The Patient Safety Congress is the UK’s essential forum for everyone involved in improving patient safety. Our focus is on ensuring that attendees leave with practical ideas and inspiration to take back to their organisation.

The Congress brings together 1000+ attendees with the shared goal of transforming patient safety. Join us to be part of influential conversations, discuss challenging content and hear from patient advocates on an equal platform.

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The Venue

The HSJ Patient Safety Congress will be held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX


Please be aware that the city is very busy when Patient Safety Congress & Awards is taking place, therefore we advise people to book as early as possible if accommodation is required.  

To help you plan your visit we have outlined a few different options as the congress does not offer any preferential rates.

There are two Premier Inns within 5-minute walking distance of the venue:

There are several Travelodge hotels in Manchester, please refer to their website for more information.

If you prefer to use a search engine to book your room, and offer a price match promise. When searching use Manchester Central, or Manchester Central Convention Centre to view hotels close to the venue.  Full address details can also be found here.

Visit Manchester offers a search facility based on star rating and accommodation type, the website can be viewed here.

If you are happy to book a room in a house, or prefer a private apartment/house, Airbnb is an economical option

Why Attend?

The Patient Safety Congress attracts over 1000 attendees every year. People prioritise their attendance because they know we will deliver:

  • Real solutions that you can adopt in your own work: in 2019, 94% of attendees went away with specific ideas to take back to their organisation
  • Influential conversations: you can be part of discussions with those responsible for driving the new national strategy on patient safety, as launched at the congress by the national director for patient safety
  • Challenging content: we challenge our speakers and attendees to think outside of the accepted groupthink and share evidenced, applicable innovations to improve safety
  • Patient speakers on an equal platform: patients and relatives sit at the heart of what we do, and we ensure that they are meaningfully involved across the whole programme
  • Inspiration from other safety critical industries: to really move outside of groupthink and move forward, we recognise the importance of looking outside the UK healthcare sector, bringing in international experts from other sectors and healthcare systems

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