Incentivising Better Patient Safety 2019/2020 - Information sessions

Register now to attend an information session in your region

The evidence is clear. When maternity staff take part in best practice training, the outcomes for women and babies in their care improve.
Over the next year, we’ll continue to encourage Victorian public health services to train 80% of their clinical staff in areas which make a difference to the lives of our newest Victorians. In return, participating hospitals will receive a refund on VMIA obstetric insurance premiums. For large health services this is 5%, while smaller health services save at least $15,000.

Information sessions

To help you take part in the Incentivising Better Patient Safety program in 2019/2020, we’re running a series of information sessions in June.

These will cover updates to this year’s program, trends in claims and how hospitals around Victoria have embraced the training which is recommended as part of the program.  

You’ll also hear from a guest speaker on either Medical Indemnity Claims: Closing the loop and lessons from losses; or What happens after a birth injury: Dispelling myths and understanding the process in medical negligence litigation.

Who should attend

If you are a clinical midwifery educator, birth suite unit manager, maternity services manager, medical director or executive at your health service, these information sessions will provide you with a helpful guide to the Incentivising Better Patient Safety program in 2019/2020. Birth suite clinicians may also find these sessions useful. 

Information Session Dates

  • Grampians Region: Tuesday 11 June at Ballarat Health Service
  • Loddon Mallee: Wednesday 12 June at Bendigo Health
  • Hume Region: Thursday 13 June at Northeast Health Wangaratta 
  • Gippsland Region: Friday 14 June at Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Metropolitan Melbourne: Monday 17 June at VMIA
  • Barwon South Western Region: Tuesday 18th June at Colac Area Health

You can register for a session here.