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


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

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

We strongly recommend that you check the accommodation covid-19 cancellation policy prior to booking and choose a rate that works for you. Please be aware, if government restrictions did not permit the event to take place as planned, Patient Safety Congress would not be liable to refund any accommodation costs.

Why Attend?

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

  • Real solutions:  In 2021, 91% of the attendees said they met their objective for attending and had specific ideas to take back to their organisation. Sessions will share practical ideas and best practice which you can adopt into your own work 
  • High profile speakers: Be part of a timely opportunity to hear from national policy makers, senior healthcare leaders, frontline innovators and patient advocates 
  • 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 
  • Challenging content and influential conversations: We challenge our speakers and attendees to be open and honest and tackle difficult conversations to ensure real progress is achieved 
  • Your contribution matters: This isn’t a one-way transfer of information - the most worthwhile discussions stem from questions and debate. Get a chance to input into the national programme and raise your concerns with policy makers to ensure patient safety priorities align 
  • 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
  • Training: HSJ events are geared toward giving you maximum opportunity for learning and interacting with the content on offer. The event provides you with a training opportunity and the CPDSO accreditation means you can earn up to 38 points (12 CPD points from onsite sessions with opportunity to gain an extra 26 CPD points via on-demand access)