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RCSI is the national surgical training centre (NSTC) in Ireland with responsibility for training all surgeons and emergency medicine doctors.
The Irish Health Service (Health Service Executive (HSE)) and the Department of Health are looking forward to celebrating World Patient Safety Day and are linking to undertake a number of events to mark World Patient Safety Day on the 17th September 2019.
The Ministry of Health Malaysia and the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) are jointly hosting a one-day Seminar and the launch of world patient safety day at the Everly Hotel in Putrajaya on 17th September.
In France, as in many other countries in the world, care needs and approaches have considerably changed over the past number of years – ageing of the population, increase in chronic diseases, inequalities in access to care, changing expectations of health professionals, availability of new therapies, digital development, and many more...
An in-depth transformation of the health system has therefore proved indispensable and the French government has embarked on a reform program entitled "My Health 2022".
In my first blog post, I talked about humanizing leadership for quality and patient safety improvement through; the patient voice, provider ears, and organizational support.
In this blog, I'll talk about the role of leadership.
"Insights that I gained are twofold. First, patient safety is always a top priority. No small issue needs to be left unattended or ignored as it has the potential to cause a fatality. Two, there is a need for a multidisciplinary collaboration The institutional and systems thinking approaches are critical in health care. Good procedures, communication, accountability and sharing of information are critical to avoiding mistakes and medical errors."
Tuesday, 17th September 2019 14:00 PM - 14:45 BST (UTC+01)
Please join us for this special edition of the ISQua Virtual Coffee Break, where we will be celebrating World Patient Safety Day!
This Virtual Coffee Break is open for everyone to attend.
We were delighted to host Dr Paul Batalden for the third episode in the ISQua Podcast series, and the second ISQua Ask the Expert session.
The topic for this episode was: “Co-production of healthcare service: assumptions and invitations”
‘If clinicians are engaged in management and leadership then organisational performance will improve and if there is good organisational performance there is likely to be high levels of clinician engagement’ *
Of the three critical ‘engagements’ in healthcare, patient, clinician and community, we hear much about the first and less about the second and third.
Guest post by Dr Hans C. Ossebaard, session speaker for ISQua’s 36th International Conference (20th – 23rd October 2019), in Cape Town, South Africa.
At ISQua’s upcoming international conference in Cape Town one session (B13 – session B, Tuesday, 22 October 2019) is devoted to the one signature public health issue of our times: how to counter the pervasive adverse effects of climate change on health and, accordingly, how to redesign the health care sector as to provide a more sustainable, ‘green’ care.
Improving the patient experience requires a change in culture. This change must be embraced by and reflected in the actions of everyone within the healthcare system. Furthermore, everyone must understand the fundamental truth that “quality and patient safety improvement” is an ongoing and healthy process of changing mindsets.
Last year ISQua and the International Ergonomics Association IEA ( https://www.iea.cc/) signed a cooperation agreement which aims to build on the commonality of our respective missions – to improve the safety of patients.