Date: 28 May 2024
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Location: MS Teams

SPSP Essentials of Safe Care Webinar Series: Leading a culture of safety

We are pleased to announce our latest SPSP Essentials of Safe Care webinar on 28 May 2024. This virtual session will focus on leadership, staff wellbeing and person-centred systems and behaviours that support the delivery of safe care.

The Essentials of Safe Care are underpinned by our SPSP national learning system to rapidly capture and share learning supporting spread at pace and scale. The SPSP Essentials of Safe Care webinar series is designed to promote learning around the four drivers (Person centred care, safe communications, leadership & culture and safe clinical and care processes) that are considered to be essential to the delivery of safe care and provides support to make improvements in safety.

Aims of the session:

  • Reflect on the role of leadership in supporting culture, seen through the eyes of newly qualified health care professionals.
  • Learn how NHS Dumfries and Galloway applied the SPSP Essentials of Safe Care in delivering person centred care within their maternity setting.
  • Network with health and social care colleagues to share learning and experiences.


  • The Essentials of Safe Care: A practical example in a maternity setting. Laura Boyce, Director of Midwifery, NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Spotlight Session:

  • Follow Your Compassion. Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership & Organisational Development, and Dharaa Patel, Development Consultant, The King’s Fund.

This session will share some of the everyday lived experiences, thoughts and feelings of newly qualified, registered nurses and midwives considering the implications for safe care and workforce policy and practice.

The work helps to highlight key themes within the Essentials of Safe Care; compassionate leadership and the need for psychological safety. All integral in helping to create a culture of safety.

How to register

This event is being organised as a webinar on MS Teams. Please click on the link below to register your attendance.

Registration link

Follow Your Compassion is an ethnographic record of the working lives of twenty two newly qualified and registered nurses and midwives in the UK in 2023, curated by The King's Fund and Foundation. In the context of a health and care workforce crisis, with unprecedented numbers of nurses and midwives leaving their professions, this project aimed to bring the reality of this crisis to life by documenting the everyday lived experiences of its participants. The journal submissions can be explored on the project website (midwives here and nurses here) and also feature in two project zines .