If there's anything that the pandemic has highlighted, it's that the importance of prioritising patient safety as a core responsibility across the entire system, is evident now more than ever.

This year, the HSJ Patient Safety Congress returned to Manchester on 20-21 September and for the first time in the history of our conference, we joined forces with both the National Outreach Forum and the International Society for Rapid Response Systems who co-located their annual conferences with us.

Sessions at Congress and particularly the contribution of patient speakers has led to changes in medical textbooks and new research being commissioned. The programme was developed around our key principles of real solutions and challenging content - enabling delegates to take back ideas to achieve outstanding patient care and implement the core initiatives of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy.

Attending the Congress literally changed practice for delegates and we're delighted to once again provide that invaluable space for them to re-connect with the standards and aspirations to constantly improve patient safety and quality during this difficult time.

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