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A Practical Guide to Human Factors in Healthcare

Monday 23 September 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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“Of all the sectors in which Human Factors can deliver a contribution to safer and better life, the Health and Social Care sector is arguably the one that currently stands to benefit the most.” Human Factors for Health and Social Care White Paper 2018, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors

“Human Factors, often referred to as ergonomics, is an established scientific discipline used in many other safety critical industries. Human Factors approaches underpin current patient safety and quality improvement science, offering an integrated, evidenced and coherent approach to patient safety, quality improvement and clinical excellence. The principles and practices of Human Factors focus on optimising human performance through better understanding the behaviour of individuals, their interactions with each other and with their environment. By acknowledging human limitations, Human Factors offers ways to minimise and mitigate human frailties, so reducing medical error and its consequences. The system-wide adoption of these concepts offers a unique opportunity to support cultural change and empower the NHS to put patient safety and clinical excellence at its heart.” Human Factors in Healthcare, The National Quality Board

“Human Factors is the science and professional practice applied by many safety critical industries to understand and improve system performance and staff well-being. Health and Social Care has lagged behind other industries in embedding Human Factors within its education and training activities, leadership development pathways, and the wider system transformation and improvement programmes.” Prof Sue Hignett Professor of Healthcare Ergonomics & Patient Safety, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University

“We acknowledge that much of the activity to embed Human Factors in healthcare sits with frontline providers” Human Factors in Healthcare, The National Quality Board

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


100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

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