• Course

3.5 hours

Practice nurses, Other healthcare professionals

Patient safety

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of patient safety and understand how errors may occur
  • Reduce errors and the clinicians’ responsibility in ensuring patient safety
  • Know what changes are needed in primary care to improve patient safety
  • Know what the barriers are to patients’ understanding of risk and how to test their understanding
  • Understand how patient involvement and open disclosure can improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems
  • Understand which drugs and clinical settings carry particular risks
  • Understand the causes and frequency of drug errors and how to reduce their incidences in clinical practice.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning courses 3.5 credits, 3:30 hours This course is accredited to the combined value of the modules it contains.