Date :
3rd July 2015

Venue :
Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK


Course description:

On 11 February 2015, Sir Robert Francis QC published his final report following the Freedom to Speak Up review which looked at the raising concerns culture in the NHS.

This report is the results of a landmark inquiry into perhaps the greatest NHS scandal – the failure of the health service to take heed when its own doctors and nurses warn that patient safety is at risk.

Sir Robert was appointed by the Health Secretary to lead the review last June His review took two months longer than expected, after he was deluged with more than 18,000 submissions. Senior doctors and nurses told how their careers were left on the scrapheap, after they tried to alert NHS managers of unsafe practices and cost-cutting risking lives.

The report makes a number of key recommendations under five overarching themes with actions for NHS organisations and professional and system regulators to help foster a culture of safety and learning in which all staff feel safe to raise a concern.

Sir Robert’s report, however, is only one of the recent reports, the others being the GMC review into suicides by doctors and the ‘Hooper’ review apart from the seminal inquiries into the ‘Mid-Staffs’ and ‘other hospital failures. The Clinical Leaders Network also undertook an in depth analysis of support for second victims (

This event organised by BAPIO Patient Safety Forum with support from the Clinical Leaders Network will take stock of the issues and explore how to organise a system for protecting patients and supporting clinicians.

Keynote address by Sir Anthony Hooper - Recently published the Hooper review for the GMC on whistleblowing.

This meeting is the first solution themed programme since the publication of the Francis and Hooper reviews.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this CME activity, the attendee will have learnt about:
  • The lessons from raising concerns about patient safety.
  • The findings of various reports.
  • Support available for those wanting to raise concerns.
  • What arrangements are proposed to support clinicians in the northwest?

Suitable for:

This workshop is open to all clinicians (including trainee doctors and nurses), NHS managers and given the limited space available, places will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Course Fee:

£70.00 (Includes lunch & refreshments)

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