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BMJ editorial cites CHFG mainfesto aim as key to patient safety improvement

According to Simon Paterson-Brown,  Chair of the Patient Safety Board, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, “A window of opportunity exists to include training in human factors in undergraduate and postgraduate training.”

Citing the work of […]

By |9th February, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BMJ article debates the value of learning from aviation

An interesting article published in the BMJ this week which explores the question of whether we have gone too far in the translation of learning from aviation into the clinical context.

The “for” and “against” arguments […]

By |27th January, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

What is a Safety Culture?

In his new monthly blog, Martin Bromiley asks the question “What is a Safety Culture” drawing on a recent experience from his day-job as a commercial airline pilot.

Feel free to add you comments […]

By |14th January, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Service Journal publishes Resource Centre article on Clinical Human Factors

Just before Christmas the Health Service Journal published an article jointly authored by CHFG standing group members Dr Ken Catchpole and Murray Anderson-Wallace. The article aims to simply introduce the concept of Clinical Human […]

By |12th January, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Safer Clinical Systems – Snapshot

The Health Foundation has recently published this excellent “Snapshot” document which outlines how the Health Foundation’s Safer Clinical Systems programme is testing and demonstrating improvements to healthcare systems to make care safer.

To download a copy […]

By |16th December, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CHFG launches new LinkedIn Group

Earlier this week we launched a new Discussion Group on the popular professional networking site LinkedIn. The aim is to see if this “many to many” approach will help to make the […]

By |10th December, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Martin Bromiley’s new blog now available…

CHFG founder and current Chair, Martin Bromiley will be writing a monthly blog column for the Health Foundation as part of their new regular series.

You can read Martin’s first entry here

By |10th December, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

White paper puts Patient Safety at the heart of healthcare

CHFG welcomes the latest NHS White Paper entitled ‘Liberating the NHS’ which explicitly positions patient safety at the heart of healthcare:

[to] ensure that patient safety is placed above all else at the heart of […]

By |26th October, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Secretary mentions CHFG in maiden speech

New Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP recently referred directly to the work of the CHFG in his maiden speech regarding the NHS.

“Reliability, consistency of operating procedures, and a culture […]

By |25th October, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CHFG welcomes health report

The CHFG welcomes the House of Commons Health Committee report into Patient Safety, published 3 July 2009.

We are particularly delighted that the committee have recognised that human factors and the development of non-technical skills should be […]

By |23rd October, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments