Healthcare Learning Pathway

We are pleased to introduce the new Healthcare Learning Pathway, which has been developed in response to the NHS Patient Safety Syllabus 2021.

We know that at least 1 in 10 of patient admissions may lead to harm. In 2017 nearly £1.5 billion was spent on clinical negligence claims; this is expected to double by 2023. The total liability for ongoing medical negligence cases could be as much as £56.1 billion (NHS Resolution.)

With the global pandemic, there is a need for us to adapt healthcare short courses to provide virtual/online courses and e-learning has become more urgent. A major strand of the new NHS Patient Safety Strategy involves Health Education England (HEE) developing the first-ever system-wide Patient Safety Syllabus. We are pleased to support this exciting initiative.

Loughborough University is offering online accredited Healthcare Human Factors short courses to support the NHS Patient Safety Strategy and guide the learner into a new way of thinking about safety in healthcare. The professional Learning Pathway provides a complete programme for the Human Factors (Ergonomics) content in the Patient Safety Syllabus that you need to develop your knowledge and skills as a Safety Specialist, integrating both patient safety and staff wellbeing. By completing the pathway through to Level 3, you can achieve a professional qualification as a Human Factors Technical Specialist (TechCIEHF); or alternatively, you can use the individual online learning modules for CPD.

Professor Sue Hignett, Dr Mike Fray, and Dr Thomas Jun have been working with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), and others to develop a Healthcare Learning Pathway in consultation with Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), NHS England/Improvement, Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN) and Health Education England.