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The first in a series of articles and research papers proposing an alternative trajectory. Identifying the manual and mechanical handling link to force-related tissue damage in both patients and carers during present inbed care practices. Click here to view the paper.

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for a limited period a FREE set (of two) New Phil-e-slide Enabler Slide Mitts with every two sets of Biotechsis Basic Systems purchased

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Pressure Sores-Bed Surface Technology, Plan “B” The missing Link,is coming soon.Click here to find out more

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The road to a National Strategy in Healthcare for Human Factors

‘making it easy to do the right things’ in a shifting landscape-*forging the right links*.

In many respects the NHS can be proud of what it’s done around human factors. No other national health care system has yet tried to do what we’re doing, so it’s no surprise that it’s hard. It’s been made even harder for those ‘in charge’ by the seismic shifts in how the NHS is organised. A shifting landscape, followed by the enormity of scandals such as Mid Staffs, has left people like rabbits in headlights, in an extended process of what human factors refers to as ‘sense making’. Things are happening that don’t fit the standard mental models anymore.

For many, just getting their head around human factors has been a struggle. If you’re not at the front line of it, I’ll fully acknowledge that human factors can at first be hard to grasp. It’s a scientific coming together of a number of disciplines (such as psychology, physiology, etc) that together aim to develop a focused approach to ‘making it easy to do the right things’. It is a science in its own right, with an extensive evidence base.

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To find out more about our report on “First Do No Harm: Closing the gap in patient safety” please click Here

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