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 | 2017-12-08T11:01:27+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 […]

DH Human Factors Group Interim Report and Recommendations for the NHS

This report was produced by the DH HF Reference Group under the steer of Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS Commissioning Board. The CHFG had a significant role in the report.

The report […]

‘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

‘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 can […]

By | 2017-12-08T11:01:33+00:00 23rd November, 2010|Resources, Best Practice, CHFG Resources, Featured|0 Comments

Human Factors Informed Commissioning

The following briefing paper, “Human Factors Informed Commissioning: Adding value to NHS productivity, efficiency, effectiveness & quality“, was developed by the CHFG, and delivered to Simon Stevens and Bruce Keogh earlier this month. It […]

By | 2017-12-08T11:01:23+00:00 28th November, 2014|Resources, Learning Resources, Featured|0 Comments

Just a Routine Operation teaching video


Just a Routine Operation

The Human Factor: Learning from Gina’s Story








By | 2017-12-08T11:01:31+00:00 22nd June, 2012|Resources, Learning Resources, Featured|2 Comments