About this section

The Patient Safety Section’s aim is to provide comprehensive and topical information related to patient safety and to promote the development of the patient safety agenda. The Section also serves as a forum for discussion and debate concerning all aspects of the delivery of safe care. The Section works to increase understanding of risk management, why adverse events occur, the resolution of clinical disputes and legal claims.

Upcoming events

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9th Annual patient safety students and trainee's day

Join a multidisciplinary host of speakers, from anaesthetists to pilots, to receive practical knowledge about legal issues in patient safety, leadership skills and wellness in the workplace.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Prizes

Patient Safety Section: Dragons den

Prize:
  • Oral presentation: 1 year's free RSM membership
  • Poster presentation: £50 

Submission deadline:

Thursday 24 October 2019

Open to: Students and trainees
Trainees and students are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. 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.

Shortlisted submissions will be invited for oral and/or poster presentation. The presentations must be given by the submitting candidate. Please ensure before submitting your abstract that you will be free to present at the Patient Safety Section meeting in November.
Submit

Patient Safety Section: Student and Trainees’ Prize

Prize

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

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract defining a problem in a 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 closed

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

President

Dr Elizabeth Haxby