transformation Team, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust (RSFT)

Workshop: Quality Improvement (60 mins)
The role of digital clinical decision support in quality improvement  Dr Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director at the BMJ and Dr Will Waldock, Digital Health Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London 
15:30 Break 
15:40  Whistleblowing panel
Georgina Halford-Hall, CEO Whistleblowers UK
Alexandra Sidossis, Barrister and Employment Law specialist, 3 Hare Court
Dr David Nicholl, Learn not Blame, Doctors' Association UK
Mr Peter Duffy, formerly Consultant Urological Surgeon at Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
16:45   Improving care for mothers and preterm babies with PERIPrem
Dr Sarah Bates, Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
17:10  Poster competition winners announcements and closing remarks 
17:20   Close