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Managing Clinical Risk — a local workshop for clinical staff

Benefits of the workshop

Clinical risk management is a key component of clinical governance. Healthcare organizations are required to have comprehensive risk management programmes in place to develop and implement clinical risk management activities, including to identify, investigate and take action to prevent incidents and adverse events.

This workshop is designed to help clinical teams who need to further develop clinical risk management and adverse events handling. It includes principles, research evidence relevant to clinical risk management and practical tools and guidance for identifying and assessing risks.

Intended participants

The workshop is designed for clinical staff with responsibility for leading and for participating in clinical risk management and incident reporting in their clinical services.

Learning objectives

The workshop helps participants to learn:

  • principles of risk management
  • an understanding of the key concepts and terms involved
  • international evidence on the incidence of adverse events in healthcare organizations and the implications
  • how to identify risks in clinical services
  • how to encourage incident and adverse event reporting
  • practical tools for analysing an incident and finding the root causes
  • techniques to help clinical groups analyse the process and/or systems failures that might contribute to an incident
  • guidance on approaches for gaining commitment from colleagues for action to handle risks.
Venue and format

In order to involve as many clinical staff as possible, we provide the workshop at a local level and at a time most convenient to the participants. We travel to your organization and provide the workshop onsite.

The workshop includes presentations of principles, evidence, practical tools, and individual and group work. Individuals and groups decide how to identify and assess risks, analyse adverse events, identify causes of problems, analyse processes or systems that are key in an adverse event and plan how to gain commitment to action plans. The workshop starts at 9.15 am and ends at 4.30 pm.


Each participant receives a copy of a 90–page book that includes principles, evidence summaries, step-by-step guidance, examples and practical assignments to do in the workshop. Certificates of participation in the workshop are provided.

What participants say about the workshop

Participant comments about the workshop include:

'Material was very informative with examples, statistical findings was very good. Definitions were also very good'

'The booklet handed out was most valuable. Also the tutor clarifying correct processes'

'All of it was valuable. Was all very interesting, delivery was very good, lots of interaction'

'The facilitator was very good and knowledgeable'.


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