Cross Industry Sharing - Human Factors in Medicine

Print this pagePrint this page


Human Factors in Medicine 

Over 50 delegates attended our first Cross Industry knowledge sharing event on 16th May - Human Factors in Medicine.

We are all human - Human Factors affects every single person in every single industry. Throughout 2017 these four sessions will look at how human factors is addressed in four industries ; Medicine, Nuclear, Construction and Transport. 

Hosted by Emily Taylor, this was the first in the series of Human Factors cross-industry learning events. We were delighted to welcome back a member of the Royal College of Surgeons - Manoj Kumar - who offered a fantastic presentation around the medical industry and how patient safety is addressed, how challenges are overcome and some examples about the huge improvements which have been made to date. 

About Mr. Kumar 

Manoj is a Consultant Surgeon and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and also holds a Masters degree in Patient Safety: A Human Factors Approach, from the University of Aberdeen. 

Manoj is the National Clinical Lead for the Scottish Mortality and Morbidity Review Programme. He is actively involved in leading and improving mortality and morbidity review processes with a focus on learning and improvement in the NHS. He is an advocate for the Clinical Human Factors Group (CHFG), a member of the Scottish Government’s Duty of Candour Implementation Advisory Group and of the Law Society of Scotland’s Health and Medical Law Committee. 

This presentation was recorded on the 16th of May 2017 at the AECC, with permission of the speakers. If you would like more information, please contact