The Future for Patient Safety Investigations

The draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill has been published, representing a significant landmark for safety and transparency in the NHS. The bill introduces the creation of a new independent arms-length investigative body (HSSIB) that will create ‘safe spaces’ in which investigations can be conducted. However, the bill also makes provision for HSSIB to accredit local NHS trusts to carry out their own investigations. Now is therefore the time for trusts to review their investigation procedures across the country.

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to explore the current framework for patient safety investigations and learn how to improve your investigation procedures. Engaging with our expert panel and your peers, you will gain practical guidance on how to support staff and families, create a culture of learning and respond decisively to make improvements.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Understanding the current legislative framework for patient investigations and your responsibilities
  • Overview of the new Health Service Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB), it’s impact and new legal powers
  • What are the main obstacles to effective patient safety investigations and how to overcome them
  • How does the Duty of Candour fit into patient safety investigations?
  • Establishing a culture of learning, not blame: creating a ‘safe space’ for an investigation to thrive
  • Responding decisively in order to learn lessons and make improvements
  • How have other organisations developed a focus on learning from mistakes?
  • Establishing effective governance principles to support investigations
  • What can we learn from other industries and their post-accident investigations?

About the Event:

In the morning session you will receive a comprehensive overview of the current legislative framework for patient investigations, what your responsibilities are and how you can better execute them in practice.

In the afternoon session, you will hear from good practice case studies that are exhibiting high standards in patient safety investigations and gain practical guidance to take back to your setting.  

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from those who are interested in or have a responsibility for patient safety investigations, including but not limited to: patient safety teams, governance and risk leads, HR officials, quality managers, legal teams, line managers, board members, commissioners and PALS teams.


For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Thursday 24th May 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event will be located in Zone 1 Central London, exact location TBC

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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