Offering the latest news in health care quality and safety, the ISQua blog also features guest posts from the best and brightest in the industry.

India - Wockhardt Group Hospitals

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

Wockhardt Group Hospitals, which is a chain of super-speciality hospitals in India are organizing a week-long event on Patient safety across all their Group Hospitals from 13-17th Sept 2019.

Creating a patient safe environment: A myth or something we as healthcare professionals can achieve

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

We all have heard the phrase “Primum non nocere” and know that it means “first, to do no harm” which makes me think “Do we as healthcare institutions harm patients, and if so why?

The potential contribution of accident investigation and analysis to the improvement of patient safety

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

With every mistake, we must surely be learning (George Harrison in While my guitar gently weeps)

Be involved in your own healing process

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

If you are a patient who wants to be involved in the healing process or a caregiver, this is my advice:

Patient Involvement in NHI

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

Patient-centred healthcare is essential to ensure the NHI is a success in this country, and as such, needs to be embraced by the Department of Health to ensure a win-win scenario. 

Patient Safety in Ireland

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

The level of harm reported in the Irish health service is comparable to other developed countries (approximately 12%). However, there is considerable room for improvement.

Current patient safety efforts largely focus on hospital settings.

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

Current patient safety efforts largely focus on hospital settings. As we launch the inaugural World Patient Safety Day on September 17th, we must speak up to intensify efforts to keep patients safe in outpatient settings.

Training doctors and healthcare professionals in human factors in patient safety.

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

RCSI is the national surgical training centre (NSTC) in Ireland with responsibility for training all surgeons and emergency medicine doctors.

Open Access Articles

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

Open access articles on Patient Safety

India - QAI Standee

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

The Quality & Accreditation Institute (QAI), India have designed a Standee which is being sent to all healthcare institutions in their database as well put up on their website for use.

BMJ Article: Raising and responding to frontline concerns in healthcare

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

Raising and responding to frontline concerns in healthcare

Switzerland - Conference: Journée Latine de l'Excellence en Santé

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève (HUG) are hosting a one day conference on the theme: Creating the framework conditions for the success of quality initiatives.

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