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Help the NHS save 6000 lives and £2.3bn: making the case for patient safety

Health Service Journal and the Nursing Times organise the annual Patient Safety Congress and Awards because we passionately believe that an NHS which delivers safe care, will also produce the best outcomes and experience for patients, while making sure the service’s budget is spent efficiently. We will achieve this by sharing, collaborating and learning.

The annual Patient Safety Congress is already the biggest and most important platform for the patient safety community to share and learn. However, we want patient safety issues to have a greater impact throughout the NHS and to align them closely with the service’s other priorities.

Therefore we have created an extended and ambitious programme for 2015’s event...

  • We have brought the Patient safety’s annual congress and awards together: the events are co-located, but it’s more than that: award winners and shortlisted entries will share their knowledge and experience with congress delegates – the very best in patient safety presenting, sharing and answering your questions face to face: an unique opportunity
  • We make the Business Case for Safety: providing the tools and real examples for you to demonstrate that investment in safety leads to long term cost savings and better outcomes
  • For healthcare leaders: Unveiling the Patient Safety Plus. The new addition to this year’s programme: interactive sessions and workshops produced specifically to help you create applicable solutions to what feel like insurmountable challenges: Preparing for a CQC Inspection, Using clinical data to save lives and money, reducing readmissions, and more
  • Recognising excellence in patient safety. If you or your team are leading the way: Enter the Patient Safety Awards now, and on the evening of 6th July you can inspire the healthcare community as we highlight and reward outstanding work and professional achievements
  • 65+hours of unparalleled learning; 2000 attendees from across the patient care community and the wider NHS; 17 award categories to identify, recognise and celebrate great work; 13 hours of networking opportunities; 2 days of peer to peer collaboration; to continue to make the NHS the envy of the world: The Patient Safety Congress and Awards.

Patient Safety Congress & Awards Overview


​​The Patient Safety Congress, as always, features key learnings for all patient safety experts. This year is no different, the main congress programme includes the latest information on human factors, support for commissioners in commissioning for safety, developing a safe staff culture and leadership and working effectively across care pathways. Hear the latest policy, thinking and practice from our prestigious speaker line up, including:

  • Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director, NHS
  • David Behan, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission
  • Doug Bonacum, Vice President of Quality, Safety & Resource Management, Kaiser Permeate
  • Suzette Woodward, Director, Sign up to Safety
  • Dr Maureen Baker, Chair, RCGP
  • Sir David Dalton, CEO, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • John Richards, Chief Officer, Southampton City CCG
  • Julie Storr, Member, WHO & Ebola HQ, Director, WHO African Partnership Programme
  • Prof Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive, NICE
  • Ken Catchpole, Director, Surgical Safety & Human Factors, Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles

Alongside our panel of 120 speakers sharing their learning on developments in safety, delegates will have exclusive access to original research and case studies. This best practice guide will be identified through our esteemed awards programme, helping you prove the case for investment in quality and safety.


Patient Safety Plus

The new addition of our Patient Safety Plus to this year’s programme provides a whole host of learning opportunities for you. Take part in interactive sessions produced specifically to help you create applicable solutions to what feel like insurmountable challenges. Workshops include:

  • Preparing for a CQC Inspection – these half-day, Chatham House Rule seminars are a unique opportunity to be frank and open about your challenges in preparing for inspections. Sessions will be led by those on the frontline who have improved their ratings, as well as constructively challenging them, so don’t miss out on this chance to gain new ideas and perspective ahead of your next inspection
  • Patient Safety Challenges – these collaborative sessions are designed to provide a learning environment where teams can work together. Unpick 3 of the biggest challenges, as identified by our delegates, facing the healthcare community, including:
    using clinical data to save lives and money reducing readmissions patient safety: not without safety preparing for seven day service provision

These two workshops will support you as you work with other like-minded professionals to devise workable solutions that you can take back and implement in your organisation.


Now in their 7th year, the Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Joining forces this year with the Patient Safety Congress, there is even more opportunity to showcase your practice standards, hear best practice from your peers and neighbouring trusts and collect your trophy in a room full of health professionals.

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Categories include

  • Cancer Care
  • Improving Safety and Quality in Primary Care
  • Managing Long Term Conditions
  • Trust of the Year

List of categories

Making the business case for patient safety

Poor care is about the most wasteful and expensive thing you can do.

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health

Twitter - @PtSafetyIntl

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