The National Patient Safety Suite

The National Patient Safety Suite of online training courses was developed by Virtual College in partnership with NHS England and has over a quarter of a million registered learners to date. The National Patient Safety Suite is key to evidencing CQC Outcome 9 Medicines Management and CQC Outcome 14 Supporting Workers.

Each course is created in collaboration with subject matter experts and a working group of specialist healthcare professionals to ensure the relevance and quality of the content.

The suite contains a variety of patient safety courses across areas including paediatrics, mental health, end of life and neonatal care. Find out more about The National Patient Safety Suite.

The National Patient Safety Suite Full Course List:

  • Introduction to Insulin Safety
  • The Safe Use of Insulin - Administration
  • The Safe Use of Insulin – Prepare and Prescribe
  • The Safe Management of Sepsis
  • The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia
  • Omitted and Delayed Medicines in Hospitals
  • Minimising the Risk from Medicines Overdose
  • The Safe Use of Intravenous Insulin Infusions
  • The Safe Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Safe Management of the Diabetic Foot
  • Safe Management of People with Diabetes, Dementia, Depression and Severe Mental Illness
  • Safe Use of Management of Diabetes During End of Life Care
  • The Safe Use of Insulin Syringes, Pen Devices, Pumps and Sharps
  • The Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies for Diabetes
  • An Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes Basic level
  • An Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes Advanced level
  • National Curriculum for the Training of Healthcare Professionals Who Care for Children and Young People with Diabetes Mellitus, Level 1 (Basic Awareness)
  • Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM
  • An Overview of Medical Terminology
  • Tissue Viability
  • Basic Life Support (Clinical)
  • Get Moving, Get Healthy


Registration procedure for Flexible Workers: 

  1. Follow the link
  2. Select “England” in top right hand box to start registration process
  3. Select “I confirm I have read and agree with the learner statement above”
  4. Select “Register”
  5. Select an organisation – Non NHS England
  6. Select a department – NHS Professionals England
  7. Select “Register”
  8. Select all courses you wish to complete
  9. Select “Register”
  10. Complete New User Registration detail
  11. Organisation code for NHSP is 445323 – if the system doesn’t accept that, please enter the first 3 digits only 445
  12. Select “Register” to complete the process and access training