Tuesday

Gerry McCann's financial backer, Sir Richard Branson, to give "Safety of Patients in NHS" keynote speech


Sir Richard Branson is due to give the keynote speech at a summit to discuss the safety of patients in the NHS.

The Patients Association's meeting will bring together NHS trust chairs, chief executives and top NHS managers to discuss how safety issues are addressed and their responsibilities in different sectors of the health service.

Among the other speakers will be health minister Lord Darzi, Anna Walker, the Chief Executive of the Healthcare Commission and the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson.

Sir Liam will address the summit on "Clinical Awareness: What Non-Executives Need To Know".

Lord Darzi is due to speak on: "Safety Through the Eyes of A Surgeon".

Delegates will be welcomed by the Patients Association's president Claire Rayner.

The summit is being held at the Harrogate International Centre, in North Yorkshire.


Sir Richard, you might want to start with these two first - they need advice on keeping children safe.