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Patient safety: new issues, ideas and innovations

Forum Lecture Theatre, Medical School, University of Birmingham
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Tuesday 10th October 2017 (17:30-19:00)
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For more information contact Dr Robin Miller ( If you like to attend please book a place, please contact James Liddiard -

The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and College of Medical and Dental Science at the University of Birmingham, and the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative are pleased to host an evening seminar on innovation in patient safety. The seminar will present the latest international thinking on new ways to understand and transform safety in clinical care. This includes studying what works in healthcare and why we have success alongside failure, encoded in a multiplicity of enquiries and reviews.

The seminar will be led by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and Honorary Professor at HSMC. He has particular expertise in the culture and structure of acute settings, leadership, management and change in health sector organisations, quality and safety in health care, accreditation and surveying processes in international context, and the restructuring of health services. Professor Braithwaite is the recipient of 37 awards, including the prestigious Health Services Research Award by Research Australia in 2015 and multiple Editor’s Choice awards for papers published in International Journal for Quality in Health Care. He will draw on latest research evidence and international practice to present a lively and topical exploration of how we can practically reduce the level of harm experienced by patients.

The seminar will be chaired by Professor Richard LIlford with a closing response by the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative.

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