Clinical Human Factors Group survey on standardising clinical practice – your input needed

The Clinical Human Factors Group is running a survey to find out the key areas of clinical practice that, if standardised, could make improvements to patient safety. Click on the survey link (opens in new window) to add your thoughts.


“As many CHFG supporters will know, we’ve offered to undertake a survey exploring standardisation as part of the CHFG’s ongoing collaboration with the Department of Health Clinical Human Factors Reference Group.  The Group is jointly chaired by Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS  and Sir Stephen Moss, Chair of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and a strong CHFG supporter.

We are interested in gathering views from you about the top 5 areas of clinical practice which in your view, if standardised, would make a positive contribution to improving patient safety as well as making your work easier and more effective overall.

This is an excellent opportunity for the CHFG network to use its collective voice to influence future policy so if you could find 5 or 10 minutes to complete our short on-line survey (opens in new window) to share your priorities, it would be very much appreciated.

Standardisation has been shown to be an effective mechanism for reducing human error in complex processes or situations and although there are already some examples of effective standardisation within healthcare settings, (a well-known one being the national 2222 crash call number) we know that there is still a great deal of room for improvement.

However lack of standardisation, for example, in the procurement of medical devices and medical equipment can increase the risk of human error when a doctor, nurse or AHP working in a clinical area becomes familiarised with one device and then is expected to work with another.”

More information about the work of the CHFG is available on their website, and you can also sign up to their e-newsletter.

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