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View of a hospital ward. A member of staff in a blue uniform walks towards the camera, their movement blurring the image. Behind them a member of staff stands at the end of a patient's bed.

Make it Better: Designing out medical error

31st January–4th February 2012

Make It Better is an exhibition of designs for the clinical environment aimed at reducing medical error.

Mistakes made in healthcare can have huge human and financial costs. The design of much medical equipment and environments is outdated, confusing and can lead to errors. Patient safety is a complex issue that needs approaching from different viewpoints. A multidisciplinary team was brought together for three years to research medical error and involve front line clinical staff in developing new designs.

The results are a suite of research findings and innovative designs aimed at better supporting front line staff and reducing medical error at the bedside.

Research undertaken by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London.
Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Download the 'Make it better' project information (pdf, 4.353 MB)