SJR; Structured Judgement Reviews in Hospitals

Course summary

SJR; Structured Judgement Reviews in Hospitals

Structured Judgement Reviews (SJR) are often used as part of clinical governance processes in an organisation to review the care received by patients who have died. The judgements made under the review process will often feed into other investigation types or contribute to the development of quality improvement initiatives.


With the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework it is intended that SJRs will be used to determine if there are any learning opportunities that require further exploration and/or action. 

This will mean the focus of SJRs should move away from questions of avoidability of harm and instead be looking at whether an incident should be considered for a Patient Safety Incident Investigation or whether learning from it can contribute to a thematic review or other quality improvement work an organisation is undertaking as part of their Patient Safety Incident Response Plan. 

Delegates will learn:


  • Where SJRs fit in the overall clinical governance structure of their organisation, why they are being conducted and what questions they are designed to answer


  • How to organise case notes for effective review; use of timelines


  • What other sources of evidence to consider


  • Making explicit judgements around quality of care; evidence base and standards used


  • When and how to escalate potential issues with professional conduct


  • Duty of Candour considerations

  • 01 October
    1 day, 09:00 AM BST - 04:00 PM BST
    • £200.00 excl. VAT
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