San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In association with nhsManagers.net, and sponsored by Salix and NHS Professionals, The Speaking Out Summit (SOS) seeks to stimulate, debate and achieve consensus on a way forward for people and health trusts on the subject of speaking up and whistleblowing. Not the technical guidance - that’s for people like NHS Employers - but the kind of practical everyday behaviours that are what make the difference.
Confirmed conference speakers include Sir Robert Naylor, boss of UCLH, who will tell us us how he handles the issue of whistleblowing; GP and comedian Phil Hammond, who was a whistle blower at the Bristol baby hospital; head of NHS Employers Dean Royles, and several other whistle-blowers keen to share their experiences, plus academics in organisational behaviour.
In this full day event there will also be workshop sessions from experts in whistleblowing law, conflict resolution, organisational / leadership dynamics and enquiry management.
The SOS aims to create and promote best practice guidance for anyone involved in whistleblowing and speaking out, in any capacity, as well as providing an intelligent and safe forum for discussion and debate.
The Summit is expected to be a high demand event so early booking is recommended. NO CANCELLATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER APRIL 8th 2014.
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All delegates will receive a free copy of Dr David Drew's soon-to-be-published book.
Agenda for the day:
09.00 Registration opens. Exhibition opens.
09.30 Summit Introduction - what are we trying to achieve today? Roy Lilley
09.45 Context & conditions – why are we where we are? Dr Phil Hammond
10.15 Why does whistleblowing still have to happen? Dean Royles, NHS Employers
10.45 What is a prevailing NHS Trust view of whistleblowing and whistleblowers? Sir Robert Naylor, UCLH.
11.15 BREAK & EXHIBITION
11.45 What lessons can whistleblowers provide about how Trusts can better encourage and facilitate speaking out? Gary Walker, whistle blower.
12.15 What are the legal imperatives for speaking out? Prof Christopher Newdick, University of Reading.
12.45 Q&A session panel
13.15 LUNCH & EXHIBITION
14.00 Workshop streams:
Stream 1 : How to galvanise support as a whistleblower – Dr Susan Shale (Ethics Consultant & Author) & Murray Anderson-Wallace (Independent Producer & Specialist Advisor in Healthcare Communications).
Stream 2 : Spotting difficulties and acting at an early stage in Health Trusts & other health organisations – Dr Jenny King, Edgecumbe Consultancy.
Stream 3 : How to set up systems and protocols to enable feedback from patients – Paul Hodgkin, Patient Opinion
Stream 4 : The New Zealand experience - how NZ re-shaped their healthcare model despite vigourous intimidation from within - Dr Stuart Gowland, Christchurch Director of Mobile Specialist Services.
14.45 Why should we invest in the role of the Medical Director and Chief Nurse? Dr David Drew, former paediatrician, whistle blower.
15.15 What should the role of the regulator be and how can it be advanced? James Titcombe, Morecambe Bay parent & now CQC advisor.
15.45 BREAK & EXHIBITION
16.00 What is best practice guidance for handling feedback and encouraging Speaking Out? Panel session chaired by Roy Lilley
16.45 Summary & close
Confirmed speakers include:
Roy Lilley (Editor of nhsmanagers.net & NHS commentator)
Dr Phil Hammond (GP, journalist & broadcaster)
Sir Robert Naylor (Chief Executive, University College London Hospitals)
Dean Royles (Chief Executive, NHS Employers)
Dr Suzanne Shale (Ethics Consultant & Author)
Dr Murray Anderson-Wallace (Independent Producer & Specialist Advisor in Healthcare Communications)
Dr David Drew (former paediatrician Walsall Manor Hospital. Whisteblower)
Gary Walker (former United Lincolnshire Hospitals Chief Executive. Whistleblower)
James Titcombe (National Advisor on Patient Safety, Culture & Quality - CQC)
Prof Christopher Newdick (Professor of Health Law at the University of Reading)
Dr Paul Hodgkin (Founder of Patient Opinion)
Dr Jenny King (Edgecumbe Group)
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