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Digital Clinical Safety training

Digital Clinical Safety training is designed to provide NHS organisations and manufacturers of health IT products with training in the principles of safety, risk management and risk mitigation.

The purpose of Digital Clinical Safety training

The Digital Clinical Safety training is designed to provide those working in Health and Social Care Organisations and Manufacturers with an understanding of key clinical risk management processes, activities and documentation required to be compliant with the DCB0129 and DCB0160 standards.

We have suite of courses available, ranging from beginner to advanced digital clinical safety training. We have courses that will suite all staff at your organisation, from an introduction to digital clinical safety to advanced courses that will give Clinical Safety Officers and those working in supporting roles the knowledge and tools required to undertake clinical risk management activities and complete documentation.

Course catalogue

  1. Digital Clinical Safety - Essentials
  2. Digital Clinical Safety – Intermediate
  3. Digital Clinical Safety – Practitioner
  4. Digital Clinical Safety – Community of Practice
  5. Digital Clinical Safety – Refresher
  6. Digital Clinical Safety - Further courses

Essentials training

This e-learning is suitable for all staff working within Health and Social Care organisations or for manufacturers of Health IT. This offers a basic introduction to digital clinical safety and supports a culture of digital clinical safety across the NHS.

This course is free for NHS staff. Access Essentials of Digital Clinical Safety on e-lfh.

Non-NHS staff can purchase the e-learning for £35 (plus VAT). For multiple licences please contact [email protected]

Intermediate training

The intermediate course (also known as clinical risk management e-learning) is suitable for those working in a digital clinical safety related role or supporting those in a safety role. The training will ensure staff know the activities and documents required to support compliance with DCB 0129 and DCB 0160.

Course content:

Session 1 - Introduction to clinical safety and safety standards
Session 2 - Clinical risk management system 
Session 3 - Clinical risk management process: activities 
Session 4 - Clinical risk management process: deliverables 
Session 5 - Hazard assessment 
Section 6 - Deployment, use and decommissioning 
Session 7 - Clinical safety incidents 
Session 8 - Assessment module 

This course is free for NHS staff. Access the e-learning via the e-lfh website

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on the Clinical Safety Programme by logging in to the e-LfH hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the Clinical Risk Management programme. You can then access the Clinical Risk Management e-Learning sessions immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Those without an NHS email account will need to purchase the e-learning. Please note that the e-learning is not included in the non-NHS Practitioner course fee and needs to be ordered separately, as this is a pre-requisite for attending the course.

CPD accredited course (6.5 CPD points)

Practitioner training

Also known as the 'Foundation course', this virtual/face-face workshop-based course is designed for those working in a direct digital clinical safety role or supporting those in a safety role. The training will provide learners with the knowledge and tools to undertake the required clinical risk management activities and documentation. 

This course is a follow on to the Intermediate course for those looking to become a Clinical Safety Officer. The course starts at 9.15am for registration, finishing no later than 3pm.


Digital Clinical Safety Intermediate e-learning (also known as clinical risk management e-learning). A copy of the e-learning pass certificate should be sent to [email protected] prior to attendance.

2.5 hour pre-recorded recall consolidating theory from e-learning. A link will be sent to our NHS Futures page upon course registration.


NHS: £475 (no VAT)

Commercial: £625 + VAT (this does not include the pre-course e-learning, which you will need to purchase via our website prior to attending the course).

If you are paying by purchase order (PO) document, please note that all purchase orders should be raised to NHS England.

2023 - 2024 courses:

  • 06 April - Virtual
  • 26 April - Virtual
  • 09 May - Leeds (The Met Hotel)
  • 11 May - Virtual
  • 25 May - Virtual
  • 08 June - Virtual
  • 22 June - London (venue TBC)
  • 04 July - Leeds (venue TBC)

Register on the Digital Clinical Safety Practitioner course

Bespoke Practitioner

The Clinical Safety team are able to arrange a bespoke, closed Practitioner course for your organisation where there is a sufficient number of delegates (min 10. max 16).

These can be held virtually or at a premises of your arrangement. Please email [email protected] for further information or to discuss a quote.

