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Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass 2017 (Birmingham)

Join the team from King's College London's Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare (CARe) for two days intensive learning about applying a resilience approach to improving the quality of care.

9th & 10th October 2017


De Vere Colmore Gate

Reslience in Healthcare Masterclass: 9th & 10th October, Birmingham.
The West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative is delighted to welcome the Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare team (CARe) from King’s College London to Birmingham to deliver their annual Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass.

With guest keynote speaker Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, this two-day masterclass offers an interactive course for healthcare professionals and researchers who want to learn how to apply resilience engineering concepts to improve care quality and safety.
-Intensive learning about applying a resilience approach to improving the quality of care
-The latest learning from resilience work by CARe in emergency care and the care of older people
-Interactive sessions with experts to learn how to apply a resilience approach
-Reflections on the benefits and challenges of applying resilience engineering

The King’s College London Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare (CARe) is the first dedicated centre for translating emerging theory and practice in organisational resilience into practical steps to improve the quality and safety of care.

Organisational resilience for healthcare can be defined as:
“the intrinsic ability of a health care system (a clinic, ward, a hospital, a country) to adjust its functioning prior to, during, or following events (changes, disturbances and opportunities), and thereby sustain required operations under both expected and unexpected conditions.” Wears RL, Hollnagel E, Braithwaite J. Resilient Health Care, Volume 2: The Resilience of Everyday Clinical Work: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.; 2015.

Registration is £200 which includes the two day masterclass and a restaurant dinner and networking.

The venue is located in the heart of Birmingham City Centre’s business district within easy reach of New Street, Snow Hill & Moor Street Stations and the motorway network. There is local public parking available. Overnight accommodation can be booked by masterclass delegates directly with the nearby Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Snow Hill for £65 B&B for a limited period using the code issued on registration for the event.

Useful information:
Booking & information regarding the masterclass: Booking is available at
CARe information:
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite:

The West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (WMPSC) is supporting this masterclass as part of its commitment to supporting staff and patients to maintain a focus on safety through continuous learning, improvement, innovation and sharing of good practice in healthcare. The West Midlands has a growing community of Q members (more than 120 currently) and is connecting people across the region through networking, training, events and the development of communities practice. Q members from all regions are warmly welcomed.
For more information about Patient Safety Collaboratives, click here.
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