This is a week packed full of events at HSJ as we announce the winners of the Patient Safety Awards, and name this year’s Clinical Leaders, Best Places to Work, and our inaugural Patient Leaders.
This year HSJ and sister title Nursing Times are jointly organising the Patient Safety Congress and Awards, which is being held in Birmingham on Monday and Tuesday.
The two day event aims to be a useful platform for leaders, clinicians, managers other healthcare professionals and service users to share ideas and learn from best practice. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work of some individuals and organisations in delivering safe, effective and patient oriented care, despite many challenges.
On Monday at 6.15pm HSJ will reveal its top 100 clinical leaders for 2015 at an awards ceremony in the evening. Now in its third year, the list highlights those clinicians influencing policy, innovation and service transformation.
Meanwhile, Sir David Fish, managing director at UCLPartners, argues that clinical leadership is not the prerogative of a few recognised ones, and each healthcare staff is a leader in his or her own way.
We will also unveil winners of the 7th annual Patient Safety Awards at 11pm. The awards, run by HSJ and Nursing Times, celebrate individuals whose innovative and creative initiatives have improved quality and made care safer for patients.
Tuesday will see HSJ reveal the Best Places to Work in the NHS at 3.30pm. The initiative is a celebration of NHS organisations that have worked hard to promote great staff engagement and create an environment where people can enjoy their work. One-third of provider organisations on the list are mental health trusts.
Rebecca Thomas speaks to Jane Dacre, president of Royal College of Physicians, on the importance of generalist training and why a social movement to drive transformational change is needed.
Also on Tuesday, we will reveal healthcare’s 50 foremost patient leaders at 6.15pm. The inaugural Patient Leaders Awards aim to recognise the full breath of patients’ and citizens’ role in healthcare. This includes individuals who have shaped national policy and influenced the NHS nationally, as well as those making waves through being involved in their own care.
The winners will range from a young patient champion who is just 15 to well known campaigners and leaders.
On Wednesday Samantha Jones and Saira Ghafur write about new care models and how they provide a unique opportunity for clinical leaders to break the barriers of the past and try new solutions to existing challenges.