Skip to content

Human Factors for Health & Social Care

This event will illustrate why patient safety, system performance and ways of working can all be improved even further by the integration of Human Factors into day to day healthcare.

4 Mar 2019


Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham

Integration of Human Factors into healthcare systems is currently being considered and justified by regulatory and educational bodies including NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, NHS LA, The GMC and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The benefits of Human Factors for patient safety, staff morale and performance, ways of working and equipment and facilities design are well recognised, and the evidence of this contribution is the subject of ongoing work by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors on behalf of Health Education England.

We are fortunate to have an excellent selection of HF qualified and experienced NHS staff discussing the CIEHF White Paper on Health and Social Care and a series of case studies showing application and benefits.


18:00 – 18:30 Registration and refreshments
18:30 – 19:00 The CIEHF White Paper ‘Integrating Human Factors in Health and Social Care’, Fran Ives Ergonomics and Human Factors Adviser and Member of UHB Human Factors, UHB & Jane Higgs, Ergonomics (Human Factors) Adviser, West Midlands Health Academic Science Network19:00 – 19:40 Case studies:

19:00 – 19:10 Steve Tipper, Human Factors Programme Manager, UHCW NHS Trust
19:10 – 19:20 Dr Mary Salama Consultant Paediatrician & Karl Emms Lead Nurse for Patient Safety, BWC NHS FT
19:20 – 19:30 Debbie Jackson, Practice Development Nurse and Member of UHB Human Factors, UHB NHS FT
19:30 – 19:40 Dr Hesham Abdalla, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

19:40 – 20:00 Discussion and questions

You’ll also receive a copy of the White Paper.

Book below now!