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Enhancing the science of improvement for Patient Safety – Taking the Next Step with Human Factors and Healthcare

Are Q members really well equipped to apply Human Factors in healthcare? How do we know? And do we have more to learn?

3 Dec 2019


Rosalind Paget Room, Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN

This workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for upto 30 members of the Q community to meet, discuss and share their experiences of introducing human factors into their organisations.

The main purposed of the event is to i) share and explore examples of good practice in implementing human factors ii) discuss ways of avoiding some of the pitfalls associated with introducing ‘new ways of thinking and doing’ as part of quality improvement.

Through facilitated discussions we will focus on the following questions:
• What problems in your workplace are you currently applying human factors and ergonomic principles to?
• How are you measuring ‘success’?
• What other problems in your workplace do you think applying human factors and ergonomics principles may help with and why?
• What access have you had to a) training in Human factors and ergonomic principles b) Human factors and ergonomics experts to help you?

Q members will be joined by a small number of academics involved in human factors and healthcare research and practitioners, with experience of introducing human factors into a variety of healthcare settings, who will offer support and challenge.

An important goal of the meeting is to provide insights that will help the Q community take the next steps in establishing and using human factors and ergonomic principles within their organisations, We will also identify the strengths and potential risks of the human factors and ergonomic approaches Q members are adopting. The output will be shared with the community and beyond.

This is not a ‘training event’. There are 30 places available for Q members and the Clinical Human Factors Group would like to encourage participation from across the country and from a range of different organisations. For this reason, we would be grateful if you could include the following details as part of your registration for this free event: Name; Organisation; Role; Region; Email; Mobile; Dietary preferences; Current experience of using human factors and ergonomics (max 30 words – bullet points are fine).

Please send this information to Rebecca on who will confirm your place.