“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.
Human Factors Training (HFT) has been endorsed by the NHS and embedded in Mandatory training in many hospitals throughout the UK. It aims to reduce errors and harm to patients by educating NHS staff on the factors that create unsafe environments . During the recent NOA webinar discussing Never Events and Serious Incidents, a poll of participants showed that 40% had none or little knowledge of Human Factors.
For this webinar we welcome Fran Ives, Human Factors Specialist and the Human Factors team at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital (RJAH) where HFT has been established for all staff to discuss the principles and experience of the Trust.
The RJAH team will give a brief overview of human factors and ergonomics, its relevance and role in improving patient safety, how it has been embedded at RJAH and the impact it has had.
Fran will highlight her experience of the application of Human Factors both within a large NHS Trust and an Academic Health Science Network, including the successes and challenges of setting up and developing a service and what difference such a service can make.
- Fran Ives, Chartered Human Factors Specialist, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network
- Dr Sophie Shapter, Consultant Anaesthetist & Lead for Human Factors and a Patient Safety Specialist, The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Simon Lewthwaite, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust