The Healthcare Special Interest Group of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors held a symposium on Patient and Provider Safety on November 25th, 2013. The event was attended by 100 people, including researchers, human factors practitioners and clinicians from a range of backgrounds. It included three keynote speakers, research presentations, posters and displays. The symposium demonstrated the range of activities of human factors professionals working in healthcare and the success they have had in tackling safety problems. More information about the event, including speakers’ abstracts can be found on the IEHF event website here.