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Foresight training

Foresight training
Reference number
0721
Issue date01 March 2008
TypeToolkit

The Foresight Training resource pack aims to help pre- and post-registration nurses and midwives develop and practise the skills needed to identify situations when a patient safety incident is more likely to occur.


Foresight is the ability to identify, respond to and recover from the initial indications that a patient safety incident could take place.


Foresight Training consists of scenarios relevant to staff in primary care, acute care and mental healthcare settings. The scenarios are both paper- and video-based, and supported by materials for a training facilitator.


Each scenario contains a set of detailed ‘foresight factors’ to encourage participants to be more alert to recognising them, before a patient safety incident occurs in future.

The underlying principles can be applied in many settings and the training can be adapted for use by other healthcare professionals.


It has been developed to:


  • Improve awareness of the factors increasing the likelihood of patient safety incidents.
  • Increase empowerment among staff to intervene to prevent them.
  • Increase local learning from sharing experiences.
    Improve understanding of ‘risk-prone’ and ‘near miss’ situations, and what should be reported.
  • Help nurses and midwives to adopt a more proactive approach to managing complex, dynamic healthcare systems.

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Foresight training resource pack 1 introduction to foresight and foresight training
Foresight training resource pack 1 introduction to foresight and foresight training - 883 KB 0721 - Foresight training resource pack 1 introduction to foresight and foresight training - 2008-03 - V1
Foresight training resource pack 2 how to facilitate a foresight training session
Foresight training resource pack 2 how to facilitate a foresight training session - 1.20 MB 0721A - Foresight training resource pack 2 how to facilitate a foresight training session - 2008-03 - V1
Foresight training resource pack 3 presentation
Foresight training resource pack 3 presentation - 1.01 MB 0721B - Foresight training resource pack 3 presentation - 2008-03 - V1
Foresight training resource pack 4 foresight training scenarios and accopanying notes for facilitato
Foresight training resource pack 4 foresight training scenarios and accopanying notes for facilitato - 1.45 MB 0721C - Foresight training resource pack 4 foresight training scenarios and accopanying notes for facilitators - 2008-03 - V1
Foresight training resource pack 5 examples of james reasons three bucket model
Foresight training resource pack 5 examples of james reasons three bucket model - 345 KB 0721D - Foresight training resource pack 5 examples of james reasons three bucket model - 2008-03 - V1
Foresight training resource pack 6 background information about foresight training and the NPSA
Foresight training resource pack 6 background information about foresight training and the NPSA - 490 KB 0721E - Foresight training resource pack 6 background information about foresight training and the NPSA - 2008-03 - V1
Foresight training resource pack 7 glossary and further reading
Foresight training resource pack 7 glossary and further reading - 361 KB 0721F - Foresight training resource pack 7 glossary and further reading - 2008-03 - V1
Foresight training resource pack 8 participant foresight training scenarios
Foresight training resource pack 8 participant foresight training scenarios - 1.04 MB 0721G - Foresight training resource pack 8 participant foresight training scenarios - 2008-03 - V1
Foresight training resource pack 9 response sheet
Foresight training resource pack 9 response sheet - 336 KB 0721H - Foresight training resource pack 9 response sheet - 2008-03 - V1
Foresight training resource pack 10 handout
Foresight training resource pack 10 handout - 161 KB 0721I - Foresight training resource pack 10 handout - 2008-03 - V1