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Martha's Rule: A Practical Guide to Implementation to Improve Patient Safety

Training dates throughout the year:

Wed, 9 Oct 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online
Fri, 24 Jan 2025
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online

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This conference brings together leading experts at the forefront of Martha’s Rule implementation and offers a comprehensive and practical guide for clinical staff to seamlessly integrate Martha’s Rule into their daily practice. The conference delves into the caregiver’s perspective, principles and implications of Martha’s Rule, legal and patient safety considerations, effective communication strategies, and the use of technology in the adoption of Martha’s Rule. Throughout the day, there will be interactive sessions, small breakout groups, and collaborative exercises, fostering a dynamic learning experience.

“Martha Mills died from sepsis aged 13 after sustaining a pancreatic injury from a bike accident. The inquest into her death heard that she would likely have survived had consultants made a decision to move her to intensive care sooner. Her mother, Merope, has spoken about the failures in Martha’s care, and how she trusted the clinicians against her own instincts – they didn’t listen to her concerns and instead “managed” her… Martha’s Rule would mean that in the event of a suspected deterioration or serious concern on the part of a patient on a hospital ward, or their family or carer, they would have the right easily to call for a rapid review or second opinion from an ICU/HDU doctor within the same hospital.”

Patient Safety Learning September 2023

Martha's Rule will be rolled out across England starting from April 2024.

“The head of the NHS has today announced the rollout of ‘Martha’s Rule’ in hospitals across England from April, enabling patients and families to seek an urgent review if their condition deteriorates… This escalation process will be available 24/7 to patients, families and NHS staff, and will be advertised throughout hospitals, making it quickly and easily accessible.”

NHS England 21st February 2024

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve patient safety within the NHS

  • Learn about the conceptual foundations and legal implications of Martha’s Rule in the NHS

  • Understand the legal framework and ethical considerations surrounding Martha’s Rule to ensure compliance

  • Develop effective communication skills to articulate Martha’s Rule to patients and relatives of patients

  • Learn how to foster a collaborative decision-making process between patients and clinicians

  • Implement best practices for creating a culture within their organisation to embrace Martha’s Rule

  • Gain insights into optimising EHR and other technologies to facilitate the second opinion process

  • Apply interactive case studies to enhance practical understanding and application of Martha’s Rule

  • This conference supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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Wed, 9 Oct 2024
Virtual, Online
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Fri, 24 Jan 2025
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