Publications and events


On this page we will share any public “output” from this initiative, including events and publications in journals, newspapers and conferences.

For news on our LfE conference please see our dedicated conference page.

Publications and blogs:

Jan 2018:  LfE featured in HSJ article – “The Good Stuff“.

Nov 2017: Blog from Suzette Woodward about the LfE conference 2017.

Sept 2017: Feature on ideas alliance website.

Dec 2016: SWAHSN experience of Learning from Excellence.

Sept 2016:  “Noticing the good: learning from excellence in healthcare”.  College of Anaesthetists of Ireland newsletter.

May 2016:  Leading article, Free full text article:  Archives of Disease in Childhood:

November 2015:  Guest blog on Sign up to Safety.  A fable – “Tale of two SIRIs“.

August 2015: Guest blog on World Health Innovation Summit website.


Speaking events and meetings:

Future events:

Sept 2018: Perfusion conference. Milan.

June 2018: Swindon Hospitals Quality Improvement / LfE conference

May 2018: NHS Improvement Workforce conference, London

May 2018: Solutions for Patient Safety conference, Chicago

May 2018: Perioperative Safety and Quality meeting. Whitechapel.

April 2018: Retrieval 2018, Glasgow.

Past events:

March 2018: AAGBI core topics. Chester

Feb 2018:  NHS Improvement event, London.

Jan 2017:  Hampshire Hospitals Quality Improvement Conference

Dec 2017: Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society. Washington DC.

Nov 16th 2017: National conference for LfE. Birmingham.

Oct 2017: Prisons research centre conference, Cambridge

Oct 2017: Resilience masterclass, Birmingham.

July 19th 2017: Q Welcome event. Birmingham.

May 26th 2017: SASWR Spring Meeting, Cheltenham

May 23rd 2017:  National Patient Safety Collaborative Learning Event, Emirates Stadium, London.

May 12th 2017: Risky Business, London.

May 11th 2017:  CHFG Safer Births Open Seminar, Birmingham.

May 9th 2017:  RCEM Scotland meeting

May 5th 2017: Quality Improvement workshop for new consultants, Nuneaton.

Apr 5th 2017:  Darzi fellow meeting, RSM London.

Mar 31st 2017: Birmingham Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, quality board.

Mar 21st 2017: AAGBI Improving Patient Safety Seminar, London

Mar 15th 2017:  Scottish Quality & Safety Fellowship event.

Feb 28th 2017: National maternal and neonatal health safety collaborative. London QE2 centre.

Feb 9th 2017:  MCQIC meeting, Scotland.

Jan 26th 2017: Scottish Intensive Care Society annual scientific meeting

Dec 10th 2016:  PCICS conference, Miami

Nov 30th 2016: Sharing best practice conference, SWAHSN.  Exeter

Nov 28th 2016:  Where did it all go so right?  WMAHSN Free event. Worcester Rugby Club

November 2016: Keynote address: NPPG annual conference, Solihull.

Sept 20th 2016:  Where did it all go so right?  WMAHSN free event.  Stoke.

August 30th 2016:  Clinical governance day:  Kings College Hospital

July 19th 2016: Where did it all go so right? WMAHSN free event. Birmingham.

July 2016: RCPCH, Safer in your hands. Programme here.

June 2016:  SMACC conference, Dublin (Day 3).  Programme here.

June 2016:  Euro-ELSO conference, Glasgow.

May 2016: Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grand Round.

February 2016:  Anaesthesia CME meeting, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen.

January 2016:  Presentation at human factors study day as part of OXDAT education programme, at Stoke Mandeville.

January 2016: Learning from Excellence workshop event at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Attended by over 70 delegates from around the UK. We intend to make this a regular event. The programme for the event can be seen here. Videos from this event coming soon.

January 2016: Presentation at Winter Scientific Meeting of the AAGBI. Link to video coming soon.

September 2015: PICS conference.  We recently showcased the initiative at the Paediatric Intensive Care Society conference.  Adrian’s presentation was recorded and will be available as digital video file soon.  We also presented 3 posters;  these are available to view on the following links:

  1. The concept of Learning from Excellence (a description of the background and basic fundaments of our initiative in our department)
  2. Appreciation” – a qualitative assessment of our staff’s response to the question “what would help you feel better appreciated at work?”; and how this may be related to staff retention in the NHS.
  3. The impact of excellence reporting on PICU – results of a staff survey.

June 2015:  Video presentation at GAT conference, Manchester.