Overcoming Barriers to Adverse Incident Reporting

Venue: Bolton Hospital

Location: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Feb 21, 2006 End Date/Time: Feb 21, 2006
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An International Conference on
Overcoming barriers to
adverse incident reporting

Royal Bolton Hospital UK
21 February 2006

Organised by the Lancashire School
of Health & Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire

in association with the

@ www.geoffroberts.com

Although the delivery of healthcare in the UK is generally safe and well recognised internationally it is inevitable that in complex systems things will and do go wrong.

All of us in any walk of life have a responsibility to try to ensure the well being of those around us. However this commitment becomes greater for those in industries and organisations where in our ever pressurised world there is an increased safety risk. Those working in such fields are actively encouraged to report incidents where harm has actually occurred or nearly did . But do they always do this?

There is increasing pressure because from April 2005 the new performance framework Standards for Better Health set out the level of quality all organisations providing NHS care will be expected to meet. With plurality of care and patient choice this will inevitably spread across all healthcare sectors

The First Domain – Safety clearly states that health care organisations must protect patients through systems that identify and learn from patient safety and other reportable incidents. Furthermore they are required to make improvements in practice based on local and national experience and information derived from the analysis of incidents.

In April 2006 Trusts will be expected to publish their final declaration stating how well their organisation has met these core standards over the previous 12 months; recording any significant lapse in meeting the standards during that period

Conference Aims
This conference will provide the opportunity to hear presentations from internationally recognised professionals in the field of risk avoidance, clinical governance and safety in public health issues. The aim is to encourage a network of colleagues from a diverse field who recognise human factors in population safety and have responsibilities to advance the development of high reliability organisations.

At the conclusion there will be a session designed to take forward the next stage of our work

Who should attend?

The conference will be of interest to a wide audience including

o Doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals

o NHS managers for primary and secondary care

o NHS commissioners

o Independent sector healthcare managers

o Public Health professionals

o All those interested in ‘human factors’ in community safety

o Voluntary organisations

Conference Fee
The cost to attend the conference which includes full documentation, lunch and refreshments is £120 plus VAT (£141.00)

For further details please contact Liz Kelly ejkelly@uclan.ac.uk +44 (0) 1772 893809

Payment Terms
On completion of the booking form, payment may be made by cheque, credit card or direct credit transfer. On production of the purchase order by the delegate’s organisations or institution an invoice may also be raised. Receipts will be issued within twenty-eight days after the Conference
For participants from a country outside the EU, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada or the USA a payment in advance by cheque, BACS/money transfer with a remittance advice will be required. We do not take credit cards in these cases. International delegates are strongly advised to take out travel insurance. Unfortunately at this stage we are not able to accept or action e-mails or telephone requests for letters of invitation for participants other than speakers.

Substitution and cancellation
When delegates are unable to attend we would be delighted to welcome a substitution at any time. If it is not possible to notify us about this prior to the conference this should be done immediately on arrival. If necessary the booking may be cancelled in writing up to 21 days before the conference. Refunds will be subject to an administration fee of £20 plus VAT. After this date we will unfortunately be unable to make refunds on cancellations

Special Diets
All catering is organised with options to fulfil the requirements of vegetarians. We are in addition able to accommodate most dietary requirements and it would be helpful if these could be indicated on the booking form

Special Needs
The University of Central Lancashire and the Royal Bolton Hospital particularly welcomes delegates with special needs. All buildings have wheelchair access and various other special facilities. We are happy to clarify these before booking

Details about accommodation in the Bolton area can be found on the conference website www.uclan.ac.uk/facs/health/bdu/events/conferences.htm or contact Liz Kelly at ejkelly@uclan.ac.uk

Quality Assured
At the end of the Conference you will be invited to complete an evaluation form. To ensure we maintain a high quality of service we very much welcome your comments and suggestions. We would ask that you take a few valuable minutes to complete these details and return them to us if possible before you leave the venue

Data Protection
The information you provide on the booking form will be held on a database to process the confirmation of your place and so that we can keep you up top date with other relevant products and services provided by the University of Central Lancashire. We do not pass your details on to any companies outside the University group for marketing purposes. Please write to the Faculty of Health, Business Development Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE if you do wish to receive any future information.

Booking Form

Overcoming Barriers to Adverse Incident Reporting

Royal Bolton Hospital 21 February 2006

Please complete all fields and provide details as you would wish them to appear in delegate documentation. Please complete one form per delegate (photocopy if required)

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Please return this form via fax on 01772 892995 or post to:
Liz Kelly, BDU, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE

Please note, returning this form reserving a place constitutes a firm booking.
Confirmation and joining instructions including map & directions will be sent out approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference.