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Improving Patient Safety SEIPS: Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety

Thu, 17 Oct 2024

Virtual, Online

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This course is aimed at those who wish to understand and implement SEIPS (Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety) with a focus on improving patient safety. The training will include extended masterclasses and practical NHS case studies to enable you to develop your skills in using SEIPS tools and framework in practice. The facilitators for this course will continue the journey beyond the course itself to support and enable you to develop your skills in SEIPS when you return to your organisation.

“The systems engineering initiative for patient safety (SEIPS) is a framework to help us understand outcomes within complex socio-technical systems, like healthcare…PSIRF encourages the use of SEIPS when investigating patient safety incidents. …Understanding SEIPS, and the tools that accompany it, is a great way for investigators to adopt an approach that can help us to start to ‘think in systems’ at different stages of an investigation.”

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) January 2024

“Models and methods of work system design need to be developed and implemented to advance research in and design for patient safety. In this paper we describe how the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) model of work system and patient safety, which provides a framework for understanding the structures, processes and outcomes in health care and their relationships, can be used toward these ends.”

Professor P Carayon, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, University of Wisconsin

“SEIPS can be used as a general problem-solving tool (eg to guide how we learn and improve following a patient safety incident, to conduct a horizon scan, and to inform system design)… Patient safety incidents result from multiple interactions between work system factors. SEIPS prompts us to look for interactions rather than simple linear cause and effect relationships. When a learning response thoroughly examines the different work system components and their interactions safety actions can focus on wider system issues, not individuals.”

NHS England 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve patient safety through the use of SEIPS

  • Learn from outstanding practice in the use of SEIPS tools and framework

  • Reflect on national developments and learning

  • Attend a whole morning masterclass aimed at improving your skills in SEIPS followed by an afternoon with best practice examples

  • Develop your skills and understanding of SEIPS tools

  • Test your skills through simulated interactive experience and case studies

  • Understand how you SEIPS fits within PSIRF

  • Identify key strategies for change and improvement

  • 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



Virtual Commercial organisations



(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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