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Investigation education

We offer an education programme to the NHS delivered by professional healthcare safety investigation experts.

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The aims of our investigation education programme are to:

  • support a professional approach to healthcare safety investigations
  • improve local patient safety investigation in NHS trusts
  • encourage the adoption of a just culture approach (where staff involved in a patient safety incident are treated in a consistent, constructive and fair way)


We’ve developed our curriculum based on the training we provide to our national investigation and maternity investigation teams.

Our education programme is based on investigation science, which is a combination of elements from:

  • safety science
  • investigation process
  • investigation skills
  • investigation strategy and leadership

We've currently got spaces available on two of our short courses:

What can you expect from our courses?

Who can attend

Our courses are aimed at NHS staff in health and social care settings who are involved in safety investigations for learning. We offer a range of courses and standalone sessions to support development in investigation science, to help embed professional safety investigations across the NHS.

Courses run online and are free of charge to attend for NHS staff.

Our team

Our investigation education team is made up of experts from the fields of human factors, engineering, law, systems engineering, psychology, investigation practice and sociology.