The SHOT team were delighted and honoured to win the award for ‘Harnessing a Human Factors Approach to Improve Patient Safety’ at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards on 24 October 2022.
The nomination was based on the work SHOT has done over the last decade to embed human factors in transfusion safety. Educational materials were developed to support understanding and application of human factors and ergonomics (HFE) and enable UK-wide transfusion staff to implement HFE into local practices. A bespoke tool in the reporting portal prompts reporters to examine HFE elements, complemented by a distance-learning package. A variety of platforms for learning and continuous feedback increase the knowledge and skills needed to embed HFE in local practice and contribute to the ongoing aim to improve transfusion safety.
“The reach and spread of this project was incredible and represented a sustained and iterative approach to quality improvement, with a real motivation to spread the project further”, said the judging panel.
SHOT would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of this initiative, especially the reporters in hospitals who have embraced the human factors reporting requirements, and the SHOT Steering Group and Working Expert Group for their dedication and support.