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Innovations In Patient Safety Summit
Wed 22 March 2017, 09:00 – 16:00 GMT
The Innovation in Patient Safety Conference will explore the latest improvements in NHS care and reveal how new methods and technology can be used to safeguard patient safety. Delegates will also learn how legal and insurance groups can contribute to the debate on reducing the NHS compensation bill.
The NHS paid out £1.1 billion in clinical negligence compensation in 2014/15, money which could have funded over eight million MRI scans. This figure is set to grown year on year. In response to this “compensation inflation” the Royal College of Surgeons issued new guidance to members in October 2016, stating that patients should be more involved in any decision making process. It is hoped this move toward patient-centred care, where individuals are told the benefits and risks of various treatment options, will result in better outcomes and increased safety. At the same time, innovative new health technologies are being used to better monitor patient responses to treatment and reduce human error.
“The increases we are seeing in clinical negligence claims inflation, mean compensation awards will become unaffordable.” - Dr Michael Devlin, Medical Defence Union
The Innovations in Patient Safety Conference boasts many outstanding speakers from across the healthcare sector. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant, high-quality presentations. Delegates will benefit from the full day event, taking part in discussions surrounding:
- The potential impact of the NHS reforms on patient safety.
- Understanding the scope of the new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) and how it will improve overall patient safety.
- How lessons can be learned from high profile failures in patient safety.
- Four years after publication, understand the impact of the Francis and Berwick reports and identify what further improvements are needed.
- Identify the advances in medical technology which could vastly improve standards in patient safety.