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This year, the SCA’s annual Quality, Clinical Risk and Patient Safety conference takes the form of a series of three webinars on the theme of Implementing and Sustaining Change in Health and Social Care.

The second webinar in this series takes place on Thursday 30 September and includes a panel of high profile national and international speakers including a key note from Consultant Anaesthetist, and science and medical broadcaster and writer, Professor Kevin Fong.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of experts at the forefront of developments in health and social care on themes such as lessons learned from the COVID-19 front line, telemedicine and how challenges such as COVID-19 bring with them the opportunities for positive change. Find out more about our speaker panel below.

Speaker Panel

  • Professor Kevin Fong is a Consultant in Anaesthesia at University College Hospital in London, part of their Emergency Response and Major Incident Planning Teams, and serves with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. During the pandemic he was seconded to NHS England as National Clinical Advisor in Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response for Covid-19. Kevin specialises in risk, decision-making and innovation, holds degrees in Astrophysics, Medicine and Engineering, and is also a science and medical broadcaster and writer. Drawing on his diverse experience, his presentation will explore the importance of systems in risk management approaches, and reflect on lessons learned from the front line of the pandemic response.
  • Professor Barry Plant is a Consultant Respiratory Physician specialising in Cystic Fibrosis. His talk will explore key concepts in telemedicine, drawing on his experience of delivering care to patients with cystic fibrosis via telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. He will also present the findings of research undertaken at his unit in Cork University Hospital into the experience of telemedicine from the experience of the patient and care-giver.
  • Ciara Coveney is an Advanced Midwife Practitioner specialising in Diabetes in Pregnancy at the National Maternity Hospital. Ciara’s presentation will focus on the implementation of virtual clinics for diabetes in pregnancy as a response to the pandemic, highlighting the opportunities for innovation at a time crisis.

Register now

To secure your place at the webinar, complete the registration form below.

The second and third webinars in the series were postponed from earlier this year due to the HSE cyber-attack - if you had previously registered for the sessions which were postponed due to the cyber-attack, please note that your registration has not carried over automatically to the new dates and you will need to register below if you wish to attend.

Find out more

Find out more about the webinar series here. If you are not able to make it to this webinar but would like to join another event in the series, registration is also open for the final webinar in the series, on 14 October. You can view the full programme for this webinar series here.

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