Proactive Approaches to Promoting Safe Healthcare
Open Seminar
13th October 2016
Unipart Conference Centre

We are living through a period of unprecedented change; social and political; global and local. This has significant implications for how we view, and how we manage, safe healthcare. In this seminar we considered what the future might look like for all stakeholders concerned with the manner in which Human Factors impacts on safe care. How we can prepare for it, how we can adapt, and how we can monitor and improve?


We had an incredibly informative and interactive day with a  stellar line-up of contributors.

Keynote speaker Professor Charles Vincent kicked off our discussions on safe strategies and risk management.  If you would like to view his slides please click here, he has also written a book called Strategies for the Real World which is free to download here.

In the afternoon we had the pleasure of welcoming the newly appointed Chief Investigator of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), Keith Conradi, who shared his initial thoughts on the establishment of the branch. If you would like to view his slides please click here.

During our morning breakout sessions, we heard from the following speakers:

Dr Laura Pickup, University of Nottingham, who presented the findings from their report on Human Factors and resources in Primary Healthcare, please click here to view her slides and the full report will be on the CHFG website shortly.

Nathalie Delaney from the West of England Academic Health Science Network and Karen Gleave from Sirona Care talked about building capacity to support Human Factors in Patient Safety in the Community setting, to view their slides click here.  Nathalie has also provided us with a summary of one of the training days click here to view.

Dr Dominic King, Senior Clinician Scientist at Google Deepmind Health, who talked about user-centred digital health solutions.  If you would like to view the work of Deepmind Health please visit their website.

Maryanne Mariyaselvam and Peter Young, University of Cambridge spoke about engineering the errors out of the NHS. Their slides will follow shortly.

During the afternoon breakout sessions we heard from:

Dr Umesh Prabhu , a Medical Director, who’s making a real difference to patient safety, he presented on Leadership in Action and how this can make a real difference to the frontline.  His slides will follow shortly.

Jez Robinson discussed a test pilot’s perspective of human factors, to view his slides click here

Professor Justin Keen, from the University of Leeds, addressed how IT systems improve patient safety, please click here to view his slides.

Peter Walsh, Chief Executive, Action against Medical Accidents, talked about the Duty of Candour and patient safety, to view his slides click here.

For a full programme of the day please click here

Thank you to all those who participated in such an inspiring day.


This event was supported by Oxford Academic Health Science Network

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