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February 12


09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Event Category:

Healthcare, NHS

Event Tags:

Quality Healthcare: Challenging Perceptions


National Office of Clinical Audit

Email: Phone: +353 1 4028577




The theme for this year’s event is ‘Quality Healthcare: Challenging Perceptions’. How healthcare is delivered, managed, and funded is constantly evolving. We want to discuss the absolute necessity for the promotion and understanding of healthcare data that looks at the quality of care and outcomes for patients and goes beyond the traditional e.g. financial reporting and patient numbers on trolleys. If we want to transform our healthcare system, the use of data and how that is reported must also transform to challenge and change perceptions.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation & President Elect, ISQUA
  • Colette Cowan, CEO, UL Hospitals Group
  • Dr Conor Deasy, Clinical Lead, Major Trauma Audit
  • Dr Rory Dwyer, Clinical Lead, Irish National ICU Audit
  • Shaun & Gretta Fogarty – A patient perspective
  • Brendan Martin, Managing Director, Buurtzorg Britain & Ireland
  • Paul Reid, CEO, Health Service Executive
  • Professor Anthony Staines, Professor of Health Systems, DCU
  • Arthur van Leeuwen, Journalist, Netherlands
We are also opening our call for submissions for the NOCA Quality Improvement Champion Award 2020. The NOCA ‘Quality Improvement Champion’ Award recognises an individual or team who has made best use of national or local clinical audit data to improve patient care in their hospital / hospital group / healthcare organisation. We are seeking nominations from a person or team who have shown dedication to quality improvement (QI) within their hospital, hospital group or healthcare organisation.

Closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 10th January and must be sent to auditinfo@noca.ieGuidance for submission can be found here.

We have a varied programme of speakers and panelists, as well as the launch of two national reports for Major Trauma Audit and Irish National ICU Audit. We will have a sketch notes artist, Philip Barrett, visually documenting the speakers and panel sessions. There will also be a number of healthcare exhibitors to interact with during the breaks.

CPD points will be applied for from NMBI and RCSI.

The full programme will be circulated in early January 2020.

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