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Trust's Chief Executive writes for Imperial College Health Partners

05 Apr 2018

The Trust’s Chief Executive, Carolyn Regan, has contributed to a blog post published by Imperial College Health Partners’ (ICHP).

ICHP are collaborating with WLMHT and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust to explore the delivery of Human Factors training for staff. Carolyn has written about collaborating with ICHP on the Foundations of Safety programme, which has resulted in multiple local improvement initiatives, and how this work has nurtured a particular interest in Human Factors.

Through participating in the Foundation of Safety Programme, the Trust has facilitated joint learning on key areas of patient safety.

Carolyn writes:

“This led us to consider our understanding of and learning from Serious Incidents (SUIs) and particularly the role ‘human factors’ play in understanding and improving patient safety. We worked with Dr Jane Carthey, an expert in human factors and patient safety, to carry out a thematic analysis at Broadmoor Hospital and West London Forensic Services using human factors methodology, and as a result we are producing ‘cause and effect’ diagrams in key areas. These include: suicide self-harm; physical health; and assaults and physical restraint and we are sharing these with other trusts.”

You can read the article in full here.