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The dichotomy of the application of a systems approach in UK healthcare: the challenges and priorities for implementation (2017)
Journal Article
Pickup, L., Lang, A., Atkinson, S., & Sharples, S. (in press). The dichotomy of the application of a systems approach in UK healthcare: the challenges and priorities for implementation. Ergonomics, 61(1), doi:10.1080/00140139.2017.1306632. ISSN 0014-0139

There is increasing demand for a systems approach within national healthcare guidelines to provide a systematic and sustainable framework for improvements in patient safety. Supported by this is the growing body of evidence within Human Factors/Ergon... Read More

Blood sampling: two sides to the story (2016)
Journal Article
Pickup, L., Atkinson, S., Hollnagel, E., Bowie, P., Gray, S., Rawlinson, S., & Forrester, K. (2017). Blood sampling: two sides to the story. Applied Ergonomics, 59A, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2016.08.027. ISSN 0003-6870

This study aimed to investigate why there is variability in taking blood. A multi method Pilot study was completed in four National Health Service Scotland hospitals. Human Factors/Ergonomics principles were applied to analyse data from 50 observatio... Read More

Human factors in general practice: early thoughts on the educational focus for specialty training and beyond (2016)
Journal Article
McKay, J., Pickup, L., Atkinson, S., McNab, D., & Bowie, P. (2016). Human factors in general practice: early thoughts on the educational focus for specialty training and beyond. Education for Primary Care, 27(3), doi:10.1080/14739879.2016.1181533. ISSN 1473-9879

In the third article in the series, we describe the outputs from a series of roundtable discussions by Human Factors experts and General Practice (GP) Educational Supervisors tasked with examining the GP (family medicine) training and work environmen... Read More

PEGASO project : teenage perspectives of an integrated technology platform for health promotion (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Lang, A., Condon, L., Coulson, N., Cobb, S., & Atkinson, S. (2016). PEGASO project : teenage perspectives of an integrated technology platform for health promotion

This paper presents the findings from a participatory workshop with teenagers. Sixteen teenagers were recruited for the first phase evaluation and development of the PEGASO multi-technology system. This system is being developed to promote awareness... Read More