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A Practical Guide to Human Factors in Healthcare

Thu, 14 Mar 2024

Virtual, Online

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Aimed at Clinicians and Managers, this national virtual 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. There will be an extended focus on the role of human factors in patient safety investigation in line with the new National Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF). 

Getting the human factors right minimises error, and maximises performance. It makes it easier to do the right thing, and harder to do the wrong thing.

Health Education England

“All staff leading learning responses should be able to…Apply human factors and systems thinking principles to gather qualitative and quantitative information from a wide range of sources”

Patient Safety Incident Response Standards, NHS England August 2022

“There are signs that the NHS is starting to take human factors seriously—and Covid-19 is a driver.”


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 learning including the patient safety syllabus and the role of human factors within the new patient safety incident response framework

  • 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 to improve patient care and safety

  • Understand the role of human factors in improving culture and delivering psychological safety

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Dr Peter Cull

Emergency Medicine Consultant Trust Lead for Human Factors Clinical Skills and Simulation Tutor
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Paul Davis

former National Investigator, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), and Patient Safety Specialist
PD Safety Consulting

Dr Celia Burrell

Consultant Obstetrician
Barking, Havering And Redbridge University Hospitals Nhs Trust

Ms Fran Ives

Human Factors Specialist
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience 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 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 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 Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual 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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