Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

LONDON 2020 conference

Trust and Authentic Leadership
4 - 5 June 2020, london
This years conference will focus on authentic leadership, latest safety initiatives and well being in healthcare and other industries.
John Sutherland
John Sutherland
John is a former Commander for London Metropolitan Police. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller 'Blue: A Memoir' which tells the remarkable stories of his policing life and describes his battle with crippling depression.
Yassmin is a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate. She has delivered keynotes and workshops in over 20 countries on unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. Her TED talk, What does my headscarf mean to you, has been viewed over two million times and was chosen as one of TED’s top ten ideas of 2015
Emmanuel Mankura
Emmanuel Mankura
Emmanuel is the Tribal Elder of the Maasai, a semi nomadic tribe from southern Kenya. He speaks passionately about many of the challenges he has faced in his tribal community such as developing leadership, empowering others to take responsibility and creating a culture which is motivated, value-based and embraces change.
Chief Executive of The Clink Charity which trains prisoners to gain City and Guilds qualifications (NVQ’s) in food service, food preparation and horticulture. When released they are found employment and mentored weekly by The Clink to help them re-adjust back into society.
Consultant in Emergency and Aeromedical Retrieval Medicine. From 2004 until 2019 he was the lead consultant for Scotland’s Emergency Medical Retrieval Service. Stephen has an interest in high performance teams and human performance under pressure and has written a book on the subject.
Founder of HorseBack UK, which uses horsemanship to rehabilitate wounded service personnel, supported by Help for Heroes. He also spent a decade within the Royal Marines Commandos. He was deployed all over the world and progressed to a helicopter pilot for the Royal Navy and the British Army.
Senior Global Health Expert with the European Commission. Lecturer, writer and policy advisor on sustainability, environmental and economic risk, with 20+ years experience in almost 30 countries
Former British Special Forces Soldier, involved in Counter Terrorism operations and distinguished career in the private security sector. 2 x World Record Holder for cycling The Pan American Highway - the longest motorable road in the world, at 14,000 miles.
Experienced coach, advisor and organisational leader with a distinguished career in the voluntary sector. Time To Think qualified practitioner.
"Risky Business is a superb conference, providing a unique opportunity to learn from the hard won experience of front line professionals working in high stakes industries around the world."
Dr Kevin Fong, University College London Hospital

our conference is aimed at

The complexity of healthcare demands exceptional skills in Leadership and Teamwork. It also requires that we can react to incredibly challenging situations at a moment’s notice. Our conference speakers have extraordinary stories to tell which address many of these issues.

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This is a patient safety conference with a big difference. Exceptional speakers, from a wide array of high risk environments, share their stories of endeavour, safety, risk, human factors, systems and quality improvement.

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Our motivational and world renown speakers tell their own stories of overcoming seemingly impossible odds. The lessons we can all draw from their experiences will help us manage risk and make our work environments safer, more efficient and happier places.

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London 2019 talks

Here's the latest talks from our London 2019 Conference.

Dr Richard Smith

Lessons for pre-hospital triage and “when to break protocol” during a major disaster

Captain Steve Allright

Taking the fear out of flying

Lord Adonis

Brexit – what now?

Yvonne Coghill

Diversity in our workforces – how do we practically make this happen

Assistant Commissioner Andy Roe

Lessons from Grenfell – when is it appropriate to break “SOPs”

Amy Pope

Building coalitions and systems to proactively deal with crises

Nicole Stott

Teamwork in remote settings of the International Space Station and Aquarius Undersea Research Base

Professor Silvia Schievano and Mr Owase Jeelan

"Ultimate team work: translational research innovation using virtual reality and 3D printing to facilitate multiple surgical teams in 23 hour operation to separate conjoined twins "

Professor Mark Wilson

Using technology to train and maximise bystander response in emergencies

Chris Connell

Challenging Complexity

Dr Robin Warshafsky

Personal tragedy intersects with patient safety - what happens to the horse when the cart is put before it

Dr Anu Mitra

Looking after the team after major incidents, Grenfell Fire

Steve Richards

State of the Nation and its Leaders!

Dr Michael Stein

Emerging Disruptive Therapies for Cancer

Billy Monger

Inspiration, Attitude and Resilience

Professor Jo Delahunty QC

Lessons to be learnt from large scale disasters like Hillsborough to intimate tragedies such as the death of an abused baby

Tom Williams

The story of Bloodgate - from a player’s perspective

Mary Anne Hilliard and David Wessel

How a re-invigorated safety programme can save dollars

Dr Clare Gerada

Why are doctors so unhappy and Supporting Doctors in crises

Dame Inga Beale

Leadership and Trust

Professor Alex Sia

What can be achieved by a whole hospital system change in cognitive behavior and safety culture

Dr Mike Christian

Adapting to a fluid and fast-moving situation during a major disaster

Dr Claire Park

“In the line of fire” – applying lessons from combat situations to similar civilian crises

latest news

We have been really honoured to have so many influential speakers attending all our conferences. We are now aiming to write blogs each week to assist website viewers to link our talks to current events both inside healthcare and more generally
Risky Business Events Offer Alternative Ideas on Safety

Risky Business Events Offer Alternative Ideas on Safety

Professor James Reason is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Manchester University and the paradox at the heart of patient safety.

In memory of Dr. Brian Kavanagh

In memory of Dr. Brian Kavanagh

It is with sadness that we share the news that Dr. Brian Kavanagh passed away on June 15, 2019. Brian had been unwell over recent months and his passing is a monumental loss to the Hospital for Sick Children, the University of Toronto and the field of critical care worldwide. 

A Real Impact on Society

A Real Impact on Society

Risky Business’s purpose is having a real impact on society. Each visit to the conference shows just how much we still have to learn...

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