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NDS is pleased to announce the launch of a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Patient Safety. It brings together experts in human factors, quality improvement, leadership and education to deliver an exciting series of modules to support the current safety challenges in our healthcare settings.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Patient Safety is a part-time course for healthcare professionals. It brings together experts in human factors, quality improvement, leadership and education to deliver an exciting series of modules to support the current safety challenges in our healthcare settings. © NDS

This new PGCert is in response to demand for greater training and support in the scientific disciplines around patient safety for those working in healthcare.

Every day staff across the NHS strive to ensure safety for their patients through work arounds and going the extra mile. The course seeks to enable students to build resilience into their healthcare systems and to understand how and why things go wrong sometimes.

Through the modular approach of the certificate, students will have help answering questions such as:

  • How do I ensure a just culture through our incident investigation systems?
  • What would a high reliability hospital look like?
  • How could I introduce sustainable change?
  • How can I best understand what is happening in my organisation?
  • What are the best methods to understand this patient safety issue?

The aim of the PGCert in Patient Safety is to provide a solid foundation in the core subject areas required for the practice of Patient Safety in acute, primary or community care. The knowledge gained will enable the next generation of patient safety leaders to evaluate the system they work within, and make changes that are safe, sustainable and achieve high quality care.

The PGCert in Patient Safety is a part-time, modular course designed to be completed in one to two years alongside your current working commitments.

Offered by the Department of Continuing Education and delivered in collaboration with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, it is designed to prepare nurses, managers, allied health professionals, trainees or consultants for tackling the issues faced in by our patients in our current healthcare system. 

The first cohort starts in October 2018 with further intakes annually.

Find out more and enrol on the PGCert today.

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