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.
A global perspective on safety and risk in healthcare gives us the best opportunity to pool learning and experience and to accelerate our progress. The first conference will be held in London on 15 and 16 November 2012, and we will look forward to hosting events around the world in the future, so if you have suggestions for conference content do please let us know.