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Improving Patient Safety in Independent Healthcare

Wednesday 1 July 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Improving Patient Safety in Independent Healthcare

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-Patient safety is at the heart of an independent hospital"s work. With an enhanced CQC inspection regime and political and media interest in the operations of independent hospitals, now is the time for the sector to show that the care offered is the safest and most effective it can be. This conference is all about sharing best practice from a range of perspectives with this goal in mind.” Fiona Booth, Chief Executive, Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO)

Patients, regulators, politicians, journalists and clinicians are all taking a renewed interest in the operations of independent hospitals. Recent care failings in the UK have put the spotlight on all hospitals to prove that the care they offer is effective, compassionate and, above all, safe.

The sector should welcome such interest and scrutiny from all sides, because independent hospitals have a strong story to tell on patient safety. Reported incidents are low, and patient satisfaction is high – but there is no room to be complacent. Incidents, when they do occur, need to be reported in a standardised and accessible format so others can learn and trends can be quickly spotted. We need to come together to share stories and best practice to ensure that every patient is well looked-after – be they self-paying, insured or cared for on behalf of the NHS.

Chaired by Fiona Booth Chief Executive of AIHO (the trade association for independent hospitals), the conference will hear speakers from providers, regulators, the NHS and from a legal perspective on how patient safety will continue to be at the centre of the independent sector"s operations. Attendees will be taken through national updates and case studies, and identify how independent healthcare organisations can use techniques such as risk assessment, incident reporting and root cause analysis to identify risk and improve patient care. The event will also hear from Matt James Chief Executive of the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) on how transparency is being driven in the sector.

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