// BSCS - Building Safer Clinical Systems

BSCS - Building Safer Clinical Systems

CPD Points: 7
Duration: 7 Hours
Media Type: Clustered Asset
Provider: Academyst (eMedicus Ltd.)


Targets are collapsing, individuals are in corridors and elective care is out the window in many Trusts. Clinical staff are working flat out in under-resourced conditions out of commitment and determination. It's at these times that safety takes on a new level of importance and that would now include safety for staff, after the recent manslaughter charge and striking off of an ST6 in pediatrics. This day will take an urgent look at how systems need to be adapted to ensure all are safe and care can be delivered confidently today.


  • Safety in the context of current system overload
  • What constitutes safe, and for whom?
  • Learning from the sad case of Hadiza Bawa Garba
  • Are existing clinical governance arrangements sufficient?
  • Differentiating between chronic and acute risk
  • Other types of risk and how to assess them
  • Improving risk assessment in light of Bawa Garba
  • What constitutes effective early warning?
  • Building robust early warning systems and triggers
  • Principles of effective escalation
  • Deciding on coping at the service level versus escalation
  • Your responsibilities as leader
  • Remaining personally safe as the responsible clinician
  • How to start the process of strengthening systems
  • Ensuring vertical alignment with safety systems
  • Embedding heightened systems and escalation into daily life
  • Ensuring that juniors and middle grade know what to do
  • Planning for safer risk periods e.g. doctor changeover
  • Adapting rotas to improve safety
  • Tackling the Trust when safety comes at a premium
  • Difficult decisions and hard choices when it's going wrong
  • The above content is broken down into distinct, logical sections, as follows:
  • Understanding the Modern Safety Context
  • Risk Assessment for Today's Tough Times
  • Building Better Responsiveness
  • isk Mitigation & Safety Improvement
  • Vertical, Horizontal & External Alignment
  • Personal & Professional Survival (that you hope you'll never need)

  • Doctors - Junior
  • Doctors - Middle
  • Doctors - Senior
  • Nurses - Junior
  • Nurses - Middle
  • Nurses - Senior
  • Business & Administration - Junior
  • Business & Administration - Middle
  • Business & Administration - Senior
  • Allied Pros - Junior
  • Allied Pros - Middle
  • Allied Pros - Senior