It’s time to review your patient safety culture

Sep 20, 2021

Introduction The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines patient safety culture as “the beliefs, values, and norms that are shared by healthcare practitioners and other staff throughout…

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World Patient Safety Day 2021 – An interview with Kate Lyons, MaternityONESouth

Sep 17, 2021

Introduction The 17th September 2021 marks World Patient Safety Day. The focus this year is on “Safe maternal and newborn care”. WHO outlines the objectives of this year’s…

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HIQA and the MHC launch a public consultation for the Draft Overarching National Standards for Care and Support of Children Using Health and Social Care Services

Sep 17, 2021

Overview of the Draft Overarching National Standards for the Care and Support of Children Using Health and Social Care Services HIQA and the Mental Health Commission (MHC) are…

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Upcoming Webinar: Summarising HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes in Quarter 2

Sep 14, 2021

Introduction Join us for a complementary live webinar series hosted each month by one of our Quality and Safety Experts. This webinar series is tailored specifically for Nursing Homes and aims to…

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HIQA have launched a scoping consultation for Draft National Standards for Home Support Services

Sep 9, 2021

Overview of the Draft National Standards for Home Support Services HIQA are developing draft standards for Home Support Services in Ireland. The aim of the standards is to…

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HCI develops a Clinical Management System for Cairnhill Nursing Home

Aug 30, 2021

HCI was delighted to work with Cairnhill Nursing Home on the development of a Clinical Management System and Support Programme, based on HIQA National Standards for Residential Care…

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HIQA publishes Healthcare Overview Report 2020

Aug 11, 2021

On the 10th August 2021, HIQA published the Healthcare Overview Report 2020.  This report provides an overview of inspection activity in public acute healthcare services and community and…

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Utilising real time data in healthcare to improve delivery of services

Jul 26, 2021

Introduction “Accurate, relevant and timely data is essential in order to deliver services and improve health and social care.” HIQA 2018 One of the most fundamental goals of…

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Focus areas for building an effective Governance function

Jun 28, 2021

Introduction HIQA often note that they believe that there is a clear link between good governance and better outcomes for service users. The Chief Inspector of Social Services…

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Supporting Clinical Governance in Telehealth

Jun 21, 2021

Introduction It is evident that COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our health service. One of the biggest changes since the start of the pandemic is the…

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