Effective Operating Theatres Summit: Improving Quality, Safety, Productivity and Patient Experience

8:00AM - 5:00PM 25th Sep 2020 Venue : De Vere West One Conference Centre Non-BOA Event

It is crucial that operating theatres are functioning at their optimum level. Not only do theatres provide critical patient interventions, but they are also responsible for a substantial proportion of both the total expenditure and income generated at every acute hospital. This Summit focuses on the Effective Operating Theatre; Improving Quality, Safety, Productivity and Patient Experience. Through national updates, practical case studies and extended interactive sessions, the conference aims to support you to productivity and practice in your theatre.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve theatre performance
  • Understand the national context and developments
  • Improve efficiency and productivity in your operating theatre
  • Measure, monitor and drive improvement in your theatre performance
  • Understanding what optimum theatre usage looks like
  • Reflect on the operating theatre of the future including the role of new technologies such as virtual reality
  • Develop your skills in effective team-working and leadership in theatres
  • Challenge and change behaviour in theatres to support staff, improve resilience and reduce bullying 
  • Develop the role of surgical prehabilitation to improve outcomes and reduce cancellations 



Professor Derek Alderson
Royal College of Surgeons

Prof Tim Briggs CBE
National Director of Clinical Improvement and Chair
GIRFT Programme

Professor Doug McWhinnie
International Association for Ambulatory Surgery

 Further information can be found below.