Other groups

Healthcare Groups


The Resilient Health Care Net (RHCN) is a collaboration of an international group of researchers and practitioners with the aim to apply Resilience Engineering principles in healthcare. It is sponsored by the Centre for Quality in the Region of Southern Denmark. Erik Hollnagel is the Chief Consultant at the centre.




The Resilience Healthcare Learning Network was co-founded by Sam Sheps and Karen Cardiff who work at the University of British Columbia, Canada.




The Clinical Human Factors Group is a broad coalition of healthcare professionals, managers and service-users who have partnered with experts in Human Factors from healthcare and other high-risk industries to campaign for change in the NHS.





The West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative offers facilitated specialist patient safety, innovation and learning networks, including the vitally important drug safety element.



Resilience Engineering and Human Factors


The purpose of the Resilience Engineering Association (REA) is to develop a community of practitioners and users of Resilience Engineering.




The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors is a professional organisation in the UK for ergonomists and human factors practitioners. It is dedicated to providing information and services to the public, and support to its members.



Our primary goals are to develop, implement and test interventions to increase organisational resilience, and to disseminate new ideas about safety throughout the NHS. Our applied work focuses on learning from successful patient outcomes and not just from failures.