BD - Strategic partner at the HSJ Patient Safety Congress

BD showcases collaborative working to deliver ongoing improvements in the delivery of ever safer patient care.

Sep 16, 2019

BD recently attended the HSJ Patient Safety Conference in Manchester, and this year was the key strategic partner. Our aim was to promote and encourage conversations around patient safety and find out what concerns healthcare professionals have.

More than 1,200 people attended the congress and over the two days, we welcomed delegates to our stand, drawn by the creative mural – developed by our resident artist David Vignolli who captured people’s safety conversations live on our stand. His skill brought to life the everyday issues healthcare professionals face. Some of the popular phrases were: ‘Get it right first time, every time’, and ‘respectfully retraining everyday behaviours.’

We heard first-hand from healthcare professionals on their most pressing safety challenges and ensured BD colleagues were on hand to help offer advice. Designed to help people engage and talk with us on what is holding them back in delivering the safety improvements they seek, our stand showcased our ability to help impact three key safety pillars: medication safety; healthcare-associated infection; and diagnostic safety and efficiency.

During the conference BD helped deliver two main programme sessions which explored topics both relevant to BD and delivery of our safety vision: 

To Err is Human: Using Tech to Support the Human in All of Us in Reducing IV Medication Errors.

  • Dr Yogini Jani, consultant pharmacist and EHRS patient safety, led the session
  • Paul Lee, medical devices training manager, Swansea Bay University Health Board
  • Catherine Maddock, an acute and chronic pain specialist, from Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Optimising patient safety through behavioural modification – improving the human factors driving best practice and outcome.

  • Mike Fairbourn VPGM BD UKI, and Chair ABHI PS working group
  • Helen Hughes, CEO of Patient Safety Learning
  • Rachel Power, CE The Patient Assocation
  • Ian Duncalf, Business Manager BBraun, Vice Chair ABHI PS Working group

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