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 and insightful animation can provide a systems thinking reminder to any serious incident investigation in healthcare.
Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when the foetal brain does not receive enough oxygen. This can lead to severe impairment or death of the baby and is of course devastating for both families and staff.
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 the design of these systems…
Circle of Care is a model for Compassionate Human Factors in Healthcare, created by the Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre (SaIL) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) in collaboration with Clod Ensemble’s Performing Medicine programme. It helps us think about, practise and demonstrate the high quality compassionate care to which we all aspire to.