Patient Safety Day event and you are invited - 27th April

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust (UHMBT) is holding its first Patient Safety Day event on Wednesday 27 April. The event will be held virtually and will be an opportunity to come together and hear from a range of external speakers to share experience, learning and insight relating to patient safety improvement.

Talks and sessions will include hearing from national experts in areas such as human factors, psychological safety, improving safety for invasive procedures and learning from excellence. 

We will start the day listening to and talking with Dr Kate Allatt, a TEDX speaker and former NHS patient with ‘Locked in Syndrome’. Kate has previously presented on NHS Leadership Programmes and will share some of her remarkable and gripping experience with us all and how we can all learn from it for the safety of others.

We wanted to take this opportunity ahead of the day to introduce our guest speakers and share a little information about them and their areas of interest.

You can join in at any time on the day by using this MS Teams link

A full programme of the day will be shared soon. But in the meantime, please read more here.

  • Suzy Broadbent 

Suzy Broadbent is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors with twenty years’ experience across defence, rail and healthcare domains. Suzy started her human factors career at Atkins working on CIRAS, the confidential reporting system for the railways, before transferring to the Station Management Team in London. From there she moved to BAE Systems Air in Lancashire where she became Human Factors lead on upgrade programmes for the Tornado and Eurofighter Typhoon and on interoperability for F35.

In 2021 Suzy moved into the Healthcare sector and is now a National Investigator with the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch, who improve patient safety through effective and independent investigations that don’t apportion blame or liability.

Suzy is a keen communicator in the field of Human Factors and has featured on numerous webinars, international panels and podcasts, alongside being interviewed for tv, press and engineering publications and lecturing senior ministers, military personnel and indeed anyone who will listen on the importance on Human Factors. 

  • Dr Annie Hunningher

Annie is a Consultant in Anaesthesia at  Barts Health NHS Trust and has a long-standing interest in surgical and invasive safety. She sits on the Royal College of Anaesthetists steering group as the clinical lead for NatSSIPs2 (National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures) following her work at Barts Health where she has developed safety through standards, checklists, MDT team training, conferences and local networks. Annie was a UCLP (University College London Partnership) improvement fellow in 2017 and ran a UCLP network for safety. Annie is a regional lead for SALG (Safety anaesthesia liaison group) with the RCOA. Annie has recently graduated as an IHI improvement coach in 2022 and has developed Barts Health safety objectives. @AnnieHunn

  • Professor Suzette Woodward

Suzette started out as a paediatric intensive care nurse and progressed through her career to being one of the leading experts in patient safety both nationally and internationally.  

Suzette is an authority on a breadth of patient safety concepts and theories; safety II, incivility, psychological safety and a just culture.  She is now freelance after having worked in the NHS for 40 years and specialised in patient safety for over two decades.  Former roles include Executive Board member for the National Patient Safety Agency and NHS Resolution, National Clinical Director for the Sign up to Safety Campaign and Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).  

She has always strived to consider patient safety from every angle, what it means for patients, their families and loved ones as well as the staff who care for them.  Suzette has a Masters in Clinical Risk and a Doctorate in Patient safety is a Visiting Professor for the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College University London and has an Honorary Doctor of the University of West London. 

She is the author of a blog, numerous articles and two books; Rethinking Patient Safety and Implementing Patient Safety.

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