Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

Risky Business London 2019

Crisis management, new technologies and team well-being.

5th to 7th June 2019 @ Kings Place Conference Centre in London

Welcome to our 9th Risky Business London conference which will run over 3 days this year. The 1st day (June 5th) is entitled Risky Business Medical Day - The packed programme will include short sharp focused talks from senior frontline colleagues from our partner hospitals worldwide. They will share their experiences of their latest patient safety, improvement and innovation initiatives in their organisations. Days 2 & 3 of the conference will focus on cross industry learning through sharing experiences & ideas between those who operate in risky environments such as business, emergency services, exploration, sport & healthcare

The aim being to improve safety & outcomes in healthcare and other high risk industries

The event is tailored to professionals from all walks of life including healthcare, emergency services, industry, business, military, sport, arts and exploration.Almost all of our previous RB London events have been sold out so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

“I want to congratulate you on a hugely successful conference. There really isn’t anything like it that melds intelligent content with humour, drama and stimulation. The BMJ is very happy to be involved.

Rebecca Coombes,Head of News and Views, BMJ

“Thank you so much. I really really enjoyed it, and I was very privileged to be part of something so worthwhile and so well run. And I recognise the long sacrifice you and others have made in your lives for our benefit! Wow.

Prof Harold Thimbleby

Themes for RB London 2019 include:

  • Crisis Management - lessons from recent disasters in Manchester and London. Real life stories from front-line emergency services and hospital teams: what they learnt, working together and supporting colleagues after such horrific events.
  • Risk takers – what makes them tick and how do we protect them – F1, Rugby, Healthcare
  • Breaking the rules, when is it right to do so.
  • Myth Busters such as do we really still need ward rounds
  • Well-Being – psychological, diet and sleep.
  • Avoiding and dealing with Distractions - from flight decks, drug administration to television presenters
  • Managing Social media and cyber security in hospitals
  • Innovators, start-ups, disrupters, and new technologies
  • Dealing with deadlock - with colleagues and patients
  • Leadership and teamwork – "how would I deal with that?"
  • CPR – what’s new and taking technologies to the patient eg Goodsam App, video cams and extracorporeal resuscitation
  • Diversity and inclusion – how to make a pragmatic difference
  • Developing our next generation

Speakers so far include:

  • Professor Jo Delahunty QC is one of the UK’s leading barristers specialising in cases concerned with families and children.
  • Prof Uyve Udekem – From Cave Exploring to cardiac surgery
  • Lord Adonis – Labour party politician, academic and journalist. Brexit – what nowh change in education
  • Dr Richard Smith, Consultant Trauma Resuscitation Anaesthetist, Royal Stoke University Hospital. Manchester Bombing - emergency responder
  • Mark O’Brien – Cognitive institute, whole system safety culture change programme - Singapore group
  • Prof David Wessel – CMO Children’s National Hospital, Washington DC plus Hospital Lawyer on their successful systematic programme to reduce litigation in their organisation.
  • Dr Mike Christianson – Head Safety HEMS – First responder on London Bridge terrorist attack.
  • Prof Mark Wilson, neurosurgeon & prehospital medicine expert, St Mary’s Hospital and air ambulance, founder of Goodsam Resuscitaiton App
  • Prof Richard Lyon – Consultant in Emergency Medicine at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, HEMS Consultant and Director of Research for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance – use of video assisted technologies in improving out of hospital arrest resuscitation.
  • Prof Tim Briggs CBE – MD RNOH, President British Orthopaedic Association, National Director Clinical Quality and Efficiency , National Lead for the getting it right first time (GIRFT) programme
  • Billy “the Whizz” Mongor – Young racing driver who lost both his legs in a horrific F4 racing accident at Donnington Park in 2017 aged 17 years. Now back in racing hoping to become a F1 driver. (to be confirmed)
  • Nick Fry former CEO Aston Martin and Mercedes F1 Team. Leadership and how they would have managed “this”.in the motor industry.
  • Dr Michael Stein – Chairman and CEO Oxstem, Co-Founder the Map of Medicine and Doctor care anywhere and The Trillion Fund – Future of regenerative stem cell therapy and disruptive technologies.
  • Christopher J Connell, Chief Hospital Design Officer, Cleveland Clinic.
  • Captain Antonia de Lieto – Senior Instructor, Centre for Simulator Maritime Training, Carnival Corporation and Author: Costa Concordia: Anatomy of an organisational accident.
  • Yvonne Coghill, CBE, OBE FRCN (Hon) Fellow KCL; Director – NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Implementation Group. Speaking on Diversity – how do we practically make this happen.