Along with many healthcare organisations across the globe, we are celebrating the first ever World Patient Safety Day on 17 September and highlighting the work we do to improve patient safety across the NHS in England.

World Patient Safety Day is a global initiative established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to ‘create awareness of patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.’

See their interactive map of all the events taking place.

Cohesion and collaboration

We are working with human factors experts at Loughborough University to deliver a free collaborative networking event for anyone with an interest in healthcare, human factors and ergonomics. Registered attendees include patient safety specialists, healthcare equipment and design experts, clinical leaders and front-line staff from the NHS and other organisations. Delegates will hear about HSIB’s unique remit in a complex landscape of NHS patient safety and what we have learnt about conducting national system level investigations so far. We will also provide an update on the progress and early learning from our maternity investigation programme.

The full programme is available on the event registration page, and some places are still available to attend.

Global community

We’re also sharing our learning at a global level and showing how this can be applied for the benefit of patients across the world. One of our national investigators, Saskia Fursland, will be a keynote speaker at the Human Factors in Health Symposium taking place in Auckland, New Zealand. She will talk about HSIB’s approach to healthcare safety investigations and highlight the importance of human factors to understanding incidents and improving patient safety.

Find out more about our activity by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn– we’ll be sharing videos, images and insights from our events during World Patient Safety Day.