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Safety Leaders Exchange

Leading on safety in a system under pressure   

16 September 2024 | Manchester Central

DAY ONE

8:30

Registration

9:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

9:10

HSJ Patient Safety Congress plenary sessions

10:30

Morning coffee break & refreshments

 

Leadership stream: Safety Leaders Exchange

11:15

Panel discussion:

The role of medical and nursing directors in a time of severe operational and financial pressure

  • Discussing proactive leadership culture and strategies towards managing financial and operational decisions that align most closely with safety and quality of care
  • Exploring the challenges in board accountability and the need for a collaborative and risk sharing approach towards promoting safety and the QI agenda
  • Assessing the importance of clinical and NED perspectives at the board level to elevate the impact of decision-making on patient safety
  • Taking a step back and analysing reactive priorities and moving to more sustainable, long-term planning that gets ahead of the elective backlog and UEC curve

Panellists:

Sarah Stanley, Chief Nursing Director, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ICB

David Levy, Chief Medical Director, Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB

11:45

Panel discussion:

Ensuring clinical quality and safety is given appropriate weight in the development of integrated care services

  • Guidance from the top two years in: Moving from the establishment of ICSs to assessing the performance and value they bring to long-term patient safety
  • Maximising the impact of clinical leadership: Defining and clarifying clinical roles and how they integrated into the wider system to minimise inconsistencies between and within systems
  • Discussing improved quality management systems and system transformation to aid safety leaders through day-to-day pressures 
  • Assurance and a clear mandate on how to optimise the tripod of operational performance, quality of care and financial savings – how can Trusts get the most immediate value out of ICS guidance?

Panellists:

Rob Webster, Chief Executive, West Yorkshire ICB

Nilesh Sanganee, Chief Medical Officer, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICB

12:15

Panel discussion:

Future-ready healthcare: Transformative workforce strategies for safety, innovation, and well-being

  • Developing comprehensive planning strategies that improve staff levels and skillsets which contribute a more resilient and competent workforce
  • Increasing stakeholder engagement leading to innovative solution implementation that enhance safety protocols and response capabilities
  • Implementing comprehensive well-being initiatives to prevent burnout, promote mental and physical health, all in the midst of long-term workforce structure transparency
  • Practical solutions to empower staff with novel technologies to positively influence clinical outcomes through reduced volume of work and foresight, ensuring safe and timely care
  • Improved communication lines and morale: Fostering a culture of excellence through mutual understanding of what good should look like between senior managers and frontline staff

Panellists:

Sue Tranka, Chief Nursing Officer, Welsh Government

Oliver Soriano, Chief Nursing Officer, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

12:45

Networking Lunch

2:00

Afternoon keynote – To be confirmed

2:20

Panel discussion:

The role of clinical data in improving outcomes and safety

  • Discussing data sharing solutions that improve patient care coordination to bring effective clinical discussions and anticipated patient influx
  • Highlighting integrative and near real-time technologies that can optimize patient flow/capacity, which acknowledge variations based on population needs
  • Streamlining the transition of novel incident reporting  (PSIRF) to improve efficiency of response and understand the contributing factors to patient safety incidents
  • From rear view mirror to proactive integration: How can you ensure you’re asking the right questions on patient safety to prevent incidents before they occur?

Panellists:

Joanne Medhurst, Chief Medical Officer, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB

Prof Steven Hams, Chief Nursing Officer, North Bristol NHS Trust

Chris Streather, Regional Medical Director & CCIO, NHS England

2:50

Interactive Discussion Groups:

Join these intimate and focused small-group discussions to share experiences with senior colleagues and get your pressing questions answered. Bringing together 8-12 participants, ensure you sign up early to secure your place at your preferred table.

Practical strategies to balance system/organisational targets with elective recovery and emergency care

Leadership empowerment: What does it mean to be a patient safety leader and how can you inspire your teams?

Optimizing workforce capacity, capability and agility at a trust and system level

Strengthening continuous improvement in your patient safety culture

Roles and voices: Integrating the clinical view at board level and decision-making

Innovative solutions towards managing patient flow efficiency

Discussing risk sharing and accountability while breaking down organisational boundaries

Improving better data sharing practices to facilitate optimal patient care

3:50

Afternoon break & refreshments

4:20

HSJ Patient Safety Congress – James Reason Lecture

5:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks