Master Class for Senior Educators - How PGME can help make the NHS the safest health care system in the world

Category: Master Class - Other

Date: September 29th 2016 1:30pm until 5:00pm

Location: Albemarle Centre, Taunton TA1 1BA

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An academic series of expert classes mainly held at Deanery House in Bristol on topical and emerging areas of importance in medical education for Postgraduate Medical Education. They are open to HEE Southwest, Postgraduate Medical Educational Teams, Educators in Trusts and GP Trainers. Global and nationally important speakers and subject experts are sought and invited.



A programme of faculty development for senior educators in the Severn and Peninsula to assist in creating a consistent understanding about current developments and issues affecting medical education.


Reasons for offering the Master Class

This class will consider how we integrate into postgraduate medical education principles and practices that bring about greater patient safety and help eradicate harm and never events.  While patient safety is mentioned in all curricula teaching and learning about this varies greatly between specialties and areas.  A great deal of work has been undertaken in recent years on understanding the factors that both support and damage patient safety.  This class will explain key findings and initiatives and help us review our practice as medical educators.


Speakers details

Dr Mike Durkin is the NHS National Director of Patient Safety at NHS Improvement. Mike had been the Medical Director of the South of England Strategic Health Authority. He qualified at The Middlesex Hospital and has held research and teaching appointments in London, Bristol and Yale University. He has led performance and governance reviews in the UK and overseas. He was the National Clinical Director for VTE, is an appointed Expert by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare and was on the core team for the Patient Safety Campaign for England. He leads the Patient Safety Programme for the NHS Improvement and supports the international development of patient safety systems.



To consider why and how we can more fully address patient safety matters within postgraduate medical education.


Objectives: by the end of the master class participants will be able to

  • Describe the clinical, organisational and human factors that are key components of patient safety
  • List the key initiatives that are being undertaken across the UK to improve patient safety including early detection of sepsis, caring for deteriorating patients, best practice in medicines management, sharing data across care pathways, and new training approaches
  • Describe how clinical and organisational environments can help or hinder safe working practices – for both patients and clinicians
  • Summarise lessons from other safety critical industries on how to lead, instigate and manage safety improvement plans and actions.


To book a place please contact Severn Education Team.  When contacting the team please confirm the event title and the date you are interested in attending.