Patient Safety Challenge Event

Patient Safety Challenge_NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC)  will be holding an event for the Patient Safety Challenge finalists on 18th June between 9:30am – 12pm. The successful applicants will be asked to pitch in front of a panel of judges and an audience of researchers.

Judging panel:
– Professor the Lord Ara Darzi, Professor of Surgery and NIHR Imperial PSTRC Director,
– Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, journalist and author
– Martin Bromiley, pilot and patient safety advocate
– Shona Maxwell, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Medical Directorate

The event will be held in Roger Banister LT, level 1, Medical School Building (St Mary’s Campus).

If you would like to attend please RSVP to: Renata Samulnik


NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC) is a partnership between Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. We bring together leading clinicians and researchers from a range of scientific fields that all seek to improve quality and safety. The Centre is one of only two of its kind in the UK and has 6 core research themes: use of information; design and technology; patients, carers and families; safe systems; teams, skills and safety, economics, evaluation and policy.

The Imperial Patient Safety Challenge is one way the Centre is supporting patients and staff in our hospitals who may have ideas of how to enhance safety and quality. With £300,000 of financial support available as well as strategic advice from staff in the Centre, we are providing the ingredients to turn great ideas into solutions that actually benefit our patients.

We received over 80 applications to the challenge. We have shortlisted 11 fantastic ideas that encompass apps, service improvement methodologies, point of care diagnostics and education and training. Teams will present their ideas to a panel including Professor Ara Darzi, the journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and pilot and patient safety advocate Martin Bromiley. Winners will be announced shortly after and all successful teams will be encouraged to work together in a real movement to improve patient safety and quality of care in our hospitals.

Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre is part of NIHR.


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