We often explore the idea that "Words create worlds" with our clients and training participants. The following blogs and articles are filled with words from the worlds of MedLed, Human Factors For Healthcare and Patient Safety.
When healthcare looks towards establishing a Just Culture, what does this mean for accountability?
We need a moratorium on any approach to safety that anchors upon a model of zero, especially if the best vision of the future adds nothing to a thought that is more than two millennia old.
As a patient, a trainer and a Human Factors consultant, the biggest single improvement we can make is to make sure that Men’s health isn’t just talked about for one month a year, but all year around.
Most of us have been a patient at some point in our lives, and we can use those experiences to remind us of the importance of empathetic, personal care.
The world has been going through an extended period of what psychologists term Anticipatory Grief.
High performance is not about winning. It is about success.
Narrative medicine incorporates individual’s stories into health sciences as they are seen as being fundamental to the human experience.
As the name suggests, an emotional salary is one that touches on emotional gains as opposed to monetary ones.
The scope for the Patient Safety Syllabus to become a catalyst to integrate human factors within healthcare is considerable.
The Balanced Assertiveness model keeps our rights as individuals balanced with rights of others and with the circumstances.
Whilst most Health Professionals are aware of the symptoms of Burnout perhaps fewer know of the concept of Compassion Fatigue.
Identifying Compassion Fatigue enables those who were being harmed by the very thing that brought them into the caring professions to be protected and supported while they recover.
Sleep is one of those things we all know is important, but quite often feel we’re not getting the right amounts or even the right quality.
We can probably all identify with this quote, with a tendency to notice the bad and not the good in the world around us. So why do we do this?
We are all doing the best we can at this time, in these difficult circumstances, and that is all we can ever do: the best we can, at the time, in the circumstances.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, and it’s important to ensure you are your own best ally especially when in the frontline. Here are some fast simple scientifically supported techniques to help you manage daily stress.
At this time of the greatest challenge in living history it’s important to ensure those of you in the frontline are able to do all you can to care for yourselves.
Our thoughts and gratitude are with everyone working so hard to both deliver the care that is needed and on strategies to protect us from this threat.
Growth mindset isn’t a new thing, but it’s at the forefront of the world of work due to its links with wellbeing, high performance, leadership and learning.
Teaching medical staff skills such as assertiveness and how to manage energy levels combined with organisational change is the way to make a real difference.
At MedLed, systems thinking is at the heart of everything we do, whether looking at work systems and design, human-to-human interaction, or a mixture of the two.
As everyone may have a different understanding of what civility actually is, the 3 C’s allow us to make sure that at least civility is always at the forefront of how we act and communicate as a team and individuals.
Effective feedback can have a powerful, positive and lasting effect.
If we want to talk about effective leadership under pressure, there are several questions we should ask.
“Just sort out the basics,” sounds simple but remarkably difficult to achieve.
Is Psychological Safety about making sure everyone is always happy with every decision, with making sure people always get what they want?
If we want to change the way things are done in any walk of life, we need to first create a level of interest and understanding.
The UK still lags behind 23 other high-income countries with our stillbirth rates, and the new health secretary has stated a bold ambition to become the safest place to give birth.
Have you ever been involved in an incident where the response was to discipline an individual/individuals, or to simply change a process/guideline?
Is bringing in the army Mr Hancock’s way of putting his own stamp on Patient Safety?
MedLed has appointed Dr Patrick Waterson PhD, CErgHf, CPsychol from Loughborough University as a Non-Executive Director.
Can we be "aware" enough of how errors occur in order to prevent us making errors?
With many of the serious challenges in healthcare performance being "slow burn" you can seek out "quick wins’" - small things within our control that make a positive difference.