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Clinical Safety Resources

Clinical Safety Resources


The NHS e-Referral Service and central Clinical Safety Group (CSG) have access to a range of guide experts and a wealth of support material. Please review the following resources and contact the team if required further:

Clinical Safety Standards

DCB0129 - Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Manufacture of Health IT Systems.

This standard sets clinical risk management requirements for Manufacturers of health IT systems.

DCB0160 - Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and Use of Health IT Systems.

This standard requires a health organisation to establish a framework within which the clinical risks associated with the deployment and implementation of a new or modified health IT system are properly managed.

Compliance with DCB0129 and DCB0160 is mandatory under the Health and Social care Act 2012.
Read more about clinical risk management standards.


Clinical risk management training is designed to provide health and social care organisations and manufacturers of health IT products with training in the principles of safety, risk management and risk mitigation, all within the context of health IT by implementing the safety standards, DCB0129 and DCB0160.

More information about training.

Additional Guidance

Download the NHS Digital Clinical Safety Guidance document.

Assurance Documentation

Further document templates can be downloaded from the NHS Digital Clinical Safety website.

Further Information:

Note: The information contained within these pages is intended solely as a guide, assuring the clinical safety of any system remains the responsibility of the commissioning party.

All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated