London seminar – Clinical Human Factors Group’s "Embedding Clinical Human Factors" – 19 April 2011

On Tuesday 19 April 2011 the Clinical Human Factors Group (CFHG) will be hosting an open seminar at Imperial College from 10am (coffee, registration and networking from 9am) until 4pm (followed by another networking session until 5pm). Professor Harold Thimbleby, one of the Principal Investigators on the CHI+MED project and a Trustee of the Clinical Human Factors Group, is chairing the afternoon session on ‘Exploring the future’. The programme is available as a PDF from the CHFG’s website and is reproduced below.

Martin Bromiley (CFHG’s Chair) also has a blog, hosted at The Health Foundation (one of the sponsors of this event).

“Embedding Clinical Human Factors”
The Journey is the Destination

19th April 2011, Imperial College, London

Registration and Networking
0900-1000 Coffee, Registration and Networking


Exploring the Context: Session Chair – Nicola Davey (CHFG Trustee)
1000-1005 “Setting the Scene”
Martin Bromiley (Airline Pilot and Chair, CHFG)


1005-1035 “The Journey to Safety – Embedding Human Factors in Healthcare”
Prof Charles Vincent (Centre for Patient Safety and Quality, Imperial College, London)


1035-1105 “Developing Safer Clinical Systems”
Prof Matthew Cooke (National Clinical Director for Emergency & Urgent Care, Department of Health)


1105-1135 “Too Close for Comfort – Learning from Disaster”
Sir Stephen Moss (Chair, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust)


1135 – 1150 “The Power of Inter-Professional Learning”
Jane Reid (CHFG Advocate Lead)


Sharing and Practice in the Clinical Human Factors “Marketplace”
The purpose of this session is to enable colleagues to share knowledge and experience and to inquire into work in an informal and flexible way. Each of the two sessions will showcase up to eight different examples of local practice all demonstrating processes to embed an understanding and / or practice of clinical human factors. You will have an opportunity to highlight your involvement, listen, ask questions and circulate around the “stands” all at your own pace. You will also have time share your learning, to discuss what you have learnt and generate more learning with colleagues and also to network more generally.


1150-1250 Marketplace – Session 1
1250-1350 Marketplace – Session 2


Exploring the Future: Session Chair – Prof Harold Thimbleby (CHFG Trustee)
1350-1420 “The Confessions of a Human Factors Facilitator”
Tug Wilson (Head of Human Factors Training, Inzpire Ltd)


1420-1450 “Innovation and Education – an Engine for Change”
Dr Ian Curran (Dean and Head of Innovation, London Deanery)


1450 -1520 “The Journey to Embed Clinical Human Factors – from Habitual to Invisible”
Dr Ken Catchpole (Senior Post-Doc Scientist, University of Oxford)


1520-1550 Q&A Panel: Ken Catchpole, Ian Curran, Jane Carthey, Tug Wilson, Stephen Moss, Harold Thimbleby


1550-1600 Final Comments: Martin Bromiley


1600-1700 Tea and Networking

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