The Patient Safety Poster Competition 2021 recognises safety and quality improvement initiatives from the UK and around the world and provides an important platform for patient safety advocates to share and exchange safety and quality breakthroughs with peers and healthcare stakeholders.
If you or your team have had success with an evidence-based, innovative, quality or safety initiative, we want to hear from you! To enter, please complete the entry form and attach your poster in A4 portrait PDF format no larger than 1MB.
Posters Recognised for Virtual Display will be showcased via the event app to over 1,000 patient safety experts and practitioners at the Patient Safety Congress 2021. Each category will have one winner and participants at the event will vote for the overall poster competition winner, which will be announced live at the event.
To enter the Poster Competition, please complete the entry form with your details and attach your poster in A4 portrait PDF format no larger than 1mg.
No, unfortunately you can only enter a poster into one category. You can, however, enter different posters into different categories.
The deadline for the poster competition is Friday 25 June 2021. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any posters after this date.
If you have submitted your poster but would like to update it before the deadline, please email email@example.com and attach your updated poster.
If you submitted an entry in 2020, you have two options. You can re-submit your poster from last year, or you can withdraw your submission if you wish to update your poster and re-enter. If you submitted an entry last year, you will have received an email from our team to confirm how you would like to proceed. If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, your poster must follow 5 compulsory criteria, any posters that do not follow these criteria will not Recognised for Virtual Display:
Yes, you can download the template here
No, we can only virtually display posters in the app that follow the compulsory criteria outlined previously. If you are having issues, please contact email@example.com
No, there will not be a physical poster display at the event. All posters will be displayed virtually in the app. Each of the ten category winners’ posters will be printed by HSJ and displayed in the category winner section of the Patient Safety Congress Exhibition.
Due to space restrictions and to ensure that attendees have plenty of available floor space to move around the exhibition, HSJ has taken the decision to have posters displayed only in the app for the September 2021 event.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to assist you.
There are two stages of judging, the first will identify those posters meeting the entry criteria and who are Recognised for Virtual Display. Second stage is taking place from 26 July to 2 August as part of the Patient Safety Awards judging when the ten category winners will be chosen. The overall winner of the poster competition will be chosen from the ten category winners by attendees at the live event.
In every category, judges are looking for well-presented posters that describe clear, well-evidenced projects with the ultimate goal of delivering tangible improvements in patient safety. Please view the category list for more information regarding each individual category.
Our judges have been selected from the Patient Safety Awards Judging Panel.
Stage 1 of judging to choose posters successful to be Recognised for Virtual Display will be completed by 23 July and all entries will be notified week commencing 26 July. Stage 2 of judging to identify the ten category winners is taking place from 26 July – 2 August. Category winners will be announced and informed prior to the event by 13 August.
An email will be sent out to the lead contact person no later than week commencing 26 July to inform you that your project has been successfully Recognised for Virtual Display and will also provide the next steps.
An email will be sent out to the lead contact person no later than week commencing 26 July to inform you that your poster has been unsuccessful and therefore we will not be displaying the poster at the event.
No, in view of the number of entries we receive, we will be unable to provide feedback as to why your poster was unsuccessful.
We will be announcing the ten category winners via email and they will be listed on our website. The lead contact from each category will also receive an email by 13 August providing next steps.
No, we will only notify the category winners, if you have not received an email from HSJ by 13 August your entry did not win the category but is still Recognised for Virtual Display.
During the Patient Safety Congress live event, taking place on 20-21 September 2021, the audience will vote from the ten category winners, via the app to choose the Overall Patient Safety Poster Competition Winner.
Yes. If you haven’t already booked your ticket, you, your colleagues and anyone else in your organisation are eligible to book at a reduced rate of £299 + VAT for the two-day Congress. This rate is only available until the 27 August. To take advantage of this discount please contact email@example.com. Please note that this price cannot be used retrospectively.
Yes, you’ll need to claim this discount by 27 August, after which, the price will return to the standard booking rate (£449+ VAT).
Anyone from the organisation that entered the poster competition and has had their entry Recognised for Virtual Display.
Unfortunately not, the content of the posters would only be available to those attending the event either onsite (20-21 September) or on-demand after 27 September. If you have submitted a poster and you are not based in the UK, you have the option to purchase an on-demand ticket here which will give you access to the posters via the event app.
All posters that have been Recognised for Virtual Display will be displayed in the event app only which is accessible to all attendees at the live event and available to virtual attendees from 27 September. The ten category winner posters will be printed and displayed in the Patient Safety Congress Exhibition.
Due to space restrictions and to ensure that attendees have plenty of available floor space to move around the exhibition, HSJ has taken the decision to have posters displayed only in the event app for the September 2021 event.
If you are the lead contact of the poster then you can take your poster with you after 3pm on 21 September. Please ensure you have something to transport it as the event team will not be able to supply anything to you.
If you booked to attend the congress you can still access the app content and posters via a desktop computer/laptop and log-in details will be provided nearer the time.
Those booking virtual tickets for the congress to access the on-demand content will be provided log-in details to the app/virtual platform by 27 September. The posters will be available to view then.
There will be ten category winners, 1 for each category selected prior to the event. During the Congress, the audience will vote for the Overall Patient Safety Poster Competition Winner.
An email will be sent by the 13 August to announce the category winners.
The winner will be announced during the Congress. Timings will be confirmed closer to the event.
If the FAQs have not answered your questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to help.