World Congress on Quality and Patient Safety
September 3 - September 5
Scope and Importance
Patient Safety aims to discover advances in health practice, management and education in relation to health disparities as well as a breadth of other topics. According to the reports, total health care spending of UK is 14.7% of GDP according to 2014 and estimated to increase of 20.3% by 2017. Estimated healthcare expenditure of UK is $509 million, it is higher compared to other countries of Europe continent.
Who can attend?
Patient Safety conference brings together individuals who have an interest in different fields of nursing like psychiatric, cancer, cardiac, critical care, adult and women health, legal, paediatric and emergency nursing, midwifery, public health, healthcare and medicine from practice, research, administration, policy and education. It is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence, ideas, and generate solutions.
Why to Attend???
A Patient Safety conference is an opportunity to meet others within speciality to network and to learn the latest clinical information. It is an opportunity no nurse should overlook. I’ve always embraced the opportunity to attend nursing conferences and have made a point to encourage others to attend whenever the opportunity arises. Nursing conferences allow nurses of all levels of experience to participate in an area of career and education growth that is not easily found within the structure of the workplace. Some nurses, especially those working at the bedside, may not see the significance of attending a conference. All too often the floor/ bedside nurse believes that conferences are only for management, while others may think that spending one or more days not earning a pay check may not outweigh the opportunity to clock in some additional overtime. There may be a whole host of other reasons why a nurse would prefer to remain home rather than attending a conference. Despite the plentiful excuses (the top two being cost and time), the benefits far outweigh the costs.