Patient Safety

The RCSEd Patient Safety Group (PSG) have made sure maximising patient safety and ensuring the highest possible standards of patient care have been at the heart of the College’s activity.

The PSG are excited to mark the first World Patient Safety Day by launching the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh new Patient Safety Webinar series. This series features contributions from renowned world experts in the patient safety arena drawn from a wide range of disciplines including surgery, anaesthetics, clinical psychology and law. Topics covered include WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, Medical Error, Systems approaches to improving patient safety, Morbidity and Mortality Meetings, Duty of Candour, Team Simulation and Informed Consent.

Topic Date Broadcast
Successes and failures implementing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist 21st November 2019
Designing Safety: Redefining Safety and Quality Reviews 12th December 2019
Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons: Global approaches to improving patient safety 30th January 2020
What about you: reflections on how you can make small changes that make a real difference to your day to day working 4th February 2020
The problem with 'Medical Error' 27th February 2020
Psychological insights on intra-operative decision making 13th May 2020
Informed Consent - why sharing the decision is safer for everyone 25th June 2020
Confidential reporting and surgical safety (CORESS) 8th July 2020
Helping Surgeons when things go wrong 6th August 2020
Embedding the Professional Duty of Candour 13th August 2020

The archived webinar recordings are a RCSEd member benefit resource for all Fellows, Members and Affiliates.

Please contact the e-learning team at if you have any issues accessing these resources.

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