Structured Judgement Review in Acute Care (Regional) – March 2024


In A Nutshell:

This virtually delivered half-day Structured Judgement Review (SJR) training session teaches participants how to use a systematic, evidence-based mortality review programme that can drive improvement in the quality and safety of patient care.

To learn more about our Structured Judgement Review Programme, click here.

Course Date: Thursday 14th March 2024, 13.00 – 17.00

Delivery platform: This training will be delivered via Teams.

Registration: To book a place, please email:

Places are charged at £75.00 per person. Payment details will be provided once places are booked.

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SJR Training overview:

  • Background and introduction to SJR
  • SJR methodology and phase of care scores
  • Complete an SJR using example case notes
  • Learning from SJR
  • An opportunity for breakout discussions with people from different trusts and settings
  • Q&A sessions



This event will be delivered by:

Dr Michael McCooe – Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Director, Improvement Academy

Michael has led the development of Structured Judgement Review as an evidence-based approach to learning from deaths in hospital. In partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, Michael supported national implementation of the NHS ‘Learning from Deaths’ policy and is a national trainer for the programme. Michael is also a member of the Independent Advisory Group for the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and a Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia at Bradford Teaching Hospitals.

Dr Andrew Gibson – Mortality Lead Improvement Academy Bradford, RCP NCEPOD Steering Group, Chair South Yorkshire MNDA

Andrew was clinical lead for the National Mortality Case Record Review programme and subsequently went on to hold the role of clinical lead for patient safety at the Royal College of Physicians. His most recent work has centred on the use of SJRs to assess the quality of care received by those during the Covid pandemic.

Dr Grace Duffy – Clinical Leadership Fellow, Improvement Academy

Grace is a specialty trainee in Palliative Medicine in West Yorkshire. She has paused training to spend a year as a Clinical Leadership Fellow at the Improvement Academy. Her focus is on learning from patient safety incidents and deaths.

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The work being led by the Improvement Academy - such as safety huddles - is nothing short of awe-inspiring. I was particularly struck by the Academy's approach to improvement."

Richard Taunt – Director, UKIA

Structured Judgement Review in Acute Care (Regional) – March 2024

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