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Investigating for Improvement – building a national safety investigator for Healthcare

This thought paper explores how healthcare systems can develop a system-wide approach to investigating and learning from the most serious patient safety issues, and examines the organisational infrastructure that is needed to support this.

Many safety-critical […]

By | 2018-04-25T14:43:28+00:00 31st March, 2017|Policy and Research, CHFG Resources, Featured|0 Comments

Human Factors Common Terms

Our Common Terms glossary presents a series of common terms which focus on the fundamental human factors and ergonomics principles separated into Organisation and Individual focus areas. We have also included specific examples of some […]

By | 2018-04-25T14:14:55+00:00 10th March, 2016|Resources, Learning Resources, CHFG Resources, Featured|0 Comments

‘How to’ Guide to Human Factors – Top Tips

An A5 booklet has been produced that has extracts of case studies and implementation tips from the full ‘How to’ Guide – Volume 2. This A5 booklet can be found here Implementing Human Factors […]

“What good looks like” prompt cards

Over the last few years the CHFG have developed a set of cards to demonstrate ‘what good looks like’ in healthcare from a human factors perspective. These cards have been developed from the […]

By | 2018-04-26T10:05:54+00:00 12th October, 2015|Learning Resources, CHFG Resources, Featured|0 Comments

Scoping Review of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Primary Care

Much of the early research and focus in human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) in healthcare has been in the acute sector. This is partly because the early high profile interest has been from people in acute areas […]

‘How to’ Guide to Human Factors – Volume 2

The CHFG are delighted to announce the publication of a second ‘How To’ guide.

‘Implementing human factors in healthcare – Taking further steps’, is the second volume of the ‘How to’ guide that was originally published […]

By | 2018-04-26T10:09:20+00:00 11th June, 2013|Resources, Best Practice, CHFG Resources, Featured|3 Comments

Getting to Grips with the Human Factor – Boards Resource


The CHFG is pleased to announce the publication of a new resource, specifically targeting Hospital Boards. “Getting to grips with human factors – strategic actions for safer care”, is a learning resource that recognises the […]

‘Never?’ Report

This report, drawn up by the Clinical Human Factors Group, looks at nine wrong site surgery cases that were investigated last year, nine patients, nine families, nine clinicians and their teams all who thought it […]

By | 2018-04-26T10:16:13+00:00 6th March, 2012|Resources, Learning Resources, CHFG Resources|Comments Off on ‘Never?’ Report

‘How to’ Guide to Human Factors – Volume 1

Patient Safety First’s “How to” Guide for implementing Human Factors in Healthcare

This guide provides a useful introduction to the concept of human factors in healthcare, and suggests how its elements […]

By | 2018-04-26T10:52:50+00:00 23rd November, 2010|Resources, Best Practice, CHFG Resources, Featured|0 Comments