Patient Safety Syllabus


  • Addresses patient safety as a collective responsibility
  • Suitable for all healthcare professionals around the world
  • Developed by experts in the NHS


When patients are harmed, it has an impact on them, their loved ones, healthcare staff, and others who work in the healthcare system. It is crucial that all staff, whatever our roles, see safety not just as our collective responsibility, but as a key priority. This interactive programme helps healthcare staff think differently about what patient safety means and how we can make improvements Developed by Health Education England, elearning for healthcare, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and NHS Improvement the content has been written and peer-reviewed by leading clinical specialists in the UK. It is relevant to all health and social care practitioners around the world – regardless of specialty or profession.

Highly interactive learning for practitioners globally

  The Patient Safety Syllabus elearning programme features many interactive elements, such as clinical case studies, diagrams and self-assessment questions to help embed learning and foster deeper understanding. On successful completion, you can download or print a certificate as evidence of your learning. The content is available online so you can fit the learning around your busy schedule. This online Patient Safety Syllabus programme consists of a two modules. Each modules is arranged into a number of sessions. Sessions each take around 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You can dip into the content whenever you choose and recap any material as needed. The programme is aligned with the NHS Patient Safety Syllabus with module one covering the Level 1 – The essentials of patient care, with topics for all staff and specific sections for senior leadership teams. Module two is aligned to Level 2 – Access to practice, with topics such as human factors in healthcare, safety culture and risk expertise.