PUTTING THE HUMAN AT THE CENTRE OF A PROGRESSIVE LIFE SCIENCES STRATEGY FOR THE UK
Monday 01 June 2020
14:00 - 15:00
Why does pharma need to embrace human factors? This webinar is intended for those Pharma colleagues involved in:
• product design
• continuous improvement
• change management
• CAPAs and reducing non-compliance.
• Patient safety and adherence
We are all striving for a better way of working to deliver effective medicines and treatments to patients. By human factors, we refer to all those factors that can influence individuals and their behaviour. Indeed, safe use of healthcare products depends on human performance and how the systems and processes can be designed, ideally, using latest thinking based on systems theory. However, this is more than just compliance as the emphasis should be on optimising human performance and redefining safe use of healthcare products. This should not only include risk mitigation but also eradication of waste and understanding and learning from variation.
Dr Brian Edwards Chair, Pharmaceuticals Human Factors Sector group, CIEHF
After 14 years in hospital medicine and clinical research Dr Edwards joined the pharmaceutical sector 25 years ago and has gained experience as a regulator, in a global CRO, as deputy QPPV in J&J and latterly as consultant at NDA Regulatory Science since 2007. He is still active in several international organisations concerned with safety (ISOP, DIA, ACRES).