WHO safety checklist


Monday 21 January 2019


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Anaesthesia Section , Lifebox


6 CPD Points

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about this event

Welcome to the 10 year anniversary of the WHO Safer Surgery Checklist in the NHS!

This meeting features the history of the checklist, compares and contrasts successes (and  failures) around the world, the role of checklists in patient safety education and training, and looks at checklist challenges in a range of clinical settings around the world. 

The meeting will conclude with a keynote presentation by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, considering checklists of the future.


Topics include: 

  • Review the development of the WHO safe surgery checklist  
  • Learn from success in LMICs in introducing Checklists 
  • Understand the role of checklists in education and training for patient safety 
  • Identify successes and challenges in the use of checklists 
  • The role of nurses in patient safety checklists


Key speakers:

  • Mr Krishna Moorthy, Imperial College Healthcare and Imperial College 
  • Dr Chris Carey, Royal College Of Anaesthetists 
  • Professor Andrew Smith, University of Lancaster 
  • Dr Tim Meek, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland 
  • Professor Julian Bion, University of Birmingham 
  • Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Imperial College Healthcare 
  • SurgCapt Steve Bree, Royal Navy



RSM member: £36 - £102

Non member: £60 - £170


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Lifebox global perspectives session

Dr Nobhojit Roy, CARE India and Ms Kris Torgeson, Global CEO, Lifebox

8.30 am

Tea and coffee break

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Andrew Hartle, President, Anaesthesia Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.10 am

My checklist journey; From the NEJM to today

Mr Krishna Moorthy, Imperial College London

9.35 am

A nursing perspective on the checklist

Dr Isabeau Walker, Consultant Anaesthetist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

10.00 am

Clean cut: A checklist-based approach to reducing SSIs

Mr Thomas Weiser, Stanford University School of Medicine and University of Edinburgh

10.25 am

Panel discussion

10.40 am

Tea and coffee break

Checklists in education and practice

11.05 am

Postgraduate training

Dr Chris Carey, Consultant Anaesthetist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

11.30 am

Undergraduate education

Dr Andrew Smith, Anaesthetics Consultant, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

11.55 am

Anaesthesia checklists - The AAGBI QRH

Dr Tim Meek, Consultant Anesthetist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

12.20 pm

Checklist use in Uganda and the NHS

Dr Emmanuel Ayebale, Doctor, Mulago Hospital, Uganda

12.45 pm

Panel discussion

1.00 pm


Checklist challenges

Professor Julian Redhead, Medical Director, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

2.00 pm

Critical care

Professor Julian Bion, Professor Of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Birmingham

2.25 pm

Never events

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Consultant Anaesthetist, St Mary’s Hospital and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

2.50 pm


Surgeon Captain Steve Bree, Defence Medial Services

3.15 pm

Panel discussion

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.55 pm

Keynote introductions

4.00 pm

Keynote speaker - The future of checklists

Lord Darzi, Imperial College London

4.40 pm

Close of meeting and online evaluations

4.50 pm

Drinks reception

All delegates welcome

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