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HCI support 2nd World Conference on Nursing and Healthcare – 9th & 10th October 2019

Jun 12, 2019

John Sweeney, CEO, HCI, will speak at the 2nd World Conference on Nursing and Healthcare, hosted by SciTech Conferences (STC). The conference will be held in Dubai, UAE on 9th and 10th October 2019. John will present on the topic ‘Can our health systems learn? Lessons from high-profile UK and Ireland Investigations‘. The Nursing and…

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Designated Centres for Older People completed during November 2018 to February 2019

May 29, 2019

This report by HCI highlights the trends in inspection findings, those being ‘Compliant’ and ‘Not Compliant’ as detailed by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in reports for residential care settings for older people. The inspections were against the requirements as outlined in the following: Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in…

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HCI launches new service “HCI Inquiry Findings Compliance Evaluation”

May 17, 2019

HCI has launched a new service that will help healthcare organisations implement and learn from the findings of national and international healthcare investigations.  The service is called “HCI Inquiry Findings Compliance Evaluation (IFComTM) – Improving the safety of care, learning from the lessons of others” National and international investigations into failings in the sector are…

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Key Points to Note from the Guidance relating to Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacterales (CPE) for Long-Term Care Facilities for Older People

May 10, 2019

The Health Service Executive (HSE) and Health Protection Surveillance Centre published ‘Guidance relating to Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacterales (CPE) for Long-Term Care Facilities for Older People’ to provide guidance in relation to CPE for healthcare workers and healthcare managers for people in residential facilities for older people, such as nursing homes or other residential long-term care…

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Objectives and Learning Outcomes of National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare (2012) – Preparation for Statutory Licencing Training – 28th May 2019

Apr 30, 2019

National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare (2012) – Preparation for Statutory Licencing Training Date: 28th May 2019 Time: 8.45 – 16.30 Location: Clayton Hotel Leopardstown The Sláintecare Implementation Strategy notes that a new overarching governance framework will be introduced and clinical governance will be underpinned by legislation through the introduction of a system of licencing for hospitals, community…

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National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare (2012) – Preparation for Statutory Licencing Training – 28th May 2019

Apr 19, 2019

National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare (2012) – Preparation for Statutory Licencing Training Date: 28th May 2019 Time: 8.45 – 16.30 Location: Clayton Hotel Leopardstown The National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare (2012) describe a vision for high quality, safe healthcare. The Sláintecare Implementation Strategy notes that a new overarching governance framework will be introduced and…

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Key Points to Note from the HIQA Restrictive Practices Thematic Inspection Guidance Documents

Apr 4, 2019

Are you aware that the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) will be conducting thematic inspections of restrictive practices in residential homes across Ireland this year? Is your residential home prepared for the thematic inspection? HIQA recently published several guidance documents relating to the use of restrictive practice within Designated Centres for Older People. The…

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Practical Application of the HIQA Restrictive Practices Thematic Inspection Guidance Documents

Apr 4, 2019

Is your residential home prepared for a HIQA thematic inspection of restrictive practices? If you are not sure, then read below for an insight on the practical application of HIQA’s requirements for restrictive practice in Designated Centres for Older People. HIQA recently published several guidance documents relating to Restrictive Practices: Thematic Inspections of Designated Centres…

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ULHG Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement in Healthcare Conference – 20th & 21st June 2019

Mar 26, 2019

John Sweeney, CEO, HCI, will speak at the Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement in Healthcare Conference, facilitated by UL Hospitals on 20th and 21st June 2019.  John will present on the topic ‘When Clinical Audit Fails. The Bottlenecks, Barricades and Breakthroughs’. The conference will feature a range of international and national keynote speakers and educational…

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