Patient First





2017 Programme Theatres Announced

Plenary Theatre

The home for our strategic content, the plenary theatre will deliver sessions covering the big topics affecting patient safety: 

  • Remembering the patient experience and rewarding #AlwaysEvents
  • New and refocused architecture around regulation and improvement
  • The drive for efficiencies vs. patient safety – the real cost
  • Candour, transparency and whistleblowing
  • Learning from incidents
  • Patient Safety from the board

Infection Prevention & Control - In association with NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement

This theatre is being run in association with NHS Improvement and will cover infection control across the whole health economy. IPC leads and nurses from hospitals, primary care, hospices and CCGs will benefit from attending this dedicated two day conference that not only delivers the latest national guidelines but more importantly offers practical solutions and ‘how-to’ advice that delegates can put into practice.

Topics include:

  • Catheter passports and the use of bladder scanners
  • National agenda for gram negative blood  stream infections
  • The prevention of UTI -  nutrition / hydration
  • Diagnosis of UTI - to dip or not to dip
  • AMR /stewardship including the nurses role
  • Pseudomonas Chronic Wounds
  •  Tissue viability
  • Surgical Site infections
  • Local best practice IPC case studies
  • AKI – early path finder work
  • Sepsis and patient perspective
  •  Leadership & nursing
  • ANTT
  • So what factor
  • Data for action - fingertips tool
  •  Upper & lower GI SSI
  • Places with low E.coli BSI rates – sharing good practice
  • NHS Clinical Evaluation Team - procurement
  • Population Health and Prevention - Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis
  • Infection Care Bundles - best practice
  • Implementing guidelines within the team
  •  CPE and the management of outbreaks / cost


Best Practice Theatre - Programmed by The AHSN Network and the Patient Safety Collaborative

The AHSN network

This dedicated conference theatre is programmed by The AHSN Network and the Patient Safety Collaborative and gives delegates insight into grass roots examples of patient safety success covering everything from acute kidney injury and transfers of care to mental health and maternity across all healthcare settings to share best practice.

Medical Device & Medicines Safety Theatre - In association with the National Association of Medical Device Trainers and Educators (NAMDET)

Medical Device educators and trainers

New for 2017, working in association with the National Association of Medical Device Trainers and Educators (NAMDET), this show floor education feature will cover best practice, safety and procurement and provide invaluable content and networking for medical device safety officers, medicines safety officers and representatives from the medical equipment groups within hospitals.

  • The use of  Medical gas in a Clinical Setting. Regulations, Policy and help to ensure Patient Safety
  • Successful case studies in drug error reduction
  • Infusion pumps – Simple errors and how to avoid them
  • Legalities around medical devices
  • Credentialing
  • Scan4Safety
  • What looks good for medical device safety – benchmarking

Safety through Technology Theatre

This conference will deliver talks from people who are, or have been, closely involved with the actual selection and implementation of technology to make patients safer – delegates will benefit from practical ideas and solutions to learn how systems have been approved at board level, and put into practice in reality.

  • Understanding clinical technology – putting the patient safety before targets (clinicians, vs IT, vs procurement)
  • The use of rapid diagnostic technology (POCT) and ambulatory care pathways
  • Identifying deterioration in liver failure through e-obs
  • Early warning systems for Sepsis identification & Norovirus control
  • National CCIO keynote address
  • Patient data security
  • Watcher review updates
  • Connected Nursing project to enable mobile access to digital care records, digital capture of clinical data at point-of-care.
  • Paperless Nurse Observations project to allow nurses, midwives and care staff to capture of vital signs and Early Warning Scores at the bedside in real-time.
  • Video Consultations for Nursing Staff project to equip patients and develop proper therapeutic environments for remote consultations in a community mental health care setting

Quality Improvement  Theatre – in association with HQIP & NQICAN


The Quality Improvement Theatre returns to Patient First with another programme of practical ‘how-to’ seminars and case studies stemming from National Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement expertise.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) will be co-hosting the theatre for the second year alongside National Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN).

Topics covered include: Strategy and leadership, Patient safety, clinical effectiveness and Quality Improvement culture.


These two areas will contain a programme of hands-on skills training workshops updating front line staff in a range of clinical procedures and the latest medical devices.

  • Bladder Scanning Training (with de Smit from stand K51)
  • Infusion Pump Safety

poster zone

Creating further opportunities for delegates to share practical advice to help improve safety. Hear from leaders of successful projects giving take-home advice or learn about avoidable pitfalls through your peers sharing their past experiences.

the exhibition show floor 

You will find over 100 product and service providers to engage with on the show floor – all eager to show you how they are working across the healthcare economy to drive better efficiencies for staff and organisations and most importantly support improved patient care.

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