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Clinical Risk Management Training

Clinical risk management 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 clinical risk management training

Clinical risk management training is designed to provide health and social care organisations and manufacturers of health IT products with training in the principles of safety, risk management and risk mitigation, all within the context of health IT by implementing the safety standards, DCB0129 and DCB0160.

The Foundation Course

The course is split into two parts. The first part is an online e-learning course, comprising of the following 8 sessions:

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 

The second part is a one-day, classroom based, workshop style of learning, designed to help achieve understanding of how to apply the theory in working practices and support within the role of Clinical Safety Officer. This course is called the Foundation Course.

Completion of the e-learning and the face-to-face sessions are worth 14 continuing professional development (CPD) points.

Clinical risk management e-learning

Part one of the Foundation Course (the e-learning modules) can be accessed for FREE by anyone with an NHS email account.

Those without an NHS email account can purchase access to the e-learning.

Those with an NHS email address can access any e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) programme with an e-LfH account. If you don't have one, then you can register by selecting the 'Register' button on the right hand side of the e-LfH homepage.

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.

How to apply for the Foundation Course

For those who are in, or joining, a CSO role, further training is required once the e-learning has been successfully completed with a pass achieved. This course is also suitable for non-clinicians supporting health IT.

The Foundation Course provides the knowledge and tools to achieve compliance with the safety standards and empower clinical safety officers to sign off and approve safety documentation.

The courses are held for one day from 9am - 4.30pm. Completion of the e-Learning is essential prior to attending the workshop. A copy of the e-Learning pass certificate should be sent to prior to attendance.


NHS: £475

Commercial: £625

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

2019/2020 courses

  • 10th Sept - London- FULL- The Montague on the Gardens, Red Carnation, London
  • 8th October- Leeds- Venue tbc
  • 12th November- Leeds- venue tbc
  • 4th December- London- venue tbc
  • 21st January- Leeds- venue tbc

Register on the Foundation course

Clinical Safety Community of Interest Course

The Clinical Safety Community of Interest Course (CSCOI), previously known as the Revalidation Course, contains:

  • a stronger emphasis on sharing best practice and networking
  • case studies presented by members of the clinical safety community
  • recent developments in health IT, including a key speaker where possible

There will also be a recap of the key requirements outlined in DCB0129 and DCB0160

This course is for both clinicians and non-clinicians. Clinicians attending this course will be issued with 6.5 CPD points.

This is a one day course from 9am - 4.30pm.


NHS: £225      

Commercial: £325

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

2019 courses:

Date Speakers Location
24 September 2019

Key Speaker- Stuart Hall, CSO, Genomics England

Case Study (1) Chris Barham, CCIO, Queen Victoria Hospital

Case Study (2) Melissa Andison, Associate CCIO, Surrey and Boarders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Wesley Hotel & Conference Venue, London

4 February 2020 TBC Leeds venue tbc

Register on the CSCOI course

Bespoke courses

The Clinical Safety team are able to arrange a bespoke, closed course for your organisation where there is a sufficient number of delegates (min 10 max 20) This can be for either the Foundation or CSCOI course.

These will be held at a premises of your arrangement. Please email for further information or to discuss a quote.

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Further Clinical Safety e-learning

A series of new modules have been launched to support the Clinical Risk Management e-learning programme. 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.

Community of interest

Session 1 - SMART
Session 2 - Applications and wearables
Session 3 - Software as a Medical Device

Best practice guidelines

Session 1 - Telehealth
Session 2 - Safety Critical Systems

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Last edited: 22 August 2019 9:09 am