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Join Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to explore how engaging patients can enhance safety in healthcare.

This September, join the global patient safety community for the annual World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), organised by the World Health Organisation. This year’s theme is ‘Engaging patients for patient safety’, in recognition of the crucial role patients, families and caregivers play in the safety of healthcare.

On 14 September at 11-1 pm BST, the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) are excited to host a virtual event to celebrate and elevate patient and family voices for patient safety.

Featuring expert patient advocates, researchers and healthcare professionals, we will discuss how patients and families can be engaged at all stages of care. Ways to reduce inequalities and empower underserved communities, both nationally and globally, will be explored.

We hope to facilitate impactful and insightful conversations about how key stakeholders can work together to empower patients with becoming advocates for their own safety to improve outcomes.

This event has been co-designed with valuable input from patient representatives from the NIHR North West London Patient Safety Research Collaboration’s Research Partners Group and the ICHT’s Patient Safety Partners, acknowledging the value of the patient perspective.

What to expect:

  • Keynote speeches including from Professor the Lord Ara Darzi, Co-Director of the IGHI, Henrietta Hughes, Patient Safety Commisioner for England, and Rosie Bartel, patient advocate and educator
  • Panel session on how clinicians, patients and carers can work together to support patients and their families to feel safe and engage with their care.

The full programme, including the list of speakers, will be made available soon.

The virtual event will take place on Microsoft Teams, offering opportunities for attendee interaction through Q&A sessions and discussions.

Registration: This is a free and public event, and we encourage attendees from across the world. A joining link will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event.

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