Providing a global perspective
MPS Medical Director Dr Priya Singh on MPS’s landmark conference
This November sees MPS host its two-day international conference on patient safety and risk – the first time we have held such an event for speakers and audiences from around the world.
We hope the conference will help to identify and share ways in which all in healthcare can be supported in achieving open and effective communication
The conference, Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Making a Difference, focuses on quality, safety culture, professionalism, cost and the patient experience. The latter is particularly pertinent in today’s climate as patient expectations continue to rise. There is perhaps no place where this has been more clearly demonstrated than in the increasing frequency, and associated cost, of clinical negligence claims.
Speakers include Dr Lucian Leape, from the Harvard School of Public Health, who many will know and recognise as a leader of the patient safety movement. In particular, Dr Leape has been an outspoken advocate of the non-punitive systems approach to the prevention of error. We hope the conference will help to identify and share ways in which all in healthcare can be supported in achieving open and effective communication, even in the most challenging and stressful of circumstances in which we frequently practise.