About this event

  • Date and time Sat 13 Mar 2021 from 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Patient Safety

Join the 10th annual patient safety students and trainees day to explore current approaches to patient safety from multiple perspectives.

This year's conference takes the form of a half-day webinar and aims to improve awareness of safety and communication in the workplace, as well as promoting the undertaking of quality improvement projects and audits.

This webinar will provide practical tips and advice for medical students, junior doctors and other allied health professionals.

The sessions will cover:

  • How to recognise the relevance of human factors in your day-to-day practice and performance, including flattening of hierarchies and developing a just culture
  • The importance of human factors in patient safety, including high-pressure scenarios and comparison to other industries
  • Medico-legal issues in patient safety that may commonly be encountered by junior doctors, and learnings from previous cases
  • How to drive Quality Improvement initiatives from leaders in the field, as well as sharing your own QI/safety projects in poster/podium format

Students and trainees prize

Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words that define a problem in the hospital or community setting related to patient safety and describe a solution for the problem stated. Submissions can be based on audits, quality improvement projects or prototypes of new devices or software that may be useful in patient safety.
Shortlisted submissions will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts that rate highly on originality, clarity, show significant improvement in patient safety and impact at a national or international level, will have a higher likelihood of selection for oral presentations.

Submission deadline: Sunday 31 January 2021

  • Oral presentation: A year's RSM membership
  • Poster presentation: £50
Open to: All students and trainees

A CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.


Standard pricing available until 13 March 2021.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£10.00 £0.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£20.00 £5.00 £5.00


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Mr Tarik Amer, Consultant Urologist, Member of Patient Safety Section Council, RSM 

Welcome to the RSM

Prof Roger Kirby, President, The Royal Society of Medicine 

QI clinic

Dr Heather Shearer, Quality Improvement Clinic and ScotGEM, University of St Andrews and Dundee


Coffee, remote poster viewing
Virtual poster viewing
Prizes and close of meeting



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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