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What are human factors?

Human factors are all the things that make us different from logical, completely predictable machines. How we think and relate to other people, equipment and our environment. In simple terms it’s the things that affect our personal performance.

The Clinical Human Factors Group’s (CHFG) vision is of a healthcare system that places an understanding of human factors at the heart of improving clinical, managerial and organisational practice leading to significant improvements in safety and efficiency. Our manifesto for change targets three areas:

Human factors education & training
Building “high reliability” organisations
Intelligent regulation and independent investigation

Browse our site to learn more about how you can help us achieve this vision.

Who are we? >>

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latest news

Sad news of the death of Karen Woo

Our deepest thoughts go out to the family and friends of Karen Woo, member of the CHFG standing group, who was killed whilst on an aid mission in Afghanistan.

Read a tribute here >>

Liberating the NHSWhite Paper puts patient safety at the heart of healthcare

CHFG welcomes the latest NHS White Paper entitled ‘Liberating the NHS’ which explicitly positions patient safety at the heart of healthcare.

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Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Andrew  Lansley MPHealth Secretary mentions CHFG in maiden speech

New Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP recently referred directly to the work of the CHFG in his maiden speech regarding the NHS.

Read the full transcript here >>

The Clinical Human Factors Group at the Patient Safety Congress 2010CHFG at Patient Safety Congress 2010

The Clinical Human Factors Group raised its visibility recently with a stand at the Patient Safety Congress 2010.

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CHFG welcomes health report

The CHFG welcomes the House of Commons Health Committee report into Patient Safety.

Read the report here >>