Human factors encompass all those factors that can influence people and their behaviour. In a work context, they are the environmental, organisational and job factors, and individual characteristics which influence behaviour at work.
Our 'How to' guide for Implementing Human Factors in Healthcare provides an introduction to the concept of human factors and gives suggestions of how its elements can be applied by individuals and teams working to improve patient safety.
The Clinical Human Factors Group have released a report 'Never?'. It 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 would never, could never happen to them. It then examines how we can learn from these cases to ensure that next time it doesn’t happen to you. Click here to download.
As a result of his personal experience, Martin Bromiley founded the Clinical Human Factors Group in 2007. This group brings together experts, clinicians and enthusiasts who have an interest in placing the understanding of human factors at the heart of improving patient safety.
In Just A Routine Operation Martin discusses his experience
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