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Implementing the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) in Mental Health Settings - Investigation of Deaths & Serious Incidents

Wed, 19 Jun 2024

Virtual, Online

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The Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) is the NHS’s approach to developing and maintaining effective systems and processes for responding to patient safety incidents and ensuring learning and improvement in patient safety.

“The new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) has also landed well. Since its publication, NHS trusts and ICBs have been preparing to introduce the framework in their organisations, ahead of it replacing the current Serious Incident Framework from the Autumn. We have anecdotal indications of early adopters saying it has helped improve safety cultures, identify more effective risk reduction strategies, and enhance harm reduction.”

Aidan Fowler National Director of Patient Safety in England and a Deputy Chief Medical Officer Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) 20th June 2023

This national conference looks at the practicalities of Patient Safety Incident Investigation and Learning from Deaths in Mental Health Services and implementation of the New Patient Safety Incident Response Framework. The conference will also update delegates on best current practice in patient safety incident investigation and learning, including mortality governance and learning from deaths.

There will be an extended focus on investigation findings lead to change and improvement, and updates from PSIRF early adopter sites in mental health. The conference will also examine how the new framework will fit with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Care Review Tool for mortality review.

“Early adopters of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) are reporting improved safety cultures, identification of more effective risk reduction strategies and early signs of harm reduction, due to their revised approach.”

NHS England June 2023

This conference will enable you to: 

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the investigation of serious incidents and deaths in mental health services

  • Implement the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF)

  • Learn from outstanding practice in implementing the Royal College of Psychiatrists Mortality Care Review Tool and understand how this tool and PSIRF interact

  • Reflect on the lived experience of a bereaved relative

  • Improve the way you involve and engage families and carers in the investigation process

  • Decision making in incident investigation

  • Develop your skills in incident investigation and mortality review

  • Understand how you can improve patient safety incident investigation and learn from early adopter sites in Mental Health of the New Patient Safety Incident Response Framework

  • Identify key strategies for undertaking a self assessment, and continuous review of deaths and investigation practice in your organisation

  • Understand how human factors can help improve learning from serious incident investigation

  • Ensure you are up to date with the role of the coroner

  • Understand how you can better support staff when a serious incident occurs

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



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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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