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Medical error for individuals, teams and systems: Martin Bromiley

Failure is something that even the very best in the industry regularly experience.

In safety critical roles, that failure can ultimately lead to death and maiming. So how do we accept failure?

Martin Bromiley explores how we can understand and learn from our failures and difficult moments. He identifies the essential behaviours and mindsets that will help us make sense of those complex moments.

One such mindset is being confident that you have the skills to do the job but also humble enough to know that you could be wrong. This is a delicate balance but is so crucial for personal growth.

We are all human and we will all make mistakes. Taking responsibility for our mistakes is essential and is what allows us to learn from those errors.

Furthermore, Martin suggests that setting a good example is key. We need our leaders to listen and to lead by example, acknowledging their own failures, to grant us permission to do the same.

Failure is inevitable but understanding what we can learn from failure, is what makes us better at what we do.

Unfortunately, not everyone has the platform or the ability to share their failures or difficulties.

We need to encourage people to share their stories and to allow people the space to learn from their mistakes, so that they can achieve success in the future.

Medical error for individuals, teams and systems: Martin Bromiley

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Martin Bromiley OBE

Airline Captain. CHFG Founder.

Martin founded the Charity in 2007 with academics, clinicians, leaders and policy makers. He combines his work with the charity while working as an Airline Captain. Martin occasionally speaks at key events and is invited to input to policy development. His work is widely recognised and his many aw

@MartinBromileyards include the Royal College of Anaesthetists Medal and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (ad hom).