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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
In memory of Dr. Brian Kavanagh
12
Jul

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
19
Jun

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...

Risky Business 2019 - A Student’s Perspective
13
Jun

Risky Business 2019 - A Student’s Perspective

As a medical student, an aspiring Anaesthetist and Pre-Hospitalist and a Human Factors enthusiast, when I was offered the chance to attend Risky Business 2019, I jumped at the opportunity.

What Our Speakers Learned at Risky Business London 2019
12
Jun

What Our Speakers Learned at Risky Business London 2019

Read what our acclaimed and popular speakers thought of their experience at our London conference.

Prof. Yves d'Udekem Reflects on Risky Business, London 2019
12
Jun

Prof. Yves d'Udekem Reflects on Risky Business, London 2019

I was amazed to what extent the lessons taken from the conference are likely to influence my future professional life.

Welcome to our 17th International Risky Business Conference
20
May

Welcome to our 17th International Risky Business Conference

We are very excited about Risky Business London 2019 and proud to be presenting one of our most inspiring programmes ever.

Welcome to our 5th Risky Business Paediatric Conference
20
May

Welcome to our 5th Risky Business Paediatric Conference

Thank you for joining us for one of our most exciting Risky Business London Paediatric days.

HALT is a High-Risk Environment
15
May

HALT is a High-Risk Environment

Two significant pieces of medical news appeared recently. The first pointed to the crisis in recruitment and retention of GPs to the NHS.

Honesty Pays
06
May

Honesty Pays

I have just watched some interviews with politicians following the local election results. Clearly the British public have delivered a message to the two big parties however the responses from various representatives appear to be one of denial.

Caring is about Supportive Leadership
24
Apr

Caring is about Supportive Leadership

The next Risky Business Event in June 2019 focuses on crisis management, leadership, innovation and wellbeing. It is my view that if we are going to help people work safely we have to look after the wellbeing of our staff.

Intentional or Unintentional - It is still predictable risk?
17
Apr

Intentional or Unintentional - It is still predictable risk?

The recent closure of the Gatwick Runway in Dec 2018 was covered in a Panorama documentary. It highlighted the cost of disruption to 140,000 passengers and the airlines which alone lost 50 million pounds.

10th anniversary of ‘Bloodgate'
15
Apr

10th anniversary of ‘Bloodgate'

This is how the incident was reported on the BBC website...

Human Error Again?
01
Apr

Human Error Again?

There was an excellent 3-part film aired this week on BBC 4 reflecting on the case of the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe.

How was Risky Business Born? Part I
01
Apr

How was Risky Business Born? Part I

As we approach Risky Business 2019, Guy (friend, colleague, former pilot & cofounder) and I were sitting at Tutti’s coffee shop and reminiscing about how it all started on the back of an envelope in Tutti’s around 15 years ago.

How was Risky Business Born? Part II
01
Apr

How was Risky Business Born? Part II

How we chose the themes and speakers for Risky Business London 2019

Wrong Side or Wrong Site?
27
Mar

Wrong Side or Wrong Site?

This week we were treated to the news about a BA flight that took off from London and ended up in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf, Germany.

Lives Changed Forever
25
Mar

Lives Changed Forever

I am sure we were all horrified at the carnage that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand last week. In many ways it brings home to everyone the fragility of life and how, because of a moment of madness by a crazed and misguided individual, families' lives can be changed forever.

Mystery and Magic at Risky Business London
20
Mar

Mystery and Magic at Risky Business London

As a former hostage and crisis negotiator I simply love removing the mystery and revealing the magic surrounding communication skills and tactics that can help everyone connect, understand and influence with ease. 

737 Max – Lessons for Healthcare?
15
Mar

737 Max – Lessons for Healthcare?

One of the things that struck me this week was the developing contagion following the tragic air accident in Ethiopia involving a similar aircraft to the Indonesian crash last year.

Conference Speakers Risky Business London 2019
13
Mar

Conference Speakers Risky Business London 2019

How professionals deal with risk is one of the themes covered at our London Conference 2019, 6th & 7th June, Kings Place. Read the Risky Business Blog.

Risky Business Events Are Always Topical
11
Mar

Risky Business Events Are Always Topical

Looking through today’s Times newspaper it is amazing how many of the topics addressed in a single issue will feature at our next Risky Business conference on June 5-7.

Risk Management  - A Common Sense Mindset?
10
Mar

Risk Management - A Common Sense Mindset?

Risk Management along with Patient Safety are two of the main themes of Risky Business Event talks. Find out more about the benefits of attending.

Perceptions of Risk and Safety, A Nursing Perspective
08
Mar

Perceptions of Risk and Safety, A Nursing Perspective

Nursing professionals & risk. Gill Rogers writes about how much Risky Business Events talks have inspired her as a nursing practitioner.

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Our Next Conferences

London 2019

5-7 June 2019
Kings Place, London

South Africa 2019

23rd - 24th Oct 2019. Venue to be confirmed

Toronto 2020

5-6 November 2020
Sheraton Centre, Toronto