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Wessex Safety, Quality & Improvement Conference 2018

Culture: How it impacts on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

9 October 2018, Novotel Southampton


Health Education England (Wessex) and the Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative jointly hosted the 3rd Wessex Safety, Quality and Improvement Conference on 9 October 2018.

The theme for the event was Culture: How this Impacts on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement and was designed to showcase and celebrate patient safety and quality improvement excellence in Wessex alongside generating debate on the challenges facing many of us working in healthcare today. 

Over 200 delegates enjoyed a varied day, including a mix of national and regional plenary speakers, workshop sessions, and a poster display and competition. The day generated a lot of interest on Twitter with the event's dedicated #CSIPWessex18 reaching  over 2 million Twitter impressions and over one thousand tweets!

Conference Programme

Please click here for a pdf version of the programme. Links to presentations and other webpages can be found below:

09.15 - Welcome to the day; Dr Fleur Kitsell, Associate Director of Workforce Transformation, HEE Wessex - Morning conference Chair

09.25 - Opening Keynote; Roy Lilley, The Academy of Fabulous Stuff

10.00 - Keynote Panel: Improvement and safety in action

Each panel member introduced themselves with a 3 minute presentation, using one slide if they wished

  • Roy Lilley
  • Dr Susan Hayward, Wessex Anaesthetics Trainee, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS FT
  • Marie Lindsay-Sutherland, Lead Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Poole NHS FT
  • Pauline Brown, Dean and Director of Education and Quality, HEE South
  • Matt Inada-Kim, Consultant Acute Physician and Sepsis Lead, Hampshire Hospitals NHS FT
  • Professor Jane Reid, Clinical Lead, Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative


11.00 - Refreshments, Networking and Poster Review

11.30 - Workshops; Please click here for more information on speakers and slides

13.00 - Lunch

13.45 - Welcome back; Professor Jane Reid, Clinical Lead, Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative - Afternoon conference Chair

13.50 - Keynote: Why Civility Matters in a Complex World; Dr Chris Turner, Emergency Medicine Consultant, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire/Civility Saves Lives

14.15 - Keynote: Cultural Learning from an Operational Theatre; Miss Tania Cubison Lt Col RAMC, Consultant Burns and Reconstructive Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital

14.35 - ScaleUp4Safety: The Wessex Story; Tracy Broom, Associate Director, Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative, Dr Sara Blakeley, Consultant in Critical Care and Nicola Sayer, Resuscitation Manager, both Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

15.05 - Conference Poster Award; Please click here for more information on our poster display and award

15.15 - Closing Keynote: Effective Crisis Leadership - The Importance of Strong Foundations, Cara Charles-Barks, Chief Executive, Salsibury NHS FT

15.55 - Conference closing thoughts; Professor Jane Reid, Clinical Lead, Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative

Plenary Speakers and Conference Team

Delegates heard from a number of national and regional plenary speakers throughout the day. A summary of biographies of these plenary speakers, as well as the conference senior sponsors and delivery team, can be found here.

Conference Posters

A link to all posters, including our prize winners and highly commended entries, can be found here.

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