About this event

  • Date and time Fri 10 Dec 2021 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Patient Safety

Join the 11th annual patient safety students and trainees day to explore current approaches to patient safety from multiple perspectives.

This year's online conference brings together students and trainees to showcase their work in promoting patient safety within their organisations. This year, join us for the opportunity to network online in break-out rooms with speakers and fellow delegates. Poster and oral presentations will be displayed and the winners of the students and trainees prize will be announced. To apply for this prize, please click here.

Speakers and workshops on this webinar aim to inspire and develop new and existing ideas around patient safety in an engaging and dynamic way. With all specialties welcome, it provides an opportunity for cross-specialty learning and networking.

During this webinar you will:

  • Value the importance of inter-professional working relationships for the development of healthy working environments
  • Learn about current topics in patient safety 
  • Gain a new understanding of either the legal or IT issues currently facing the medical profession in relation to patient safety. 

This webinar will provide practical tips and advice for medical students, junior doctors and other allied health professionals. The aim of this conference is to improve awareness of safety and communication in the workplace and promote the undertaking of quality improvement projects and audits. 

CPD accredited - 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.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 


View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Mr Tarik Amer, President, Patient Safety Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The price of cheese: Has ‘Safety” had its day

Dr Neil Spencely, Clinical Director of Paediatric Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, Royal Children’s Hospital, Glasgow

Designing for the front lines: Building and scaling a MedTech product in a global pandemic

Dr Imran Mahmud, Co-founder Nye, Medical Doctor and Fulbright Scholar 

Comfort break
Benchmarking EHR and digital health in the UK

Dr Joe Zhang, Senior Clinical Fellow, Intensive Care Medicine, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, Informatics / AI, Imperial College London

Patient safety – A lawyer’s (and doctor’s) perspective

Dr James Piers, Senior solicitor, Aspire Law

Lunch break
Oral presentations ‘Dragon’s Den’
Poster presentations
Announcement of prize winners
Closing remarks and close of meeting




Patient Safety Section: Student and Trainees’ Prize


  • Oral presentation: A year’s free RSM membership
  • Poster presentation: £50

Submission deadline 

Monday 22 November 2021

Meeting date

Friday 10 December 2021

Open to

All students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Trainees and students are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. Submissions will be considered for both oral and poster presentations.

We welcome abstracts based on audits, quality improvement projects or prototypes of new devices or software that may be useful in patient safety. Each submission should define a problem in the hospital or community setting related to patient safety and describe how a solution clearly addresses this problem.

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

The presentations must be given by the submitting trainee or student. Please ensure before submitting your abstract that you have registered to attend the event and will be free to present at the virtual meeting on Friday 10 December 2021Book your place here.

Apply here

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 60 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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