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July 2021

How human factors can make a difference to EDI


The purpose of this online event is to demonstrate how human factors as a discipline can help address Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) issues.
This webinar will explore the different situations that give rise to EDI issues, including the impact of equipment positioning on wheelchair users, the impact of open plan offices on neurodiverse people, and the impact of user interface language and terminology on people with communication difficulties. It will discuss the implications of these EDI issues, including the impact on the people directly experiencing them, as well as the wider impact on society. It will uncover how human factors can make a difference in addressing these issues, including adopting a systems approach, using a participatory design process and applying specific human factors methods to enhance EDI delivery.

Prehabilitation in cancer care: Principles & practice

This conference will provide a practical guide to delivering an effective prehabilitation programme, ensuring patients are fit for cancer surgery or treatment. This is even more important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns which have had a negative effect on many individual’s health and fitness levels. The conference will look at optimisation of patients fitness and wellbeing through exercise, nutrition and psychological support.

Elective surgical caseload post-covid recovery

Chaired by Mr Bibhas Roy Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust this conference focuses on elective surgical caseload and post recovery. The challenge of current waiting lists for elective procedures is clear, the conference will discuss practical strategies and solutions for meeting demand and ensuring safety post COVID-19 including creating clear accountability for elective recovery and improving productivity.
New models will be discussed for delivering increased activity including supporting supporting trusts and clinical teams to work together across Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to eliminate variation and embed recognised best practice, patient scheduling and prioritisation, optimising theatre utilisation and performance and developing the role of the independent sector. 

Informed Consent: Are we hearing the patient’s voice in team decision-making? 1 hour CPD


This session presented by AfPP, aims to help attendees understand more about patient informed consent and shared decision-making. 
Learning outcomes:
Understanding management, around issues of consent. Recognise the importance and relevance of the Montgomery legislation in the model of shared decision making. Gain insight around empowerment of the patient in informed consent. Be able to explore issues around extended roles in shared decision making. Register

Root Cause Analysis: 2 day masterclass


This two day intensive masterclass will provide Root Cause Analysis Training in line with the July 2019 Patient Safety Strategy.
This intensive two day masterclass will provide Root Cause Analysis training in line with the 2019 Patient Safety Strategy and subsequent guidance. The course will offer a practical guide to conducting RCA with a focus on systems-based patient safety investigation as proposed within the latest guidance released by NHS England and NHS Improvement. The course provides insights into how RCA is evolving and gives detailed information on what standards RCA investigations are expected to reach following the detailed recent reviews of patient safety work across the NHS and healthcare.  
For further information and to book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive 20% discount code. Email info@pslhub.org

Managing and supporting clinicians/healthcare professionals involved in a patient safety incident, complaint or claim

Chaired by Dr Caroline Walker Founder The Joyful Doctor; Psychiatrist and Specialist in Doctors’ Wellbeing, this conference focuses on supporting staff who have been involved in patient safety incidents, or are the subject of complaints or claims. Involvement in an incident, complaint or claim can have severe consequences on staff who may experience a range of reactions including stress, depression, shame and guilt.
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ISQua's 37th International Conference. Emotion, inspiration and creativity: Pathway to global health quality


This year ISQua is holding a virtual conference.
Reasons to attend:
To acknowledge the hard work that the healthcare workers around the world have undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic;. To remember those who have died and to dedicate ourselves to improve what we do, so that we will be better prepared for the next time a crisis arises. To share knowledge and to learn from the experts in the field, as well as those who deliver and receive care. To hear from the great plenary speaker line-up that we have assembled. To attend symposia on coproduction of health, external evaluation, patient safety and quality improvement, and those concentrating on work in Australia, the Netherlands and Ireland, and by the ISQua Academy; To go to over 30 one hour seminars and workshops To have the opportunity to meet the Experts. To hear the shorter presentations and to read the posters where novel ideas are presented. Full programme

Aiming for zero patient safety incidents or errors

This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Mr Perbinder Grewal, will focus on Patient Safety and how to setup a proactive safety culture. It will look at what patient safety is and how we can set up and improve the safety culture. It will look at Human Factors and how we can mitigate some of the common errors. Can we have a system with zero patient safety incidents or errors?
For more information  and to book or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive a 20% discount. Email info@pslhub.org

Understanding the Emotional Consequences of a Birth Trauma


A multidisciplinary webinar organised by the MASIC Foundation with leading speakers, reflecting the diverse professional roles required to coordinate and deliver effective and individualised care for women experiencing Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI).
Discussion topics include:
The importance of listening to women PTSD Psychosexual issues Body image and sex How a GP can help Q & A session to follow with all speakers, Professor Pauline Slade, Dr Rebecca Moore, Kate Walsh, Lucy Theo, Dr Sarah Hillman, a MASIC Ambassador and Professor Mike Keighley.
Co-hosted by Dame Lesley Regan and Debra Bick OBE.
For more details and interest in attending, please click here

A practical guide to human factors in healthcare

Aimed at Clinicians and Managers, this national virtual conference will provide a practical guide to human factors in healthcare, and how a human factors approach can improve patient care, quality, process and safety.

Health and care explained (July 2021) virtual conference


Returning for its 10th run, The King's Fund conference gives you the opportunity to interact with our policy experts, who will guide you through the latest health and social care data and explain how the system in England really works.  

Improving children’s mental health in the wake of the pandemic - policy priorities, services and targeted support, workforce development, tackling root causes

This Westminister Education Forum policy seminar will examine priorities, policy and best practice for improving child mental health in England - with a particular focus on the impact of the pandemic
Overall, key areas for discussion in this conference include:
immediate priorities for supporting children’s mental health following the pandemic and a return to in-person education identifying root causes of poor mental health, and best practice for prevention assessing child mental health services, and looking at how they can be improved, including the role of inspections in raising standards. Agenda

Human factors in your work and your team

This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Mr Perbinder Grewal, will guide you in how to use Human Factors in your workplace. All medical and non-medical staff should attend.
Leadership in the NHS is the responsibility of all staff. Understanding human factors will allow healthcare to enhance performance, culture and organisation. It can be used to assess why things go wrong and how to implement change to prevent it from happening again or mitigate the risks.
Perbinder Grewal is a Consultant Surgeon. He is a human factors and patient safety trainer. He leads on medical education both locally and nationally. He is a Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has a passion for training and medical education. He is a Module Tutor for the ChM in Vascular Surgery for the University of Edinburgh and Tutor for the ChM in General Surgery for the past 5 years. He has Postgraduate Certificates in Leadership and Coaching.
Further information and to book your place or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
hub members receive a 20% discount. Email info@pslhub.org