Patient Safety in Perioperative Practice

Join us for this one-day event to discuss patient safety, drawing upon your existing knowledge and building upon clinical practice, previous errors and the use of education and quality improvement programmes used to deliver safe perioperative care. 

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Key details

Date: 14 March 2024 | 09:00 - 16:30

Location: Online, Zoom

Availability: Places available

Clinical content lead(s): Dr Haresh Mulchandani & Dr Dave Selwyn

CPD credits: 5 approved


A joint event with the Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC), this one day meeting will discuss patient safety, including the barriers to delivering safe perioperative care and strategies on how to overcome them.

Our aims are to build upon knowledge and practice to make systems, processes and organisations safer. Through an understanding of the science of patient safety, different perspectives and approaches, coupled with collaboration, education & quality improvement programmes we hope to inspire delegates to make safety the golden thread of patient care.

Sessions include:

  • Human Factors SOS
  • Safety Systems in Practice
  • Trainee Session
  • Civility & Conduct

The lectures will be recorded and made available to delegates post event.  This event does not require live attendance, once registered you will have access to all of the recorded material for up to 3 months after the live event.



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  Patient Safety in Perioperative Practice  
09:05-09:15 Registration and Technical Checks  
09:15-09:20 Welcome and Introduction Dr Haresh Mulchandani
09:20-09:30 The National and Centre for Perioperative Care (RCoA) Vision Dr David Selwyn, CPOC Lead
Session 1: Human Factors SOS Chair: Dr Haresh Mulchandani
09:30-10:00 Implementation of Human Factors 2024 Dr Fiona Kelly
10:00-10:20 The impact of a Trust HF Lead Miss Sue Deakin
10:20-10:40 Q&A and Discussion  
10:40-11:00 BREAK  
Session 2: Safety Systems in Practice Chair: Dr Dave Selwyn
11:00-11:20 Retained swabs after surgery Mrs Saskia Fursland
11:20-11:40 How learning responses to safety events have changed with PSIRF Miss Claire Morgan
11:40-12:00 Q&A and Discussion  
12:00-13:00 LUNCH BREAK  
Session 3: Trainee Session Chair: Dr Leo Salm
13:00-13:20 CPOC talk for trainees Dr Samantha Moore
13:20-13:40 TRAINEE SAFETY PRIZE - Introduction of an Emergency Bronchospasm Box  Dr Anne Bailey, Belfast
13:40-14:00 TRAINEE SAFETY PRIZE - Improving perioperative care of major burns patients through checklist implementation and stakeholder engagement  Dr Larissa Latif, Glasgow
Failing to plan is planning to fail
Dr Gautam Modak, Lincoln
14:35-15:00 BREAK  
Session 4: Civility & Conduct  Chair: Dr Annie Hunningher
15:00-15:20 RCS sexual assault report and actions Dr Tamzin Cuming
15:20-16:10 Panel: Civility and conduct; looking after each other Dr Elisa Bertoja and Dr Tamzin Cuming
16:10-16:15 Trainee safety prize award winner Dr David Selwyn
16:15 CLOSE  



Pricing Table - Regional Masterclass Feb2024

ODPs and Nurses are welcome to register under the Anaesthetist in Training rate.


Pricing Terms and Conditions

Payment must be made at the time of booking unless otherwise stated. The RCoA, FICM and FPM are unable to hold places on events without payment. Credit or debit card payments must be made online via our card payment handler Stripe, or by phone. We do not accept purchase orders or raise invoices for places on our events. 

Discounts are available for some membership types at the rates stated below. You must be eligible for the discount both at the time of the booking and at the time of the event itself. We may ask for proof of your member status at any point. If you are unable to prove your entitlement to the discount we may charge you the full event rate, or invite you to update your membership status accordingly. In such a situation we may withhold access to the event until your updated payment clears, or your new membership status is confirmed.

To view the Event terms and conditions please click here.

Trainee abstract competition

You are invited to submit an abstract for e-presentation at the virtual Patient Safety in Perioperative Practice meeting.

Four abstracts will be selected by a panel to present their poster orally and have the opportunity to win a prize.  A trainee must be the lead author.

The judges would like abstracts to fall into one (or more) of the following themes:

  • Data, technology and innovation in patient safety
  • Safe maternity systems
  • Frugal innovation and patient safety
  • Sustainability and patient safety

The closing date for entries is midnight on Wednesday 31 January 2024.

A panel of RCoA judges will assess all submissions shortly after the closing date. Authors will be notified week commencing 12 February 2024 if they have been invited to display their poster at the Patient Safety in Perioperative Practice conference.

Further details, including the application form are available by clicking here.