04 April 2024
11:00 - 12:30
1.5 hours

MS Teams
Online video conferencing

An introduction to the human factor in healthcare practice

This ninety-minute webinar will introduce human factors in clinical and professional healthcare practice. It will help you to consider what human factors are, how they impact practice in your working area, and gain some insight into how some human factors can be managed. There will be opportunities for interaction and sharing perspectives and experiences throughout the session.

By the end of this session, attendees will have had an opportunity to:

•  To gain an appreciation of what is meant by human factors

•  To consider how human factors impact on practice, including team working

•  To gain insight into how human factors can be managed in practice

This introductory session is aimed at anyone working in healthcare, whether in a clinical or non-clinical role.

Lead facilitator

Lydia Lofton  

Lydia is an experienced workforce specialist with expertise in clinical education. She has a background as a paediatric intensive care nurse, and extensive experience in NHS hospital trusts, international healthcare systems, academic health science partnerships, and arms-length bodies.

Lydia has designed and delivered interprofessional education, developed regional education networks, and provided system-level leadership for simulation-based education and cancer workforce transformation.

In her current role, Lydia addresses workforce and education challenges by working in partnership with stakeholders in national and regional NHS systems, commissioners, and professional bodies.

Lydia is skilled at facilitating groups and supporting teams to create solutions and resolve conflict. She is a qualified mediator with the International Mediation Institute, focused on workplace and interpersonal conflict.

Lydia completed a Master of Arts in Clinical Education at King’s College London, and specialises in collaborative practice, interprofessional education, team training, human factors and ergonomics. Lydia has previously served as President of the Paediatric Simulation Society (2020-21) and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors (2017-2022).

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