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Systems thinking – a new direction in healthcare incident investigation

The Health Foundation’s Evidence into Practice Programme sponsored the production of a 3 minute animation led by Thomas Jun and Patrick Waterson at Human Factors and Complex Systems Research Group, Loughborough University. This highly engaging […]

By | 2017-12-08T11:01:18+00:00 4th October, 2017|Learning Resources|0 Comments

Anaesthesia Safety Network

The Anaesthesia Safety Network is an online reporting tool designed to improve patient safety.  Their Newsletter provides excellent examples of case studies.  If you would like to view the Newsletters please go to

By | 2017-09-26T13:15:27+00:00 26th September, 2017|Learning Resources, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Patient Safety and Human Factors in Healthcare Jobs

Please find below the latest roles in Patient Safety and Human Factors in Healthcare.  If you would like to advertise your position here please email and for the price of a small donation we […]

By | 2018-02-07T11:42:14+00:00 19th September, 2017|Jobs, Featured|0 Comments

NMC Consultation on standards of proficiency for registered nurses

The NMC have currently gone out to consultation on the draft standards in proficiency for registered nurses, the deadline for the consultation is the 12th September 2017.

We believe that nurses’s of the future require not […]

By | 2017-12-08T11:01:19+00:00 4th September, 2017|Resources, Learning Resources|0 Comments

Preventing Harm and Improving Care Conference – November 2017

Date: 21st and 22nd November 2017

Venue: Excel Centre, London

Host: Patient First UK

Patient safety is the biggest single issue in the NHS and UK healthcare. After a year of unprecedented focus on patient safety, 2017 starts […]

By | 2017-08-30T14:01:12+00:00 30th August, 2017|Other Human Factors Events|0 Comments

Measuring and Monitoring Patient Safety Event 29th September

Date: Friday 29th September 2017

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

“While hospitals recognise patient safety as their top priority, this is frequently not translated into an effective and consistent safety culture.” The state of […]

By | 2017-08-30T13:38:58+00:00 30th August, 2017|Other Human Factors Events|0 Comments

Reducing Medication Errors National Summit November 2017


Date: Friday 3rd November 2017

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

“Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in health care systems across the world.” Medication without […]

By | 2017-08-30T13:40:10+00:00 30th August, 2017|Other Human Factors Events|0 Comments

TED Time Escalation Decision Learning package

“The Little Voice Inside”

Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when the foetal brain does not receive enough oxygen. This can lead to severe impairment or death of the […]

By | 2017-12-08T11:01:19+00:00 6th July, 2017|Learning Resources|0 Comments

Works system design for patient safety: The SEIPS Model

Most errors and inefficiencies in patient care arise not from the solitary actions of individuals but from conflicting, incomplete, or sub-optimal systems of which they are a part and with which they interact. To improve […]

By | 2017-12-08T11:01:19+00:00 20th June, 2017|Resources, Learning Resources|0 Comments