CPD accredited course (7.5 CPD points, 14 point total with the Intermediate e-learning)

Community of Practice

This face-face course is suitable for all staff working within digital clinical safety. The day focusses on best practice, lessons learnt and networking. There are several key speakers from Health and Social Care, Regulation and Manufacturers. There will also be a recap of the key requirements outlined in DCB0129 and DCB0160

This is a one day course from 9.30am - 4pm. Please contact [email protected] if you are looking to book someone onto a course on their behalf. 


NHS: £225      

Commercial: £325

This price does not include VAT applicable to non-NHS organisations .

2023 - 24 courses:

Date Speakers Location
18 April 2023

Jess Allen, Medical Device updates, NHS England

Zoe Fitzsimmons and Richard Cox, Hive EPR implementation, Manchester University Hospitals

Dr Louisa Stacey, AI, Ufonia Limited

Dr Marcus Baw, Github

Dr Phil Stamp, CSO networks and ICBs, Great North Care Record

The Met Hotel, Leeds
12 September 2023

To be confirmed

Holiday Inn, London Regent's Park



Register on the Community of Practice course

CPD accredited course (6.5 CPD points)

Refresher training

This e-learning is suitable for Clinical Safety Officers and those working in supporting roles. It supports staff in remaining knowledgeable in the application of clinical risk management during the development, implementation and deployment of Health IT.

The session is based on a care scenario and will explore how to follow a CRM process by undertaking a series of activities and being able to list, develop and maintain safety documentation through a project’s life cycle. Particular attention will be given to accurate hazard identification and description and how to evidence effective mitigation from initiating to decommissioning health IT systems.

Those with an NHS email address can request free access to the training.

Those without an NHS email address can purchase access to the elearning.

Assuring AI in Healthcare: 19 April 2023

This course will be delivered by the University of York and NHS England. It aims to give those working in Health IT and clinical risk management an understanding of AI within a Healthcare setting. 

The next course will be held from 10am - 4pm on 19 April 2023 at the University of York. Full venue details will be sent out nearer the course date. 

Places will be limited to 20 delegates so please register your early interest in this course with the Digital Clinical Informatics Safety Team by contacting [email protected] All places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.


10.00 – 11.00 Block A: Introduction to challenges of AI in health and social care
Introduction to Safe Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy 
Q&A and Scenario discussion (radiologist)

11.10 to 13.00 - Block B: Introduction to ML in a clinical setting
Fundamentals of Machine Learning (ML) - Q&A
Applications of ML - Q&A
Retinal Example of Using ML in health care – Q & A and Discussions

13.30 to 15.00 Block C: Safety assurance of ML in a clinical setting
Assurance of Machine Learning in Autonomous Systems (AMLAS) & ML Safety Case -  Q&A
ML safety requirements & data management - Q&A
ML training and verification - Q & A and Discussions

15.10 to 16.00 Block D: Safety Cases for ML in a clinical setting

A certificate will be issued on completion of the course.

Cost: £300 (VAT will be applied for non-NHS organisations).

Book a place on the Assuring AI in Healthcare course 

Further Clinical Safety e-learning

series of modules to support the Clinical Risk Management e-learning programme are listed below. The modules have been created by NHS Digital’s Clinical Safety team and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH).

The programme is designed to support health and social care organisations, as well as health IT manufacturers with safety, risk management and risk mitigation training.

This is all delivered within the context of health IT by implementing the safety standards, DCB0129 and DCB0160.

These safety standards bring clinical risk management and the need for clinical safety cases to the forefront of the development and use of health IT systems.

Clinical Data Safety - the Emerging Challenge

Could your data become the cause of a clinical risk? This course will explore your organisation's exposure to data risks and how both the SCSC Data Safety Guidance and NHS Safety Standards can support your assurance of data assets.

This course is free of charge to both NHS and non-NHS attendees. The course will be delivered virtually via Zoom.

2023 - 2024 courses:

3 April 2023, 13:00 - 15:30

21 April 2023, 13:00 - 15:30

Book your place on a course.

Further information

Last edited: 21 March 2023 12:34 pm