With safety in mind: Improving safety in mental health services


Friday 13 June 2014


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Patient Safety Section


5 CPD points

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about this event

This meeting aims to raise awareness and highlight the key issues relating to patient safety in mental health from different perspectives around the UK as well as from the private and third sectors, the service user and a legal up-date on mental health law. To provide a forum for learning, information exchange and debate.

At the end of the meeting delegates will:
1. Have an understanding of how the patient safety agenda is linked to the overall quality agenda of any healthcare organisation.
2. Be able to develop ideas for how to take the patient safety agenda in mental health forward.
3. Have a balanced view of differing challenges and approaches to patient safety in mental health in different countries (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

***We are most grateful to Datix Ltd for supporting this conference.***

Please note that the Corporate member (Ex-ALARM) rate for this meeting is only available to Ex-ALARM members. The Event Co-ordinator will check the eligibility of your booking and will be in contact if you have incorrectly applied for this rate. You will be asked to re-book under the relevant fee. Our Membership Department can assist you if you want to check your eligibility for this rate 020 7290 2991.


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 am

Chair's welcome and opening remarks

Ms Moira Durbridge, President, Patient Safety Section, RSM

10.05 am

Scottish Patient Safety Programme - Mental Health (SPSP-MH)
- the story so far

Professor Arturo Langa, Consultant Psychiatrist and Lead Clinical Governance/Quality MH Service, NHS Lanarkshire and
Mr Johnathan MacLennan, Improvement Advisor, Health Improvement Scotland (HIS)

10.45 am

Establishing an improvement collaborative for safety in mental health services in Northern Ireland

Dr GG Lavery, Clinical Director, HSC Safety Forum

11.15 am

Tea and coffee break

11.35 am

Delivering safer mental health care in England

Dr Helen Smith, Clinical Lead, NHS South Improving Safety in Mental Health Collaborative

12.05 pm

The Welsh approach to patient safety in mental health services -
key challenges

Mr Phil Chick, Mental Health Development Lead for Wales

12.35 pm

Panel discussion

1.05 pm


2.00 pm

Ignore service user involvement at your peril -
why service user involvement is a patient safety issue

Mr David Crepaz-Keay, Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion, The Mental Health Foundation

2.30 pm

Legal update on mental health law

Ms Kiran Bhogal, Partner, Weightmans

3.00 pm

The Priory Group: Quality and safety at the heart of our business

Ms Sian Wicks, Director of Corporate Assurance, Chief Nursing Officer,
The Priory Group

3.30 pm

Creating a service user involvement strategy

Mr Paul Cowans, Director of Clinical Services, Secure Priory Group

4.00 pm

Panel discussion

4.30 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

4.35 pm

Close of meeting

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Saara NaumanenTel: 02072903940 Fax: 02072902989 Email: patient@rsm.ac.uk arrow