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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 | 2017-12-08T11:01:21+00:00 10th March, 2016|Resources, Learning Resources, CHFG Resources, Featured|0 Comments

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The Picker Institute has set a high standard with the Always Events® program. The goal of the Always Events program is the translation of person- and family-centered principles into tangible action. New approaches to communicating […]

Top 10 Health Technology Hazards 2016 Executive Summary

ECRI Institute is providing this abridged version of its 2016 Top 10 list of health technology hazards as a
free public service to inform healthcare facilities about important safety issues involving the use of medical […]

By | 2017-12-08T11:01:19+00:00 14th July, 2017|Resources, Learning Resources|0 Comments

Top 10 Health Technology Hazards – ECRI Institute

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Generic Surgical Never Events Fishbone – Dr J Carthey

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“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 | 2017-12-08T11:01:22+00:00 12th October, 2015|Learning Resources, CHFG Resources, Featured|0 Comments

Learning from Failure: the Need for Independent Safety Investigation in Healthcare

The NHS should follow the lead of aviation and other safety-critical industries and establish an independent safety investigation agency, according to a paper published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (*now direct access […]

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 | 2017-12-08T11:01:31+00:00 6th March, 2012|Resources, Learning Resources, CHFG Resources|Comments Off on ‘Never?’ Report

Introduction to Patient Safety

Professor Charles Vincent provides an summary of his recently published second edition on Patient Safety. This 61-page free pdf file, which may be used for non-commercial purposes, is essential reading for anyone starting to understand […]

By | 2017-12-08T11:01:31+00:00 1st March, 2012|Resources, Learning Resources, Other Human Factors Resources, Featured|Comments Off on Introduction to Patient Safety