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The adverse events learning programme (AELP) aims to improve consumer, whānau and health care worker safety by supporting health and disability services to report, review and learn from adverse events. The role of the programme is to promote a nationally consistent approach to reporting, reviewing and learning and to share lessons learned across the health and disability sector. 

The Health Quality & Safety Commission offers education on how to conduct an effective review of adverse events in a range of health care settings using the learning review methodology. 

The AELP offers a number of workshops to enable you to: 

  • understand the essential components of high-quality adverse event review 
  • participate in a simulated adverse event review as a member of the review team. 

Register now

You can register for any of the below sessions here: Adverse events learning programme registration form

The learning programme  format

The core AELP includes four main components. Participants must complete approximately eight hours of self-directed online learning and attend one half-day virtual workshop or an in-person workshop.  

PART A: Launch - lunchtime session via Zoom (two hours)

Welcome to the programme. 

PART B: Online modules (eight hours)

The online modules can be completed at your own pace any time between the first online Zoom session and the workshop day. You will watch a series of videos and complete a workbook and some eLearning modules. These modules need to be completed before you attend Part C. 

PART C: Workshop - learning reviews

This is an interactive learning review workshop during which you will participate in a simulated adverse event review as a member of the review team. A variety of scenarios are offered: general health, mental health and addiction, women’s health and maternity or disability.  

Two formats are available:  a virtual workshop via Zoom (four hours – no charge) OR an in-person workshop in Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch (six hours – $110 pp incl. GST).

PART D: OPTIONAL follow-up virtual workshop via Zoom (two hours) 

Once you have completed your online modules and the learning review workshop, you are encouraged to complete a learning review back at work. You can then attend a short session to discuss your progress and ask any questions of the faculty. 

Schedule of workshops for 2022/23

Programme one

Date Session Format and times
21 September 2022 Virtual launch Zoom: 12.00–2.00 pm 
9 November 2022 Option one: Part C in person workshop 

Wellington in-person:  

9.00 am–3.00 pm  

17 November 2022 Option two: Part C virtual workshop, general health scenario   Zoom: 8.45 am1.15 pm  

Programme two

Date Session Format and times
19 October 2022 Virtual launch Zoom: 12.00–2.00 pm 
7 December 2022 Part C virtual workshop, mental health and addiction scenario Zoom: 8.45 am1.15 pm

Programme three

Date Session Format and times
8 February 2023   Virtual launch   Zoom: 12.002.00 pm  
22 March 2023 Option one: Part C virtual workshop, women’s health and maternity scenario Zoom: 8.45 am–1.15 pm 
5 April 2023 Option two: Part C virtual workshop, general health/disability scenario   Zoom: 8.45 am1.15 pm  

Programme four

Date Session Format and times
30 March 2023 Virtual launch Zoom: 12.00–2.00 pm  
11 May 2023 Option one: Part C in person workshop 

Auckland in-person:  

9.00 am–3.00 pm  

31 May 2023   Option two: Part C in person workshop 

Christchurch in-person:  

9.00 am–3.00 pm  

Participants of the in-person workshops will be offered the opportunity to work on any of the available scenarios. 

You can download a brochure about these workshops here (486KB, pdf)

Registrations open now

Register here:  Adverse Events Learning Programme Registration form.

Last updated: 13th November, 2021