SI COP - Training in a Box
Since it was set up in 2016 our Serious Incidents Community
of Practice (SI COP) has developed a range of initiatives to improve incident
investigation and enrich learning for safer care.
The SI COP builds on the collaborative ethos of sharing
across the system to support patient safety. The COP has members from acute
trusts, CCGs, mental health and community organisations, all bringing their experience
and learning to the forum.
One of its major impacts has been the training of more than
150 people on the principles of conducting a serious incident
investigation. The SI COP has now packaged up its collective learning and
experiences from these sessions to create its Serious Incident Training in a
This free resource contains everything needed for
individuals to deliver the course in their own organisation. As well as
presentation materials, the In a Box package includes background to the course, suggested video clips and guidance on how to run
The content can be delivered by anyone with experience
of conducting serious incident investigations, and SI COP members are on hand
to offer advice to those planning to deliver the training.
This is the latest in a long line of resources developed by the
SI COP. Other items include a duty of candour leaflet and also patient info
leaflet that Trusts can adapt for their own use - find them all here.
Additionally the Embedding Learning work stream
has looked at the action plans that arise from a serious incident review,
and how to ensure that the action are completed, reviewed and
possibly, most importantly, the learning is embedded to prevent a further
incident. They've created a collection of approaches in this Ideas
Guide which can be used alongside this Action
Commenting on the SI COP’s work Jacqui Parfitt, Programme
Manager at KSS AHSN, said: "In less than three years the SI COP has made
an amazing, long-lasting contribution in the field of Serious Incidents
“From training more than 150 individuals to creating a range
of resources, guides and information, the team has ensured that its learnings,
passion and knowledge can be shared and replicated across the region to support