14 February, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE, Patient Safety Commissioner

Putting patient safety at the heart of healthcare

Preventing unnecessary harm to patients should be a fundamental basic principle of our health service. Yet it is estimated that more than 1 in every 10 patients admitted to hospital is harmed during medical treatment.  

The NHS has made welcome progress in recent years to reduce patient safety incidents, but there remains much to do. Developing a transparent, patient safety culture, working with patients and families to address safety concerns and collecting high-quality data on this issue remain vital. Technological innovation will also play a role in ensuring that core patient safety challenges including medication errors, healthcare associated infections and sepsis are identified and acted upon swiftly.  

Reform are delighted to host this roundtable, led by Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE, Patient Safety Commissioner, to discuss how to ensure patient voices are at the heart of the design and delivery of healthcare.

This private roundtable is kindly supported by BD and will be held under the Chatham House rule.