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Supporting Human Factors

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RCN Human Factors and Patient Safety

Patient safety is an essential part of nursing care that aims to prevent avoidable errors and patient harm. The NMC Code and the RCN Principles of Nursing Practice promotes patient safety and advocates a human factors approach as key to safer healthcare. Human factors is seen as a standard in education and training.

Human Factors in Healthcare A Concordat from the National Quality Board

The primary purpose of the NHS is to deliver high quality care to all, free at the point of need.  High quality care encompasses care that is safe, clinically effective, and results in as positive an experience for patients as possible.

Human Factors, often referred to as ergonomics, is an established scientific discipline used in many other safety critical industries. Human Factors approaches underpin current patient safety and quality improvement science, offering an integrated, evidenced and coherent approach to patient safety, quality improvement and clinical excellence.

HSE Health and Safety Executive – Human Factors

People are involved in all aspects of work, which is why HSE recognises the importance that human factors can play in helping avoid accidents and ill-health at work. They have taken a topic-focused approach to human factors. These topics have proven to be key issues based on research, consultation with industry & intermediaries, and their inspection experience.

Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

The CIEHF is a professional member organisation for ergonomists and human factors specialists. They want to raise awareness about the broad scope and positive impact of the discipline in all aspects of life and work.

Clinical Human Factors Group CHFG

The Clinical Human Factors Group is a charity that works with healthcare professionals, managers and service-users partnering with experts in Human Factors from healthcare and other industries to campaign for change in the NHS and healthcare.


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