Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

"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

Nurses
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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Doctors
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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OTHER PROFESSIONALS
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 Claire Park

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

Dr Michael Stein

Emerging Disruptive Therapies for Cancer

Dr Anu Mitra

Looking after the team after major incidents, Grenfell Fire

Dame Inga Beale

Leadership and Trust

Dr Clare Gerada

Why are doctors so unhappy and Supporting Doctors in crises

Dr Richard Smith

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

Professor Alex Sia

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

Mary Anne Hilliard and David Wessel

How a re-invigorated safety programme can save dollars

Tom Williams

The story of Bloodgate - from a player’s perspective

Lord Adonis

Brexit – what now?

Dr Robin Warshafsky

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

Captain Steve Allright

Taking the fear out of flying

Billy Monger

Inspiration, Attitude and Resilience

Chris Connell

Challenging Complexity

Assistant Commissioner Andy Roe

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

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 Jo Delahunty QC

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

Steve Richards

State of the Nation and its Leaders!

Nicole Stott

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

Amy Pope

Building coalitions and systems to proactively deal with crises

Dr Mike Christian

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

Yvonne Coghill

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

Professor Mark Wilson

Using technology to train and maximise bystander response in emergencies

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
Why we are Likely to get it Wrong
06
Mar

Why we are Likely to get it Wrong

'Medical errors are an inevitable outcome of the human cognitive system working within the complex and sometimes chaotic healthcare system...'

Reflections on Risky Business 2019
27
Feb

Reflections on Risky Business 2019

'...lessons that I was able to take from the incredible collection of speakers at last year’s conference have proven invaluable...'

Changing Culture Can be Challenging
24
Feb

Changing Culture Can be Challenging

'...other industries would not countenance the error rates that are daily found in medicine.'

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Our Next Conferences

South Africa 2020

11 - 12 March 2020. Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town

London 2020

04-05 June 2020
Kings Palce London

Boston 2020

Nov 2020
Boston