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: 9 March 2022 | 09:00 - 16:30

Location: Online, Zoom

Availability: Places available

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

CPD credits: 5


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.

Topics include:

  • Learning from death reports
  • Patient experience: regional anaesthesia failure
  • NatSSIPs2
  • Examples of perioperative pathways

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 a month after the live event.



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09:25-09:30 EVENT OPENS ONLINE  
09:30-09:35 Welcome and introduction Dr David Selwyn, CPOC Director
Session one | Chair: Dr David Selwyn, Nottingham
09:35-10:00 Frailty and exemplar perioperative pathways for high-risk patients Dr Jugdeep Dhesi, CPOC Deputy Director
10:00-10:25 How prehabilitation, prevention, perioperative care and patient centeredness are key to patient safety (and how all this relates to NatSSIPs2) Mrs Scarlett McNally, CPOC Deputy Director
10:25-10:50 Learning from Death Reports Professor Iain Moppett, Nottingham
10:50-11:05 Discussion/Q&A  
11:05-11:25 BREAK  
Session two | Chair: Dr Annie Hunningher, London
11:25-11:50 The obstetric anaesthesia dashboard - has its time finally come? Dr Matt Wikner, London
11:50-12:15 Regional anaesthesia failure: learning from experience Susanna Stanford, patient perspective
12:15-12:40 Civility - why does it matter? Dr Mehul Vadher, London
12:40-12:55 Discussion/Q&A  
12:55-13:55 LUNCH  
Session three | Chair: Dr Leopold Salm, London
13:55-14:20 CPOC guidelines: safety recommendations that should guide everyday practice Dr Steve Evans, CPOC Fellow
14:20-15:20 CPOC/PSPP trainee poster presentations  
15:20-15:35 Discussion/Q&A  
15:35-15:50 BREAK  
Session four | Chair: Dr Haresh Mulchandani, London
15:50-16:15 Lessons from treading the boards for the operating theatre (& perioperative practice in general) Dr Garry Summers, London
16:15-16:25 Discussion/Q&A  
16:25-16:35 Awarding of prizes for trainee presentations Dr David Selwyn, Nottingham
16:35 CLOSE Dr Annie Hunningher, London


Download the programme here.



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

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:

  • Safety innovation
  • Safety training for the MDT
  • Patient safety for trainees
  • The future of patient safety
  • Patient safety in the era of COVID

The closing date for entries is midnight on Monday 7 February 2022.

A panel of RCoA judges will assess all submissions shortly after the closing date. Authors will be notified week commencing 21 February if they have been invited to display their poster at the Patient Safety in Perioperative Practice conference.

To view further details, including the application form click here.