North East Human Factors Conference

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North East Human Factors Network Conference

16th March 2017

The Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6AP  

Copies of the presentations from the day can be found here

The North East Human Factors Network will be holding their first regional conference and are inviting delegates to this multi-professional educational event. The purpose of the event is to improve the understanding of the benefits of applying human factors to healthcare, in particular the role of human factors in improving patient safety and quality of care. 

There will be a mixture of presentations and workshops delivered by national and local speakers. We are pleased to support this event, working in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF).

Priority for places will be given to the local healthcare workforce working across the north east and Cumbria. Attendance amongst CIEHF members will be prioritised for those who have been accepted to present case studies or workshops.

Target Audience

The event is aimed at a multi-disciplinary audience from all aspects of healthcare. There will be opportunities to network and meet people with shared interests.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Neil McGuire, Clinical Director of medical devices at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
  • Donna Forsyth, Head of Investigation at NHS Improvement (and involved in the establishment of the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch.

Call for case studies

There will be a call for case studies of human factors investigations in healthcare that demonstrate what human factors can deliver. Projects from local patient safety initiatives, including the Teesside University Postgraducate Certificate in Human Factors, will be presented to share findings and help desseminate learning throughout the north east.

Submit your ideas for workshops and poster exhibition

There will be workshops and presentations featuring best practice from the north east, facilitated by local healthcare workers and members of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. If you have a poster to present, or an idea for a workshop, that showcases an area of your work involving human factors or quality improvement, there will be the opportunity to submit these and share best practice with colleagues from around the region. The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors will be awarding a prize for the best project submission. More on this will follow.

Submission deadlines and application process

  • Case studies: 9am Monday 12 December 2016. A selection of successful submissions will feature in the Ergonomist.
  • Workshop ideas: 9am Monday 12 December 2016.
  • Posters: 9am Monday 30 January 2017.

Application forms are available below or from

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