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Additional Resources

Many additional resources and further information to support implementation of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) can be found on FutureNHS platform (requires registering on the site).

Here are some resources that you might find useful:


Communications toolkit – a range of PowerPoint slides designed for: NHS patient safety teams; Trust and ICB CEOs, MDs and DoNs; Stakeholders including royal colleges, trade unions, other ALBs, regulators, patient groups etc; NHS England staff; All other NHS staff; and Patients and public.

Early Adopters Evaluation

Example Patient safety incident response plans – produced by PSIRF early adopters while testing the introductory Framework throughout March 2020-April 2022

PSIRF Pilot Evaluation Report – December 21 and Evaluation report annexes – This report sets out the findings from the evaluation of the pilot implementation of the PSIRF with 25 ‘Early Adopter’ organisations, made up of 18 healthcare providers and seven commissioning organisations in England.

Early adopter interviews – series of short film clips


Overview of PSIRF training requirements – NHS podcast which focuses on the training NHS organisations should ensure staff undertake as part of their preparation for the implementation of the PSIRF by Autumn 2023

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) Courses – range of training courses to support NHS trusts to implement and use PSIRF and general safety investigation courses

User Guide – Training and Development Services – information about the Training & Development Services framework and to provide practical support to contracting authorities who wish to access and procure services.  This includes the following courses:

  • Systems Approach to Learning from Patient Safety Incidents Oversight Training
  • Systems Approach to Learning from Patient Safety Incidents Training
  • Patient and Staff Involvement in Learning from Patient Safety Incidents Training

OxStar Patient Safety Academy – courses relating to human factors and incident analysis