People talking at a patient safety event

About this event

This joint symposium, hosted by the three NIHR-funded Patient Safety Translational Research Centres (PSTRCs) in Greater Manchester, Yorkshire & Humber, and Imperial College London, will explore developments in patient safety research now and in future. The event will be held on 16th June 2022 and will focus on three themes: Insight, Involvement and Improvement.

Symposium themes

  • Our 'Insight' theme will explore new approaches from the PSTRCs which will inform future research and address patient safety priorities.
  • In our 'Improvement' theme, we will share novel solutions and developments that transform the delivery of safer care.
  • 'Involvement' will discuss examples of successfully involving diverse groups of patients/public and health and care stakeholders in patient safety research.


The symposium will be chaired by Professor Rhona Flin, Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen and Professor of Industrial Psychology at Robert Gordon University.

A keynote introduction will be provided by Dr Aidan Fowler, National Director of Patient Safety in England and a Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

Each theme will then feature speakers across all three PSTRCs, as well as a panel discussion featuring the centre as well as session leads.

Who is the symposium for?

Researchers specialising in patient safety, as well as health and social care staff and leaders,  will find this symposium useful. We'll be sharing learning on patient safety priorities for the future, which will be based around the NHS England/Improvement Patient Safety Strategy.

How to register:

Registration details will be provided soon on Eventbrite.

Prior registrations will not be carried forward, so you will need to register again if you wish to attend.

Please note: This is an invitation-only event and if eligible to attend, you will have been sent a password allowing you to register.

Event information:

We are working towards an in-person event, with contingency plans in place if they are required. The event will still take place in Leeds City Centre, and the venue will be confirmed in due course. Timings will be from approximately 10 am until 5 pm and lunch will be provided.

As the intention is for this event to be in-person, there will be COVID-19 measures in place and we will require one of the following on entry:

  • Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to the event)


  • Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken prior to arrival at the venue


  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the festival (including 10 days self-isolation following the result)

You can find information on how to show this information on the NHS website.

Please note that government guidance may change and we encourage you to check this page regularly. Communications will be sent out upon any changes also.