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A Practical Guide to Human Factors in Healthcare

Monday 23 Sep 2019

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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“The NHS does not yet know enough about how the interplay of normal human behaviour and systems determines patient safety. The mistaken belief persists that patient safety is about individual effort.”

The NHS Patient Safety Strategy July 2019

“We think the patient safety specialist should have oversight of and provide support for patient safety activities across their organisations. Part of their role will be to ensure that systems thinking, human factors and just culture principles are embedded in all patient safety activity.”

The NHS Patient Safety Strategy July 2019

Aimed at Clinicians and Managers, this national conference will provide a practical guide to human factors in healthcare, and how a human factors approach can improve patient care, quality, process and safety.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to embed a human factors approach
  • Learn from outstanding practice in using human factors and ergonomics to improve patient safety and quality
  • Reflect on national developments and learnin
  • Understand the tools and methodology
  • Develop your skills in training and educating frontline staff in human factors
  • Understand how you can improve patient safety incident investigation by using a human factors approach
  • Learn from case studies demonstrating the practical application of human factors
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

PLUS: There will be an opportunity to hear from Medled in the pre-conference supplier showcase session.

This event is also taking place on Friday 24th Janiuary 2020 at the De Vere West One Conference Centre in London.

Chair and Speakers Include:

Mr John Reynard

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Oxford & Human Factors Trainer

Prof Sue Hignett

Professor of Healthcare Ergonomics & Patient Safety
Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University

Mr Tim Kane

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Portsmouth NHS Foundation Trust & Human Factors Trainer, Practical Patient Safety Solutions

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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