Human Factors– what difference is it making?
Error is inevitable and part of being human. In this panel discussion we will be discussing how we can use human factors application to reduce the likelihood of surgical error both for individuals and in teams. We will explore some of the barriers that sometimes need to be overcome to instill good human factors practice across employing organisations.
We will emphasise the importance of good leadership by Royal Colleges, GMC and others to bring about change and improvement. We will also talk about things we can do to improve team working and morale, particularly important during the pandemic, and way to reduce the chance of burnout.