Effective teamwork for ensuring patient safety

Effective teamwork for ensuring patient safety
Effective teamwork is essential for patient safety and a key skill for anyone working in healthcare. It is dependent on both good leadership and good followership and team training is an important factor in developing these skills.

This interactive, one-day workshop offers participants the opportunity to explore and develop their team working skills through discussion and simulated scenarios.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Full day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Monday 11th December 2017, 9:00am-12:00pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at participants from all healthcare backgrounds who are involved in patient care e.g. nurses, doctors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, midwives, assistant practitioners and pharmacists.

Max number of participants - 30

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Facilitators - Elaine Hill and Adele Nightingale

Elaine has a background in psychology, critical care nursing and simulation/non-technical skills. She is actively engaged in research into patient safety.

Adele is an Operating Department Practitioner who has many years of experience of working within the NHS as a Team Leader and as a Departmental Manager. Teamwork, leadership and patient safety have been pivotal in these roles.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:

• Be aware of the impact of teamwork on patient safety.

• Understand the key factors which affect team dynamics.

• Have the opportunity to develop their team working skills through a process of simulated scenarios and debriefing.

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Please book online at www.uclan.ac.uk/healthcpdworkshops. If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk or call 01772 893808

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