TO BE PUBLISHED March 2022
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This will be an important opportunity to examine the next steps for improving patient safety in the NHS in the context of the ongoing pandemic, the updated Patient Safety Strategy, and the MHRA consultation on improving patient safety and regulation around medical devices.
Delegates will also discuss priorities in the context of the Health and Care Bill, which includes measures aiming to strengthen the role of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) in improving patient safety.
Key areas for discussion include:
- system learning - assessing approaches, sharing best practice, supporting the workforce, education and training, and building a learning culture
- patient involvement - examining priorities for involving patients and the public within patient safety
- regulation - options for a more flexible and adaptable approach
- clinical negligence - how best to improve the negligence system
- the HSIB - including its role, and scope going forward and informing whole system learning
- COVID-19 - looking at what has been learned for patient safety and how best to drive improvements in recovery from the pandemic and into the future
We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from:
- Nigel Acheson, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Care Quality Commission
- Rob Behrens, Parliamentary and health Service Ombudsman
- Keith Conradi, Chief Investigator, HSIB
- Dr Alex Crowe, Safety and Learning Deputy Director, NHS Resolution
- Professor Kevin Harris, Programme Director and Clinical Advisor, Interventional Procedures Programme, Centre for Technology Evaluation, NICE
- Lucy Watson, Chair, The Patients Association
The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the CQC; the MHRA; DHSC; HM Treasury; the States of Guernsey; and the Welsh Government - as well as parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Lords.