Lessons Learnt

Lessons Learnt is a HENW patient safety training programme, which forms part of the formal Foundation Programme teaching sessions over six dates in each year.


It allows trainees to discuss and learn from patient safety incidents encountered in the workplace - within a safe, facilitated forum.


Trainees volunteer to present incidents observed by or involving a trainee that could have or did lead to patient harm. Sessions are held under Chatham House Rule to encourage open debate and discussion and attendees are ‘free to share information arising from the session, but the speaker identity should not be revealed’.

Session dates
Session FY1 FY2
1 05/02/2019 25/10/2018
2 12/03/2019 14/02/2019
3 09/04/2019 14/03/2019
4 21/05/2019 25/04/2019
5 11/06/2019 23/05/2019
6 09/07/2019 04/07/2019
Session Facilitators

Senior doctors (consultants/ senior specialty trainees) trained in incident analysis facilitate the sessions and escalate serious concerns as appropriate according to GMC guidance.

Session Leads

Each year, we look for 3-4 FY1s to train up as Leads to run the six dedicated 60-minute sessions built into your local Foundation Teaching Programme.

Training dates:

  • Monday 17th September 2018 @ 1pm – 4.30pm
    Lecture Room 3, The Health Academy Centre 1, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS, Foundation Trust, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9HT
  • Monday 24th September 2018 @ 1pm – 4.30pm
    Exhibition Hall, University Aintree Hospital, Clinical Sciences Centre, Lower Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L9 7AL


Interested in training to be a Lead?  Email the Foundation Programme Administrator with a completed Educational Leave application form initially, prior to contacting the Lessons Learnt team to secure your place on a training day.