Nasa expert who led Columbia inquiry to meet NHS staff
Flight safety manager Dr Nigel Packham will speak at the Planetarium in Glasgow.
A Nasa scientist who led the review into the space shuttle Columbia disaster will speak to Scottish health workers about patient care.
Flight safety manager Dr Nigel Packham will visit the Planetarium in Glasgow on Wednesday to address a 120-strong audience.
He will focus on minimising the risk to patients, improving safety and the quality of their experience in care.
The event organised by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) is part of a series of seminars connecting health professionals with experts from all over the world.
HIS medical director Dr Brian Robson said: "We are delighted to welcome Dr Packham to Scotland and to provide this unique learning opportunity for NHS and social care staff.
"The care we deliver aims to be amongst the best in the world, but sometimes things can go wrong.
"We work with NHS boards and integration joint boards across Scotland to improve the management of patient safety and to share lessons regarding these events.
"This is crucial to continually improve person-centred, safe and effective delivery of care."
Seven people died when the space shuttle Columbia broke disintegrated as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere on February 1, 2003.