Patient Safety & Quality Improvement: Making a leap forward

Fri, 21 September 2012

Party Conference Fringe events

Dr Daniel Poulter MP, Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP and Baroness Jolly will debate patient safety and care quality at events at this year’s party conferences organised by The General Medical Council (GMC), the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and National Voices.

Please join us at the events or on Twitter. Please note conference passes will be needed at the Labour and Conservative conferences.

Liberal Democrats: Monday 24 September, 18.15–19.30, Sandringham Room,
Hilton Hotel, Brighton, with:
•    Baroness Jolly,  Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Party Committee on Health & Social Care
•    Jules Acton, Director of Engagement, National Voices (chair)
•    Sir Richard Thompson, President, RCP 
•    Niall Dickson, Chief Executive and Registrar, GMC
•    Prof Norman Williams, President RCS

Labour: Monday 1 October, 12.30–14.00, Lancaster Suite, Midland Hotel, Manchester, with:
•    Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Health Secretary
•    Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices (chair)
•    Dr Linda Patterson OBE, Clinical Vice President, RCP
•    Ben Jones, Director of Strategy and Communication, GMC
•    Clare Marx, Member of Council, RCS

Conservatives: Monday 8 October, 12.30 – 14.00, Hall 8B, ICC, Birmingham, with:
•    Dr Daniel Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health
•    Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices (chair)
•    Dr Patrick Cadigan, Registrar, RCP
•    Niall Dickson, Chief Executive and Registrar, GMC
•    Prof Norman Williams, President, RCS

 Twitter contacts
#patientsafety #Francis
@NVTweeting @gmcuk  @RCS_SurgeryNews @RCPLondon
@JulesActon @JeremyTaylorNV

Media Contacts
•    The Royal College of Physicians Lisa Cunningham, 020 3075 1468, 07990 745 610,

•    The Royal College of Surgeons Esther Williams: 020 7869 6047 , out of hours 07966 486832,

•    The General Medical Council 020 7189 5454, out of hours 020 7189 5444/ 07920 461497,

•    National Voices Jules Acton or Sarah Scadding:  020 3176 0737 / 0738,

The General Medical Council (GMC)
The GMC is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. Our role is to protect patients by ensuring only doctors with the right knowledge, skills and experience can practise in the UK. We do this by:
•    Controlling entry to and maintaining the list of registered and licensed doctors.
•    Setting standards for medical education and training and ensuring that those standards are met.
•    Setting the standards and publishing guidance on Good Medical Practice.
•    Taking action when these standards have not been met.

The Royal College of Surgeons
The Royal College of Surgeons of England is committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care. Providing support and advice for surgeons through all career stages, we supervise training, examine trainees, promote and support surgical research, and serve an advisory function.

The Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) plays a leading role in the delivery of high quality patient care by setting standards of medical practice and promoting clinical excellence.  We provide physicians in the United Kingdom and overseas with education, training and support throughout their careers.  As an independent body representing over 27,500 fellows and members worldwide, we advise and work with government, the public, patients and other professions to improve health and healthcare.

National Voices
National Voices believes in people shaping health and social care. It is a coalition of more than 130 health and social care charities and speaks on behalf of its members and of the millions of patients, carers and social services users that they represent. It works to ensure that patient voices are heard and that they influence decisions at national level. National Voices' website.