About ABHI

Patient Safety

The group works to establish the HealthTech industry as a trusted partner for improving patient safety by reducing ‘never events’ and providing key inputs to the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • Chair - Mike Fairbourn, BD
  • Vice Chair - Ian Duncalf, B Braun
  • Identified “never events” to address as an industry group.
  • Developed a  patient safety paper which focussed on five key areas of concern in patient safety.
  • Industry presence at HSJ Patient Safety Congress where industry paper on behaviour modification was launched.
  • Raising the profile of the current and future impact of HealthTech on key UK patient safety issues.
  • To foster collaborations between industry and relevant stakeholders.
  • To prioritise areas of the Patient Safety Strategy where industry can offer most traction.
Useful Resources  

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“From the adoption of automated processes that delivers safe practices, to education and training in technology and cross-sector partnerships, HealthTech has a vital role to play in supporting patient safety initiatives. I am proud to part of an industry that plays such a positive role in contributing to this vital work.”
Mike Fairbourn, Vice President & General Manager, UK & Ireland, BD & Patient Safety Group Chair