Annual Ombudsman Lecture
|Starts:||18:30 5 May 2020|
|Ends:||20:30 5 May 2020|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Louis Appleby , Rob Behrens CBE|
Improving patient safety: using evidence and insight to prevent suicide in mental health care
In partnership with The Manchester Centre for Regulation, Governance and Public Law (ManReg) at the University of Manchester
Guest speaker Professor Louis Appleby will share insights into how health care services can be made safer for people at risk of suicide. Professor Appleby will draw on twenty years of research to demonstrate:
• the importance of connecting learning from ‘big data’ with the individual experiences of bereaved families
• how this can be used to drive improvements in mental health patient safety.
He will also consider the value of creating a ‘learn not blame’ culture that uses learning from serious incidents to improve the quality of mental health services.
Professor Appleby’s lecture will be followed by a response from Rob Behrens CBE, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. This will include reflections on the themes we see in our casework, such as those highlighted in our Missed Opportunities report.
The lecture will be of interest to policy makers, commissioners, senior leaders and service providers working in the NHS and wider health services.
About our speaker
Professor Appleby is Director of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and Director of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health.
He also leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England and the Centre for Mental Health and Safety, where he investigates suicide and self-harm at the largest research unit in this field internationally.
As the Government's former National Director for Mental Health, Professor Appleby led a national programme of reform in mental health care in England. He then became National Clinical Director for Health and Criminal Justice. From 2013-2019, he was a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission.
The lecture will take place from 6.30-8.00pm on 5 May at the University of Manchester. This will be followed by refreshments until 8.30pm.
Attendance is free but registration is required.
Doors will open at 6pm. We ask that you arrive by 6.15pm.
Professor Louis Appleby
Role: Director of Psychiatry
Organisation: University of Manchester
Rob Behrens CBE
Role: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Organisation: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre B