18th May 2022




Opening Plenary - Dr Rachel Clarke
We were delighted that Dr Rachel Clarke, an NHS palliative care doctor and writer who lives in Oxfordshire, accepted our invitation to give the opening plenary at our conference this year.


Rachel is the author of three Sunday Times bestselling non-fiction books. Breathtaking, published in January 2021, reveals what life was really like working on NHS COVID-19 wards during the first wave of the pandemic. Dear Life, shortlisted for the 2020 Costa Biography Award and chosen as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, is based on her work in a hospice.


 Watch a recording of Rachel's opening plenary "Apocalyptic Medicine: Life and Death
  Lessons from the Covid Wards”
on our YouTube Channel here

Plenary speakers
Links to recorded talks below

Dr Ami Jones Consultant in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, Aneurin Bevan UHB, Lt Col Army Reserves, Clinical Lead Consultant for EMRTS Cymru (Welsh Flying Medics


Watch our recording of Dr Jones' talk, “Maintaining patient safety when moving intensive care patients into a new hospital " here

Dr David Grant Simulation and Inter-professional Learning Lead for Medicine, Bristol Medical School, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children



Watch our recording of Dr Grant's talk, "Systems, safety and learning organisations" here

Dr Stephanie Hill Junior Doctor, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust






Watch our recording of Dr Hill's talk, "How to turn your QI experience into a springboard for your career", here

Dr Claire Blount, Clinical Psychologist, Staff Wellbeing Psychology Team, North Bristol Trust




Watch our recording of Dr Blount's talk, "How can we safeguard staff wellbeing post COVID?", here

Workshop leaders

Dr Helen Smith Consultant Psychiatrist and National Clinical Director Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme

Kevin Hunter
Assoc Director for Patient Safety
West of England AHSN

Dr Tricia Woodhead Associate Clinical Director for Patient Safety at West of England AHSN and Visiting Senior Research Fellow University of Bath

Nicola Davey
Quality Improvement Practitioner

Dr Clare Sweeney
Medico-legal adviser
Medical Defence Union

Vardeep Deogan Quality Improvement Practitioner, North Bristol NHS Trust

Dr Ed Farnan
Medico-legal adviser
Medical Defence Union

Dr Kath Higgins Consultant in Diabetes Care and Clinical Lead for Inpatient Diabetes Care at University Hospitals of Leicester


Charlotte Burrows, Programme Director Design, South West AHSN

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