In order to deliver high-quality patient care, the NHS needs staff that are healthy, well and at work. Looking after the health and well-being of staff directly contributes to the delivery of quality patient care. Poor workforce health has high and far reaching costs to NHS organisations and ultimately patients.

This conference focused on what can be done and how we can bring about improvement in patient safety –  lessons from healthcare and other industries.

We welcomed speakers from:

  • Scott Morrish – The legacy of avoidable harm
  • Dr Suzette Woodward – Creating the cultures, conditions and values to help people work safely
  • Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE – National Guardian at the National Guardian’s Office – Speaking up, culture change and well-being
  • Prof. Jill Maben – Prof. Health Services Research and Nursing, University of Surrey – Staff well-being at work and links to patient experiences of care
  • Emily Smith – NHS Employers – the health and care workforce – supporting our greatest asset
  • Mark Young – Inspector, Rail Accident Investigation Branch – The impacts of team dynamics on rail safety
  • Ed Corbett – Head of Human Factors and Organisational Performance HSE – Sustainable health and safety improvement
  • Alice Hartley – Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh – Undermining and bullying – the impact on the team, the individual and the patient
  • Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP – Chair of the Commons Health and Social Care Committee
  • Presentations and links from the conference can be viewed below, if you would like to watch again please see below