Please make sure you book your place by Friday 1st September.
Every day we make mistakes; we pick up the wrong set of keys from the kitchen drawer, pick up the wrong identical suitcase from the airport carousel, or, in the case of the Oscars, we give the wrong near identical envelope to Warren Beatty. What happens when things go wrong in surgery where the consequences can be much more serious? While attention, quite rightly, focuses on patient need when things go wrong, the aim of this event is to examine how medical professionals can be better supported and trained to cope with these adverse events.
Eminent speakers from around the UK will present the latest research in the area and will consider the personal impact when complications and errors arise in surgery, dealing with stress and maintaining wellbeing, and what can be done when things go wrong.
While the focus is on surgeons, it is clear that those in other medical professions (e.g. nurses, midwives, GPs) face similar issues in the workplace. Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend. Attendance is free for BU staff. For further details please visit www.surgeonwellbeing.co.uk or contact Professor Siné McDougall (firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 61722) with any queries.