Root Cause Analysis Investigations


Root Cause Analysis (RCA) in Mental Health Care Services:
A Practitioners Guide

Making your organisation a safer place - a clinically-based and practical approach

This one day workshop will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding of the principle and practices of Root Cause Analysis in mental healthcare. It will also address the wider patient safety agenda as it affects mental health services particularly,  reinforcing the benefit of an open organisational culture and  helping you adopt a vigilant approach towards your own practices and those of your fellow team members. In addition there will be the opportunity to consider how RCA contributes to the wider risk management challenge within organisations. 

The workshop will be active and involve group work, featuring scenarios based on real-life incidents and providing plenty of opportunity for discussion.


This course will cover: 

  • Understanding human error – why we all make mistakes
    Patient safety principles applied to mental healthcare
    Root Cause Analysis (RCA) as a structured methodology for incident investigation
    Tools to support RCA investigations
    Improvement methodology

Who should attend?

All those who contribute towards RCA investigations and/or receive  RCA investigation reports including: board members, non-executive directors, serious untoward incident (SUI) panel members, clinical governance leads, risk managers, doctors, nursing staff, ward managers and interested mental healthcare professionals.




Onsite Training

Keep your organisation safe: Bespoke training courses in RCA and Patient Safety

We can plan and deliver specialised one and two day training courses for Board Members, Govenors and SMTs to help them gain understanding of their different roles and responsibilities, build relationships and enable shared learning.

For onsite enquiries please contact: or call: 0113 257 2139