Learning event_Designing Healthcare through proactive risk management

CLAHRC Learning Together Event:Designing Healthcare through Proactive Risk Management

 This CLAHRC Learning Together Event will go ahead on 1st to 3rd April 2014 in Cambridge. This e-mail is to advertise the event and to encourage participation. Find out more on the event website.

Date: Part 1 – 1st April and

Part 2 – 2nd – 3rd April 2014;

Location: Engineering Department, University of Cambridge;
Cost: Part 1 (1st April 2014) – £Free (Optional but Part 2 is obligatory);

Part 2 (2nd & 3rd April 2014) – £80.

CPD CPD points (non-clinical) allocated through the Royal College of Physicians have been awarded, six points for Part 1 (code: 86016) and 12 points for Part 2 (code: 86011).
Booking: Link to on-line Booking site.

“So how can you “design out” problems in systems? The first stage is to consider “what could go wrong”. Risk assessment is a process that considers this question, the likelihood of failure, etc…. PHA is a proactive and systematic process which looks across systems in a holistic way to seek out the potential for systems failure…”


To share knowledge on risk based design between people that are committed to developing high quality and safe health and care services; particularly in relation to proactive (or predictive) design methods. For clarity, the workshop will not address individual service user clinical risk assessments but concentrate on systemic risk that are applicable to groups of patients and staff (e.g. through a care pathway or in a care bundle).

Attendees will also be trained in the application of the Prospective Hazard Analysis (PHA) toolkit to analyse existing services and to help design new services. The workshop will be based on the risk management standard process as indicated opposite. The practical parts of the event will use the PHA toolkit to structure problem solving through examples.

Who Should Attend

The event is mainly aimed at healthcare clinical staff, AHPs and managers that have responsibility for service improvement including quality and safety in their work domain. The workshop will benefit clinical staff of any medical speciality. Researchers implementing complex service interventions will benefit from leaning about the approach. Clinical academics with an interest in quality, safety and efficiency may also benefit from attending. Preference will be given to people working in or associated with one the NIHR CLAHRCs. CPD points (non-clinical) allocated through the Royal College of Physicians have been awarded, six points for Part 1 and 12 points for part 2.  If you would like to discuss attendance, please contact Terry Dickerson, contact details at the end of this page.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the event you will:

  • understand the fundamentals of risk management relating to service improvement;
  • know the difference between hazards, consequences, likelihood and risks;
  • be able to apply the PHA toolkit to identify and analyse risks in your own clinical areas and use this to plan service improvement.

Book your place here and find out more, and view the agenda on the event website.

Jenny Hawkins

HSRN and CLAHRC Partnership Programme