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‘Mind the Gap – integrating human factors into health and social care to improve safety and experience’.

This event will provide an exciting networking opportunity and encourage the HFE community to act as points of contact and support for work streams that are initiating HFE projects and for spreading and adapting successful projects, with appropriate acknowledgement, to meet local need outside of the originating organisations. Using the Q and AHSN regional and national platforms of communication it is the intention of the NENC HFE COP to proactively share, receive, adapt and embed sustainable HFE practice both regionally and nationally.

21 Nov 2019

Belmont Industrial Estate, Co Durham DH1 1TN

The Durham Centre

Human Factors & Ergonomics (HFE) in health and social care is rapidly gathering interest and momentum regionally, nationally and internationally. The purpose of the HFE Community of Practice (COP) is to bring together people from across the region who share a passion for Human Factors & Ergonomics and who have a desire to develop its use in practice. It is intended to be a forum where enthusiasts can learn together, share knowledge, experience and resources and to build confidence in HFE.

Through the event, the North East and North Cumbria HFE COP would like to showcase HFE examples, and encourage organisations, teams and individuals to share their HFE stories of success and learning so that delegates can take away ideas, inspiration and an increased confidence of how integrating HFE into health and social care may improve patient and staff safety and experience in their own organisation.

Plenary speakers:

Mr James Titcombe OBE and Professor Paul Bowie will be playing an integral part in this event as well as individuals and teams providing exciting breakout sessions / presentations from across the region. It promises to be a fantastic event.