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The HFE Healthcare symposium at EHF 2016 will be a full day event. We would like to create a forum for discussion and exchanging ideas and information about the latest research, development and applications. The goal is to bring together the findings, thoughts and ideas of researchers and practitioners with respect to any aspect of healthcare.

We welcome ideas (as research, practice, case studies, methods or theory) to address challenges identified by healthcare staff at the recent CIEHF-accredited HFE ‘Taster Workshops’. The challenges identified as preventing the delivery of effective, high quality and safe care include:

• Resources: including staff number and competency, workload, stress/burn out, training and technology (missing and defective equipment).
• Systems: including communication, IT, reporting tools, patient care pathway, policies and procedures, interconnectivity between patients, care providers and technologies, lack of standardisation of basic processes (duplication).
• Culture: including hierarchies (clinicians, managers, non-registered staff), instability (of NHS, organisations and teams), silo-working (professions, specialities and sectors), increasing demand and service expectations (from patients and NHS targets), blame culture, and a lack of clear vision leading to sustainability.

Other topics could include:
• Early warning deterioration detection
• Emergency situations
• Military healthcare provision and response
• Home care

If you are interested in speaking at the event, we would be delighted to welcome your submission.
Each speaking slot will be 30 minutes long including time for questions afterwards. Submissions can be 6 page full papers, or 2 page case studies or work in progress reports.

For further information about submitting a paper please visit this page

Date & place

19 - 21 April 2016
Staverton Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire

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Join delegates from:

Institute of Occupational Medicine
Royal Air Force
Health and Safety Executive
Office of Rail and Road
Rail Safety and Standards Board
Greenstreet Berman
The Keil Centre
DCA Design
and many more