Human Factors & Patient Safety Updates (Oct18)
- Civility Saves Lives
- Group GP appointments - a breeding ground for error?
- Waverley BIG Awards Finalist
- Human Factors in Practice
- Free conference this November
Civility Saves Lives
Civility when dealing with colleagues and patients may seem like stating the obvious, but sometimes what should happen in theory isn't what happens in practice.
Civility Saves Lives is the self-funded, collaborative project led by Dr Chris Turner, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine.
Why does civility matter? Uncivil behaviour not only greatly impacts the reciepent, but it is also proven to have an extended impact beyond the recipent. At Atrainability, we refer to this as 'Mood Contagion'.
Many professionals have been on the receiving end of rudeness, belittling and bullying. Most are told or feel like 'that's just the way it is'; but if the NHS truly wants a Culture Change behaviours and attitudes at all levels need to adjust. The project aims to raise awareness of what can be done, whilst sharing stories from other professionals as well as relevant, evidence based academic papers.
Atrainability's Trevor Dale has recently been speaking about the importance of civility at Patient Safety Collaborative for Kent, Surrey & Sussex. If you'd like to find out more about how Human Factors training and Civility fit hand in hand, request more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also highly reccomend taking some time to look at Christine Porath's work. Her book 'Mastering Civility - A Manifesto for the Workplace' has recieved excellent reviews in The New York Times as well as from high profile authors and leaders.
Group GP appointments - a breeding ground for error?
There has been a recent report about the NHS considering group GP appointments as an option to help alleviate the waiting time for patients and in an attempt to manage the growing shortage of GPs.
Although further details on this are needed, we at Atrainability believe that this could very well be a potential breeding ground for Human Factors error, our main concerns from a Human Factors perspective include:
• BEHAVIOUR & COMMUNICATION: The patient relationship with their GP, being confident to raise real concerns. How does the GP manage a room with some extraverted (verbose) people and some introverted (more private & more inwardly driven)?
• SITUATION AWARENESS: Potential error when adding correct patient notes to correct individual files - how will this be managed from a group sessions?
• CONFIRMATION BIAS: A group may have similar symptoms, but will this lead to the same path of care? The correct diagnosis? Could things be missed?
Are you a GP?
We'd appreciate your thoughts on the subject. Email us in confidence: email@example.com.
Waverley BIG Awards Finalist
You may know that we've been training health and social care teams across the UK for the last 16 years, however you may not realise that we're classified as a small business. Which is why we are delighted to have been selected as a finalist for Waverley's B.I.G Awards 2018 in the category of 'Customer Delight'. We'll keep you updated on the results which will be announced on 19 October.
Human Factors in Practice
Reminder! Free Future of Healthcare Conference this November
Atrainability are proud to be speaking alongside Roy Lilley, Cara Charles-Barks (Salisbury NHS), Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, Mark Coooke (NHS England SW) & Dr Felix Jackson at The Future of Healthcare Conference, which is free to attend event on 6 November in Exeter.
The conference brings you speakers from a wide spectrum of specialties. The aim is to inspire & teach NHS staff from all departments, as well as patients, on how to adapt to systems change in a way that brings about efficiency & value. Addressing two of the fundamental themes of Future Focused Finance. Find out more here & don't forget to follow the event organisers @nhsFFF on Twitter.