Responsible officer training and networks

Responsible officer training

This training is delivered in partnership with the General Medical Council and NHS Resolution (Practitioner Performance Advice) and is aimed at new responsible officers in England. It is designed to equip responsible officers with the essential knowledge and skills to fulfil their duties as set out in the Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010.

The training is available free of charge for England responsible officers and their immediate support team. It comprises:

  • essential pre-reading and self-evaluation
  • a one-day in-person training day
  • a virtual 0.5 day follow up training event.

Training will be run each quarter and spaces are limited, so please ensure you book as early as possible and cancel your booking if your plans change. Registration is via NHS Events. Places, when limited, will be prioritised based on the needs of the respective designated bodies.

If you are a responsible officer working in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Gibraltar and interested in attending the training, please contact

Following the training, you will be sign posted to the appropriate regional team who will support and encourage you to connect to the responsible officers community for your continuing professional development.


Responsible officers are expected to attend and engage actively in four network meetings each year, at quarterly intervals. Each regional team run network meetings on a range of dates and venues, each quarter.

Responsible officers are very welcome to attend network meetings in regions/areas other than their ‘home patch’. Indeed, this is positively encouraged to increase the level of cross-reference with approaches across the regions.

You can contact the regions via the following:

North West
North East and Yorkshire
South West
South East