A duty of care toolkit aimed at those working in health partnerships, and specifically those with HPS grants.

Duty of Care Toolkit

This document is produced for guidance only, and should be used together with contextually specific information and professional advice to create the tools required to ensure robust duty of care procedures for your own programme.


Participating in a health partnership will inherently expose organisations and individuals to risk. Although this is part of everyday life, it is important to understand, assess and mitigate against it, ensuring that appropriate due diligence and duty of care is in place.

It is likely that NHS organisations and universities will have existing governance departments and/or risk assessment policies. Partnerships should look to engage with these, making use of available expertise in order to thoroughly assess risk.

Duty of Care Toolkit