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Investigation and Learning from Deaths in NHS Trusts

Friday 11 Mar 2022


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The National Guidance on Learning from Deaths has driven a strengthening of systems of mortality case review with emphasis on learning. By collecting the data and taking action in response to failings in care, trusts will be able to give an open and honest account of the circumstances leading to a death. This National Conference focuses on improving the investigation and learning from deaths in NHS Trusts and will reflect on learning from deaths during the Covid pandemic and how mortality investigation should be managed in these cases.

The conference will discuss the role of Medical Examiners in learning from deaths which is now being extended to all non-coronial deaths wherever they occur. This conference will also update delegates on the New National Patient Safety Incident Response Framework including sharing experience from an early adopter site.

“The objective is for medical examiners to independently scrutinise all non-coronial deaths across England and Wales”

NHS England 2020

“it is appropriate for all medical examiner offices in England to begin a process to extend medical examiner scrutiny to all non-coronial deaths wherever they occur… We do not underestimate the complexity of this next phase of implementation, nor the challenges it will present.”

National Medical Examiner update June 2021

“Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections have shown good progress is being made by some NHS hospital trusts to implement national guidance on learning from deaths. However, failure to fully embrace an open, learning culture may be holding organisations back from making the required changes at the pace needed… the amount of progress made to date varies between trusts and CQC analysis suggests that some organisations have found it harder than others to make the changes needed.”

Care Quality Commission

“Learning from the early adopters will inform the final version of the PSIRF which we anticipate will be published in Spring 2022. We anticipate that at that point, all other organisations will be encouraged to begin the transition to the PSIRF, with an expectation that all parts of the NHS in England will be using the new framework by Autumn 2022.”

NHS England and NHS Improvement 2021


Attendance at this conference will support you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve practice in the investigation and learning from deaths
  • Learning from the Mortality Case Review 
  • Reflect on the lived experience of a carer 
  • Learning from deaths during Covid-19 
  • Learn from working examples of mortality governance and develop the role of mortality audits, internal inspection and mortality reviews  to answer the question “did a problem in care contribute to the death?"
  • Implement the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework and improve learning from serious incidents 
  • Understand national developments and national reporting requirements
  • Learn from best practice in the investigation of deaths
  • Identification and reporting of deaths and the role of the Medical Examiner – including extending this role to all non-coronial deaths 
  • Improving your processes and skills in mortality review and mortality governance
  • Reflect on improving involvement of families and carers
  • Understand the decision to investigate, and the appropriate level of investigation
  • Improving your skills in serious Incident Investigation: and understanding the implications of the New Patient Safety Incident Response Framework 
  • Explore how a human factors can support learning from deaths
  • Effectively support staff when a death occurs including supporting staff through coroner inquests 
  • Self assess your learning from deaths process and ensure investigations lead to change
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair & Speakers Include:

Dr Martin Farrier

Clinical Director for Quality
Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Julian Hendy

Founder, Hundred Families and Co Founder & Member, Making Families Count

Nadia Persaud

Senior Coroner
Eastern Area of London

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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