Hi Cass, sorry I've been a while in responding I've had quite a busy time in work.
OK your presentation:
"How can you ensure patient safety is maintained and the highest quality of care delivered?"
Basic clinical governance is what I would be looking for really, so think about identifying clinical risks, looking at incident reporting and identifying trends. Medication errors is a good one with that. Ensuring evidence based practice, safe staffing levels and well educated motivate staff, all comes down to clear and present clinical leadership which is firmly in the remit of a band 6 nurse. Responding to patient complaints and concerns and presenting action plans for improvement where needed.
Take a look at the Stafford enquiry and other documents around that, it'll give you clues as to the failings there, and think about nurses, doctors and managers working collaboratively to make sure we are providing a safe, effective and efficient service.
High quality care, there are performance indicators that will help with that, things like infection rates (C-Diff and MRSA obviously key here) pressure ulcer prevalence, hand hygiene and taking nursing back to basic care all important things to mention.
Have a look at what's going on in your area with the safer patient initiative and mention that, and try to find out what your heads of nursing sees as the priorities in your area.
Let us know how you get on