Human Factors in Maternity Care and Gynaecology

In collaboration with the Royal College of Midwifes

17 July 2024

In-person | RCOG, London


In collaboration with the Royal College of Midwives this practical one-day course is tailored for healthcare professionals who are looking to enhance team effectiveness and patient safety within maternity and gynaecological services.

The programme will focus on the core aspects of human factors training, covering team dynamics, communication strategies and the implementation of safety protocols.

Attendees will benefit from hands-on workshops and practical teaching sessions aimed at building skills such as assertive communication, clinical prioritisation and maintaining an awareness of the broader clinical picture. The course is essential for O&G clinicians, SAS / LED doctors, midwives, paediatricians, anaesthetists and allied healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care through better teamwork and decision-making processes.

This concise programme is particularly relevant for those looking to apply practical tools and insights immediately to their practice. Attendees can expect to leave with a clearer understanding of how to foster psychological safety and lead multidisciplinary teams effectively in high-stakes healthcare environments.

Key reasons to attend

  • Benefit from an interdisciplinary approach with insights from obstetrics, neonatology, paediatric, anaesthetic, midwifery and aviation human factors experts 
  • Engage in hand-on workshops aimed at assertive communication, workload management and clinical prioritisation
  • Understand the implementation of safety protocols and team strategies to enhance patient care 
  • Explore the Ockendon Report findings and their implications for practice
  • Develop skills to lead multidisciplinary teams, thereby avoiding a 'them' and 'us' culture and fostering a philosophy of psychological safety