Healthcare Learning Pathway

We are pleased to introduce the new Healthcare Learning Pathway, which has been developed in response to the NHS Patient Safety Syllabus 2021.

We know that at least 1 in 10 of patient admissions may lead to harm. In 2017 nearly £1.5 billion was spent on clinical negligence claims; this is expected to double by 2023. The total liability for ongoing medical negligence cases could be as much as £56.1 billion (NHS Resolution.)

With the global pandemic, there is a need for us to adapt healthcare short courses to provide virtual/online courses and e-learning has become more urgent. A major strand of the new NHS Patient Safety Strategy involves Health Education England (HEE) developing the first-ever system-wide Patient Safety Syllabus. We are pleased to support this exciting initiative.

Professor Sue Hignett, Dr Mike Fray, and Dr Thomas Jun have been working with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), and others to develop a Healthcare Learning Pathway in consultation with Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), NHS England/Improvement, Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN) and Health Education England.