We are proud to announce that our Law and Policy Officer Dr Jenny Vaughan will be speaking at the Patient Safety Congress 2019. Since 2008, the Patient Safety Congress has been described as the UK's essential forum for those at the forefront of safety, quality improvement and clinical excellence. The Patient Safety Congress champions patient safety as the organising principle of a healthcare system which is truly efficient, effective and able to offer the best experience to patients and their families.
Dr Cicely Cunningham, DAUK’s Learn Not Blame lead will be speaking at this conference about a just culture hosted by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Scotland and in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
DAUK will be attending this event hosted by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as part of a wider NHS anti-bullying alliance following the launch of our campaign #NHSMeToo. This one-day event is an interactive forum where delegates can learn about strategies that have been successfully adopted to manage bullying and undermining. The speakers have a range of experience from both within the NHS and in other sectors.
Please join DAUK at BASS’ biennial annual meeting, where our Chair Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden will be giving a speech on Bawa-Garba; moving from a culture of blame to one of learning.
When healthcare becomes a crime. Lessons from the world of medical manslaughter. University of Auckland.
Dr Jenny Vaughan DAUK’s Law and Policy Officer will be giving an open lecture on the criminalisation of healthcare at the University of Auckland. Delivery of safe healthcare currently faces unprecedented challenges in the UK and globally. This arises, at least partly, from a rising involvement of the criminal law in the investigation of medical errors apparently conflicting with the need to respect a “duty of candour”. As a result, doctors face enormous pressures in fear of being blamed for medical errors.
e are proud to announce that our Chair Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden will be giving an address to the Westminster Health Forum on behalf of DAUK at a session titled: Next steps for reducing clinical negligence in the NHS: patient safety, legal reform and implementing the cross-government strategy
On the 8th of March DAUK will be attending a Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh events entitled “Our Workforce Matters: celebrating diversity & sustaining excellence”. Dr Jenny Vaughan, DAUK’s Law and Policy Officer will be hosting a breakout session on reflection entitled “Why reflection matters: issues of trust with respect to formal reflection of Bawa-Garba case”.
DAUK’s Law and Policy Officer Dr Jenny Vaughan will be attending the Westminster Health Forum to discuss priorities for the Government’s response to reforming regulation. The event is being chaired by Baroness Jolly, the Liberal Democrats Lords Spokesperson for Health. The event will also be attended by the Professional Standards Authority, the GMC, and the Health and Care Professions Council.
DAUK will be attending a 2 day conference organised by the Psychiatric Trainees Committee of the Royal Colleges of Psychiatrists. DAUK Editor Dr Natalie Ashburner has been helping to organise what promises to be a thought provoking event. Dr Jenny Vaughan , DAUK Law and Policy Officer will be participating in a session alongside Professor Colin Melville, GMC Director of Education and Standards, and Dr Arun Chidambaram, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist entitled “When things go wrong”. Jenny will be giving a talk entitled “the case for a just culture in the healthcare” following Professor Melville’s talk entitled “The GMC’s perspective on a just culture”.
On the 18th of January our Law and Policy Officer and founder of Manslaughter and Healthcare Dr Jenny Vaughan will be speaking to doctors about how they can reduce their risk of criminal prosecution. Jenny will also be talking to doctors about the Learn not Blame campaign for a just culture in the NHS and how they can get involved. The BMA and the MDU are also supporting the event.
Dr Jenny Vaughan, our Law and Policy Officer will give a talk at ICS SOA 2018 entitled ‘Criminalisation of Healthcare. Does it improve patient safety?’. Jenny will discuss the history of gross negligence manslaughter in the UK, current case law, and revisit the case of Dr Bawa-Garba, as well as giving advice to doctors about how they can avoid litigation.
Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden to give keynote speech on Bawa-Garba at the Association for Medical Humanities at Birbeck College
DAUK are delighted to announce that our Chair, Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden will be giving the keynote speech at the Association for Medical Humanties at Birbeck College in a one day colloquy entitled “After Bawa-Garba: Relocating Reflective Practice”. Places are free on a first come, first serve basis.
DAUK’s Learn Not Blame lead Dr Cicely Cunningham will be joining the panel at patient safety and justice charity Action against Medical Accidents’ (AvMA) annual Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel Meeting. Cicely will be providing the medical profession’s view in the session on ‘Professional Accountability – where does it begin and end? The Case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba’. The event will be attended by approximately 160 AvMA specialist claimant solicitors.
After months of pressure on the Health Select Committee, from DAUK, David Nicholl, Alan Woodall GP Survival and others, a Parliamentary inquiry has now been announced by the Health Select Committee.
We are delighted to announce that two of DAUK’s executive committee will be speaking at the upcoming #HCSA70 conference. Dr Cicely Cunningham, DAUK’s Learn Not Blame lead will be speaking on “Ending the blame culture: The aftermath of the Bawa-Garba case and future implications for Hospital Doctors”. Dr Kit Latham, DAUK’s Technical Officer, will also be speaking on “Challenge or opportunity? Technology, informatics and the Hospital Doctor.” Get your free ticket!
As part of our ongoing campaign Learn Not Blame DAUK gave written evidence to this review earlier this year and have been invited to attend a workshop to give oral evidence. Our Treasurer, Dr Rinesh Parmar will be attending on behalf of DAUK. Find out how you can apply for a place at the workshop.
Junior Doctors Getting Heard is an event hosted by Tim Johnson/Law. Adam Kay will read from his dairies, the current best seller, This is Going to Hurt. Dr Cicely Cunningham will also be speaking on DAUK’s work so far, and our Learn Not Blame campaign.