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CHFG Conference - Safer Healthcare by Design

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Royal College of Nursing

20 Cavendish Square

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W1G 0RN

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The CHFG are running a one day conference looking at how design and procurement in medical devices and systems can proactively improve patient safety.

Clinicians tell us about poor design in healthcare and the impact on patient safety - from mistakes with kit, wrong route medication errors, and IT systems that add to the workload of an already stretched workforce. 230 preventable deaths per week reported in 2017. It’s likely that design is a contributing factor in a significant proportion, although detailed and thorough investigation is needed to tease out these issues (as shown by HSIB reports).

Is there an opportunity for the NHS to elevate 'ease of use' (usability) alongside utility and cost during procurement? This would enable us to eliminate and control more risks at source and help to ensure that equipment, including medical devices and IT, do what we need it to do in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

For the first time we are bringing together procurement, designers, clinicians and human factors & ergonomists to talk about the issues in healthcare, the impact on patient safety, what we know works to improve design, and what we can do to bring about a practical, proportionate and commercially viable way of informing healthcare procurement.

We have confirmed speakers including:

  • Tom Clutton Brock - Reader, Anaesthesia & Critical Care University of Birmingham
  • Richard Featherstone - Director Human Factors Research & Design, Emergo by UL
  • Tracey Herlihey - Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch
  • Colette Longstaffe - Clinical and Product Assurance NHS supply chain
  • Dan Jenkins - DCA Design
  • Ashley Sumner and Alana Wood - DeepMind Health - Streams
  • Prof. Chris Frerk, Consultant Anaesthetist.

Followed by drinks and networking

Who should attend?

  • procurement - central and local Trust

  • human factors specialists and ergonomists

  • healthcare staff

  • designers and manufacturers

To view a full programme please go to click here

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NB: In order to attend this event, the ticket price represents a donation to CHFG to support our ongoing work and cover event costs. Please note that ticket price is non-refundable and we thank you for your support.

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