CoPMRE Visiting Faculty Day

The Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education (CoPMRE) held its biannual Visiting Faculty Day on the 24th March 2015. The day focussed on the theme of Human Factors and was opened by Gail Thomas, Dean, School of Health and Social Sciences.

Professor Jane Reid, NQB Advisor Human Factors spoke of the importance of integrating human factors into healthcare and set the national context with the Human Factors in Healthcare Concordat.

Fleur Kitsell, Head of Innovation and Development at Health Education Wessex talked about the role of Quality Improvement in improving patient, organisational and learning outcomes.

Mr Robert Talbot, Medical Director, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust highlighted the reality of human factors in a clinical setting. He referred to a quotation from Clare Gerada ‘If the NHS was a patient, it would have depression’. He emphasised how Human Factors is embedded within the Poole Approach.

Alison Tong, Director of Nursing & Quality, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust gave an interesting account of Human Factors from a trainee perspective and described how they were mentored and supported following a critical incident.

The audience were taken through a Human Factors case study, ‘Non-insertion of contraceptive implants’ presented by Professor Sam Rowlands, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Andrew Mayers, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Psychology Department, SciTech at BU closed the workshop by discussing Human Factors in Mental Health.

This workshop was aimed at generating interest in this vital topic and provided a platform for CoPMRE’s annual national conference on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at the Executive Business Centre to which you are invited.

A programme and registration details will be advertised in the summer.