Two new online courses are now available for members - Learning from significant events, and Confidentiality: insurance and other reports

We've recently added to our growing suite of online learning modules, with the latest courses now available on our main website:

Learning from significant events

The course is primarily aimed at clinicians and managers working in primary care, although those working in secondary case will find much of the information useful.

You will have the opportunity to test your knowledge as you work through the course, with a short end-of-module quiz. On finishing the module, you'll be able to download a certificate of completion.

The course is made up of five chapters and will take about 40 minutes to complete, covering:

  • why it's important to have a system in place to recognise, analyse and learn from significant events
  • identifying, reporting and acting on significant events
  • how to carry out a significant event analysis (SEA)
  • storage and disclosure of SEA records.
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Confidentiality: insurance and other reports

Part of our series on confidentiality, this standalone module only takes about 15 minutes to complete, and is aimed at primary care doctors who produce reports about patients for third parties, as well as practice managers or administrators who want to better understand the principles and process.

The content is also relevant for occupational and sports physicians, prison doctors, forensic medical examiners, doctors in the armed forces and doctors working for insurance companies.

By the end of this module you should:

  • understand the issues of confidentiality and consent when providing reports to third parties
  • know how to handle requests from patients to alter reports
  • know where to seek advice on specific cases.

For more e-learning modules on a wide range of topics, as well as a list of our upcoming virtual courses, go to

This page was correct at publication on 12/07/2022. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.