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Thursday 28 October 2021 – 4.30pm-5.15pm
WEBINAR: In current times, how can the NHS best support honesty when things go wrong?
A group of leading experts will discuss how the NHS might now best support honesty when things go wrong at a forthcoming HSJ webinar.
Helené Donnelly, ambassador for cultural change and freedom to speak up guardian at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust; Alison Leary, professor of healthcare and workforce modelling at London South Bank University; Peter Walsh, chief executive of AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents); and Tim McDonald chief patient safety and risk officer, RLDatix – which is supporting the event – will be on the panel.
In a discussion chaired by HSJ contributor Claire Read, they will explore how – in an environment as challenging as the service currently finds itself in – candour in healthcare might continue to be supported.
The event is free to attend. To register your place, or for access to the on demand recording that will subsequently be made available, simply complete the form below.
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Helené Donnelly, ambassador for cultural change and freedom to speak up guardian, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
Helené Donnelly has been ambassador for cultural change and freedom to speak up guardian at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust since 2013. A nurse practitioner with over 20 years’ experience working in health and social care, Helené previously worked in the A&E department at Stafford Hospital and was a key witness at the public inquiry into care failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. She has advised numerous national bodies on embedding open and positive cultures in which staff can freely raise concerns.
Alison Leary, professor of healthcare and workforce modelling, London South Bank University
Professor Leary primarily undertakes research but also teaches on a range of postgraduate programmes at LSBU. Her interests are in the complexity of healthcare, safety, math models and data science. After spending 10 years in science, Professor Leary undertook a registered nurse diploma at The Nightingale School at St Thomas’ Hospital (now King’s College London). She was made a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and in 2016 a fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
Tim McDonald, chief patient safety and risk officer, RLDatix
Tim McDonald is a physician and attorney with more than 30 years of experience. He trained as a registrar in paediatrics at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington and at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard University affiliate. At RLDatix, he has assisted over 500 hospitals and health systems implement a culture of normalised compassionate honesty combined with the transformation to a fair and accountable culture.
Peter Walsh, chief executive, AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents)
Peter joined AvMA as chief executive in January 2003, having previously been director of the Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales, a local community health council chief officer and having worked extensively in the voluntary sector. He was a core participant in the public inquiry into the care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust and led AvMA’s successful campaign for a legal duty of candour.
Claire Read, contributor, HSJ
Claire Read is a professional writer and editor who has specialised in healthcare throughout her 20-year career. She has been a regular contributor to HSJ since 2012 and has a particular interest in healthcare digitisation and technology.
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