Quality Improvement and Patient Safety - Quality & Innovation - Achieving Excellence in Health Care

Category: Quality Improvement - Other

Date: June 21st 2019

Location: Taunton Conference Centre at Taunton RFC Commsplus Stadium Hyde Lane Taunton Somerset United Kingdom TA2 8BU

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Quality & Innovation - Achieving Excellence in Health Care

 Registration will close at midnight Tuesday 11th June 2019

The 2019 Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety Conference will be a joint venture with Health Education England South West ((HEE SW) and the West of England & South West Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs).

HEE SW has organised this free of charge conference to share learning and best practice from eminent quality improvement and patient safety experts. The best exemplars of QI and innovations in health care will be selected for either oral or poster presentations. Invitations are extended to all health care professionals to capture good examples of multi-professional team working.

Guest speakers Alan Ryan, Director of Transformation HEE will share his expertise on Technology Enhanced Learning. Tricia Woodhead, Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow and Improvement Advisor will share her expertise on how to become champions in QI in NHS.

Attendees will be invited to participate in workshops focusing on human factors, culture and safety, how to start a QI project and National Early Warning Signs (NEWS) and deteriorating patients. 


6 CPD  credits will be awarded following attendance and completion of feedback.



Attendees are ask to chose to of the following workshops, indicating preference one and two - (please specify when registering for the conference)


Workshop Presenter


Workshop Title

Paul McArdle

Consultant Surgeon & Assistant Medical Director for Safety and Quality at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Learning from Errors

Matt Hill

Consultant Anaesthetist at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and Regional Patient Safety Officer and Clinical Safety Culture Lead, South West AHSN

Quality Improvement and Culture

Kay Haughton

Director of Service Transformation at West of England AHSN

Making Large Scale Change Across A Healthcare System – Challenges and Successes

Anne Pullyblank

Consultant Colerectal Surgeon at Southmead Hospital, Bristol and Medical Director of the West of England AHSN

Jo Howarth

Director of Nursing and Quality Improvement Lead at Yeovil District Hospital

QI Methodology – Busting the Myths

Abstract Submission 

Thank you to everyone that submitted an abstract this year. We had an unprecedented interest in the conference and had around 120 abstracts submitted, reflecting on the excellent and high calibre work on quality improvement and patient safety. 

Shortlisted entrants have been invited to either give a short 7 minutes oral presentation or present work as a poster. Prizes will be awarded to the best and runner up oral and poster presentations.


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Registration Form

For more information on this event, or to book a place to attend please email Peninsula AD Admin with your completed registration form