Surgical Grand Rounds
As part of the Surgical Grand Rounds Lecture Series, Professor Peter McCulloch and Dr Lauren Morgan talk about investigating serious surgical incidents and how human factors science can help us.
- Human Factors Research Scientist
My work focusses on investigating how to make the care delivered in the NHS safer and more reliable. My background is in Human Factors/ergonomics, and I am based within the Quality, Reliability, Safety & Teamwork Unit.
Our team's current work is focused on evaluating the effect of different approaches to improving safety in healthcare, as part of the 'Safer Delivery of Surgical Services' research project.
I am also interested in design and am currently involved in a hospital CQUIN project to translate the documentation of patients vital signs from a paper based to an electronic system. I set up and lead Oxford University Hospitals technology usability forum.
As well as teaching both in Oxford and at other Universities, I am an advisory board member for the Confidential Reporting System in Surgery (CORESS) and an active member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.
I am always interested to learn more about human factors in healthcare, so whether you have similar interests, or want to find out more, please feel free to get in touch.
Intentional Rounding: a staff-led quality improvement intervention in the prevention of patient falls.
Morgan L. et al, (2017), J Clin Nurs, 26, 115 - 124
The Safer Delivery of Surgical Services Program (S3): Explaining Its Differential Effectiveness and Exploring Implications for Improving Quality in Complex Systems.
Flynn LC. et al, (2016), Ann Surg, 264, 997 - 1003
Combining Systems and Teamwork Approaches to Enhance the Effectiveness of Safety Improvement Interventions in Surgery: The Safer Delivery of Surgical Services (S3) Program.
McCulloch P. et al, (2015), Ann Surg
The effect of teamwork training on team performance and clinical outcome in elective orthopaedic surgery: a controlled interrupted time series study
McCulloch P. et al, (2015), BMJ Quality and Safety, BMJ Open, 006216
Effectiveness of facilitated introduction of a standard operating procedure into routine processes in the operating theatre: a controlled interrupted time series
McCulloch P. et al, (2014), BMJ, Effectiveness of facilitated introduction of a standard operating procedure into routine processes in the operating theatre: a controlled interrupted time series , 003158