The work of Atrainability has featured in a significant number of healthcare reports and publications:


Side errors in neurosurgery and human factors training - Patrick Mitchell & Trevor Dale December 2014 - click here to read report in PDF format


Quality and Safety in Health Care 2009 : 18:109-115; doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.032045 Copyright © 2009 by the BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.


The effects of aviation-style non-technical skills training on technical performance and outcome in the operating theatre P McCulloch, A Mishra, A Handa, K Catchpole Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK T Dale, G Hirst Atrainability Ltd, Guildford, UK

Dale, TJ, Giddings, AEB, Hirst, DG, Smith, P, Catchpole, K (2008). Aviation-style briefing and debriefing for the operating theatre. In S. Hignett, B. Norris, K. Catchpole, A. Hutchinson and S. Tapley (eds). Improving Patient Safety 2008: From Safe Design to Safe Practice, pp.15-19. Loughborough: The Ergonomics Society. ISBN 978-0-9554225-2-2.

Surgical Endoscopy.(2008) Jan;22(1):68-73. Epub 2007 May 4. The influence of non-technical performance on technical outcome in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Mishra A, Catchpole K, Dale T, McCulloch P

Catchpole, K, Giddings, A, Hirst, G, Dale, T, Peek, G, De Leval, M.(2008). A Method for Measuring Threats and Errors in Surgery. Cognition, Technology and Work in Press. [Epub ahead of print]

Catchpole, K, Giddings, A, Wilkinson, M, Hirst, G, Dale, T, De Leval,M. (2007) Improving patient safety by identifying latent failures in successful operations. Surgery 142(1), pp.102-110.

Catchpole, K, Giddings, A, De Leval, M, Peek, G, Godden, P, Utley, M,Gallivan, S, Hirst, G, Dale, T (2006). Identification of systems failures in successful paediatric cardiac surgery. Ergonomics 49(5-6),pp.567-588.

Catchpole, K, Giddings, AEB, Hirst, G, Dale, T, de Leval, M (2006). Human errors, system failures, and non-technical skills in surgery. Patient Safety 2006, Birmingham, 1-2 February 2006.

Catchpole, K, Giddings, A, de Leval, M, Gallivan, S, Godden, P, Utley, M, Dale, T, Hirst, G (2005). Identifying and reducing systems failures through non-technical skills. The Surgeon, Supplement FP1.4: Proceedings of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Quincentennial Conference, Edinburgh, July.

Catchpole, K, Giddings, AEB, de Leval, MR, Dale, T, Hirst, G, (2005). Systems failures, human error and teamwork: the role of the perfusionist. Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland Annual General Meeting, Stratford-upon-Avon, 4-5 November 2005.

Catchpole K, Godden, P, Giddings, A, Hirst, G, Dale, T, Utley, M, Gallivan, S, de Leval, M (2005) Identifying and Reducing Errors in the Operating Theatre. Patient Safety Research Programme (HMSO)

Dr Allan Goldman
Lead Consultant Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

It has been a huge privilege working with Captain Trevor Dale and the Atrainability team over the past 10 years in both a research and training capacity. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Atrainability to support any human factors training and team work initiatives in the medical profession.

Dr Allan Goldman
Lead Consultant for The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London

Patrick Fon Sen Chong
Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

Frimley Park Hospital PGMEC had the privilege of hosting Trevor Dale who led 2 workshops on "Safety in Clinical Practice" to our surgeons and theatre staff. These sessions were informative, inspiring and have challenged us to rethink how we deliver a safe service to patients in theatres. Trevor was erudite and entertaining throughout the sessions!

Patrick Fon Sen Chong
Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Vanessa Garside
Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac Services

I really enjoyed the course Atrainability gave last week, it was excellent and something I think everyone in the NHS would benefit from.

Vanessa Garside
Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac Services
Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children