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 box package. 

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 specific sessions.

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 Plan template

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 investigations.

“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 patient safety."