Driving improvement in Patient Safety Conference 2014

On the 11-12 November, we held a national conference 'Driving Improvements in Patient Safety'. This was the first time that we've brought together teams from every NHS board in Scotland across all four safety programmes and was attended by 862 delegates. As well as attendees from across Scotland, we were also joined by representatives from England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Denmark, Norway, The Faroe Islands and the USA. It provided a unique opportunity to reflect on how far we've come on our safety journey in Scotland, as well as a forum for sharing ideas and learning on how we can do even better.

The importance of this work was brought home by the opening speaker Mrs Ella Brown, whose father fell during a hospital stay and died. The enormous impact on Ella and her family, the staff involved and the learning by the organisation, NHS Fife, was shared and set the scene for the two days with Ella's father central in people's thoughts throughout.

You can find the report, presentations, visual minutes created throughout the event and pictures from the two days below.

Highlights Report

Click below to find the report from the event that summarises the key messages that were shared by Professor Jason Leitch and Joanne Matthews in their joint plenary outlining the progress of the safety programme to date. It highlights just some of the excellent work that has been going on across NHSScotland and the value of a programme that engages all levels of the workforce in the NHS in Scotland.