One of our colleagues is to be a guest speaker at a national patient safety conference which takes place in June.
Sarah Denton, a Clinical Co-ordinator with Thanet Long Term Services, is to speak at the Government Events’ upcoming Patient Safety 2021: Driving Improvement in Systems and Culture Across the NHS, taking place online on 29 June.
Sarah will talk about a quality improvement (QI) project she ran at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust – which looked at upskilling colleagues, boosting staff morale and making sure everyone felt valued.
Staff sickness rates were reduced by 76 per cent –with colleagues much happier as a result of the changes. Several colleagues were also successful in applications for new roles at higher bands, thanks to investment in their education and skills.
The knock-on effect was that patient care was improved, along with patient safety, with an increase in incidents being reported. With a culture of transparency the likelihood of a serious incident was dramatically reduced.
Other speakers are to include:
- John Mead, Technical Claims Director, NHS Resolution
- Professor Graham Martin, Director of Research, THIS Institute, University of Cambridge
Read more about Sarah’s QI project here on our dedicated QI website.
Find out more about the conference here