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Patient Safety Day 14 September 2023

20 July 2023

Our UHMBT Patient Safety Day will take place on Thursday 14 September from 9am to 4.30pm on Microsoft Teams.  

 All colleagues are welcome to join the day and hear from a wonderful range of patient safety experts on a variety of topics. This year’s theme is #highreliability.  

Colleagues can find an agenda for the event and how to join here.

The Patient Safety Day will be an opportunity for all colleagues to get together and hear a range of external patient safety experts sharing their experience, learning and insight. We had fantastic feedback from our last event in February 2023. 

The daytime event is being held on Microsoft Teams so that all colleagues can have an opportunity to join in and benefit from the knowledge and experience that will be shared.       

This is a very exciting event, so please show our teams your support and join in where you can.      

We will launch our Patient Safety Awards as part of our Patient Safety Day. More information, categories and how to nominate will be shared through our Trust communications.     

For more information, please email the Corporate Communications team.

Dr Dawn Benson.pngDawn is a sociologist who specialises in safety investigation within health, social care, and education. She spent almost 20 years as an academic researching and teaching at the universities of Northumbria, Aberdeen, and Oxford. Her work in Human Factors and patient safety was born from personal experience when her first child was birth injured. She is particularly interested in how we improve services by engaging patient/service user perspective.

Dawn is the CEO and Founder of Systems Safety Limited where she undertakes consultancy and is currently growing her portfolio in mental health and learning disability research and investigation. Dawn also works as a Programme Manager for the Clinical Human Factors Group. She takes an inclusive approach to her work and is passionate about foregrounding the perspectives and experiences of people who are often unheard.

Dr Henrietta Hughes.pngDr Henrietta Hughes OBE is the first Patient Safety Commissioner for England. Henrietta was previously the NHS national guardian, she provided leadership and support to Freedom to Speak Up Guardians across England in the NHS, Independent sector organisations, and other parts of the healthcare sector, with a view to making speaking up, business as usual.

Previously a medical director at NHS England, Dr Hughes continues her clinical role one day a week as a GP in central London. She was made a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2019 and honoured with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2020.

Alison Leary.pngProf. Leary primarily undertakes research but also teaches on a range of postgraduate programmes and supervises postgraduate research students at LSBU. Her interests are in the complexity of healthcare, safety, math models and data science.

After spending ten years in science Prof. Leary undertook an RN diploma at The Nightingale School at St Thomas Hospital (now Kings College London). She attained a Masters in Biomedical Science (Haematology) Prof. Leary obtained a PhD in Clinical Medicine from the University of London (Royal Free & University College School of Medicine).

Prof. Leary writes regularly for the general, trade and academic press. In 2015 she was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and in 2016 a Fellow of the Queen Nursing Institute and a Winston Churchill Fellow for which she examined high reliability organisations looking at safety. She was awarded an MBE for her services to safety and emergency workforce modelling in English League Football in 2019.

In recent years she has undertaken various projects around the modelling of complex systems in both the public and private sector and has a particular interest in the work of specialist practice and its value. She undertakes research & consultancy in this area-she also provides a service as an expert witness.

Professor Robert Galloway.jpegProfessor Robert Galloway MOStJ, MBBS, BSc, MFAEM, MRCP, FRCEM, PGcMedED, MAcMedED, Emergency Medicine Consultant, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust & Honorary Clinical Professor, Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).

Rob is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and dual trained in Intensive Care Medicine. His medical interests are in improving patient outcomes through changing ‘systems of care’ from the use of human factors and new cognitive decision-making approaches to new approaches in patient pathways and staff welfare. His impact on changing NHS practices saw him awarded the HSJ’s Top Ten Wild Card Influencers in 2021.

Education is his passion; leading undergraduate Emergency Medicine at BSMS. He has also written and delivered courses on critical appraisal as well as patient safety. He has written numerous academic publications and two textbooks.

He is a medical advisor and lead Crowd Doctor for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and is the Medical Director of the Brighton Marathon. He works in the media writing about medical issues and wrote a book, under a pseudonym, Dr Nick Edwards, about working in A&E which has sold over 400,000 copies “In stitches the highs and lows of life as an A&E Doctor.” He used to have a social life, hobbies and a personality. But he is now happily engaged with three older kids and a baby, so is more likely to be found changing nappies and being a taxi service!