A national touchstone and must-attend event in the healthcare calendar
for those at the forefront of safety, quality and clinical excellence

1000+ attendees, 120+ speakers, 10 conference streams, 30 exhibitors, 40+ sessions


In its 15th year, the HSJ Patient Safety Congress is the largest annual event to unite patient safety leaders, front-line innovators, national policymakers and patient representatives from across the UK to learn and exchange ideas that will transform patient safety and standards of care.  

Patient safety is a field that never stands still. Practitioners across the patient pathway are dedicated to continuous improvement and improving the patient experience, ensuring equity of care for all and optimising outcomes. As a result of this Congress, changes have been made to medical textbooks and led to new research being commissioned. But more importantly, it is through this event that changes are made within teams and organisations that help save lives.



​​​​This year’s Congress will address both new and long-standing patient safety challenges, offering new insights, practical ideas and actionable solutions to help improve care in your organisation:

  • Building a restorative culture
  • Integrating human factors approach to improve safety
  • Focusing on patient safety in non-acute settings
  • Practical approaches to patient and family engagement
  • Safety and equality in women’s health *NEW*
  • Protecting and supporting our workforce
  • Improving governance and regulation to achieve consistent care
  • Encouraging clinician-led innovation *NEW*
  • Examining safety for vulnerable people
  • Recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient
  • Breaking the cycle of repeat errors to advance the safety agenda *NEW*
  • Responding to catastrophe in a healthcare setting *NEW*
  • Reversing the impact of normalised deviance on patient safety *NEW*
  • Eliminating unnecessary deaths in a post-pandemic NHS  *NEW*

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  • Actionable takeaways that result in positive patient outcomes: In 2021, 91% of the Congress attendees said they met their objective for attending and had specific ideas to take back to their organisation. All sessions are thoughtfully curated using the expertise of our Advisory Board to equip you with tangible solutions and outcomes to your safety challenges. 
  • Access inspirational patient safety experts: This is the only event in the calendar to hear from a broad range of 120+ expert speakers including national policy makers, local healthcare leaders, frontline innovators and patient advocates all on the same platform. 
  • Join the debate: We encourage our speakers and delegates to engage in challenging discussions. This is an opportunity to have your say, raise your concerns and ask questions to speakers you otherwise wouldn’t get to meet. 
  • Build your personalised learning programme: Choose from over 40 sessions to build your knowledge, hear about the latest safety developments, and get national updates across our 10 key themes.  Any sessions that you miss will be made available to access digitally on-demand after the event.
  • Discover new solutions: Through networking breaks and lunch, benefit from the opportunity to meet a range of partners who offer new and innovative solutions to help resolve your patient safety challenges. 
  • Join the Patient Safety community: Since inception we’ve hosted and supported the healthcare sector in its commitment to transforming safety. By attending, you are joining our community, with plenty of time to meet old peers and make new connections.
  • Gain CPD points: The event's CPD accreditation means you can earn up to 33 points through onsite and on-demand content.


Each year, the Congress brings together 1200+ of the biggest names in patient safety. Take a look at our audience breakdown from last year's event:

For more information on the job titles and responsibilities that attend the event, click here.



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