Root Cause Analysis (RCA) report-writing tools and templates

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This range of tools, guidelines and templates explain how to conduct effective root cause analysis (RCA) after serious patient safety incidents. The tools encompass all aspects of RCA, from conducting interviews to writing reports.

This toolkit has a focus on designing, achieving and tracking recommendations for safety improvement, to ensure that patient safety incidents are effectively learnt from.

There is also guidance on novel approaches to conducting aggregate and multi-incident RCA investigations to develop broader and deeper insights into the causes of risk.

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