Government Knowledge will be hosting a timely and unique conference bringing together key stakeholders, policymakers and professionals from across the public, private and third sectors to discuss future strategies and policy for improving patient safety across the health and social care sectors.

in the 12 months leading up to September 2011, the National Patient Safety Agency recorded over 1.3 million patient safety incidents in England and Wales. It is estimated that the cost of patient safety incidents is over £2bn a year, with a further £1bn being spent on healthcare associated infections (HCAI).

An expert panel of speakers including Dr Natasha Robinson, President, Patient Safety Section, Royal College of Medicine; Dr Mangesh Marudkar, Associate Medical Director, Leicester Partnership NHS Trust; Greg Markham CEng FIHEEM MIET, Incoming President, Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management and Professor Anthony Kessel, Executive Lead on HCAI, Health Protection Agency will be discussing the following topics:
  • Making the most of statistical data on patient safety incidences to ensure a reduction over time in reoccurring issues
  • Fighting infections with technology - Using the best equipment to manage wards and hospitals
  • The Central Alerting System - Providing a rapid response to patient safety incidents
  • The benefits of robotic dispensing systems to reduce prescription errors
  • Real time clinical portals to share the most up to date information on patient safety
  • Barcoded patient wristbands to reduce human error
This conference is free to attend, however delegates must register prior to the event either by phone on 0845 647 7000, via mail at or through the website

The day will include ample time for networking with fellow delegates and speakers, and refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Conference Title: Reducing HCAIs and Improving Patient Safety
Date: Thursday 22nd November 2012
Morning Registration and Coffee: 08:30
Conference Starts: 09:00
Conference Ends: 17:00
Venue: CBI Conference Centre London
Cost: This conference is free to attend for all delegates