Band 6 and above, Dr level ST1 and above. Each candidate’s line manager must confirm that they are likely to undertake a serious incident investigation within one a year of completing the training.

  • A clear understanding of the principles of serious incident investigation, including root cause methodology.
  • The skills to apply those principles to serious incident investigations within the Trust
  • The ability to identify and obtain key evidence including documentary evidence, statements and to undertake interviews with staff, patients, families and others effectively and sensitively.
  • The ability to interpret the evidence obtained and draw conclusions about contributory factors and root causes.
  • An understanding of how to write effective recommendations to address the key issues in the investigation. 
  • The ability to draw together the findings in a high quality investigation report that will meet the needs and expectations of patients, families, the Trust and external organisations.
  • Supporting patients/staff following an incident
  • Gathering evidence for an investigation
  • Human factors and healthcare incidents
  • Preparing a timeline and identifying care/service delivery issues 
  • Application of root cause analysis tools
  • Making SMART recommendations

Inga Sulkeviciute

Serious Incident Framework page 5 – 24 (Required)

Barts Health Adverse Incident Policy (Required)