Improving patient and heathcare provider safety


In the healthcare sector, human factors experts aim to support clinical staff in delivering safe, high-quality care by researching all aspects of the clinical environment, including equipment, workspace, work practices, organisational structure, safety procedures and training with the aim of ensuring that the system in which they work in runs as smoothly and safely as possible. Human factors experts help to identify potential risks to patient care and propose solutions that fit both patients and staff. When incidents happen, human factors experts can examine what went wrong and propose ways to prevent such an incident happening in the future.

Our members work in a range of healthcare fields. Read their case studies, reports and articles below.

Case studies

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If you are interested in developing your career as a human factors expert in healthcare, check our information on a range of further education courses open to you. There may also be training courses that might increase your knowledge and expertise. Also check our jobs page for current vacancies in the field.

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If you need help with your human factors project or simply to discuss the best course of action, contact our specialist consultants who are accredited by us to provide impartial help and advice. Look for them in the healthcare category of our Registered Consultancy directory.