2016 National Patient Safety Conference

The 1st National Patient Safety Office conference was held on 7th & 8th December 2016. On Day 2, 8th December the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD launched the National Patient Safety Office which is located within the Department of Health.

Programme of Events for the 2016 Conference

View the video presentations from the Conference



Dr Catherine Dumartin – Prudent use of antimicrobial agents in the EU: lessons from the Commission survey, 2015

Dr Johan Thor – Using National Quality Registries to Guide and Evaluate Clinical Improvement Efforts – Encouragement from Sweden

Dr Michael Gardam – Case Studies in Quality Improvement using Front Line Ownership

Dr Paul O’Connor – Taming the Wicked Problem of Hand Hygiene

Prof  Bruce Guthrie – Improving Safety for People with multi-morbidity in Primary Care

Dr Brian Farrell – The Coroners Inquest – Patient Safety Issues

Prof Stephen Byrne – The Role of the Pharmacist in Optimising Patient Care, Lessons to be Learned both Clinically and Economically

Brid Boyce/Maria Lordan Dunphy (HSE) – HSE National PPG Framework (Policies, Procedures, Protocols & Guidelines) Workshop

Tracey O’Carroll/June Bolger – National Patient Experience Survey Programme: The Partnership Approach

Karen Egan /Dr Éidín Ní Shé  – Medical Professionalism in Relation to Safety: Junior Doctors’ Experiences in Practice

Dr John Fitzsimons/Dr David Vaughan/Dr Catherine Diskin – Clinical Handover Workshop: A quality improvement approach to clinical handover

Dr John Fitzsimons/Rachel McDonell – Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) – lessons learned

Nina Cromeyer Dieke – Introduction to Longitude Prize

Dr Vida Hamilton – National Sepsis Outcome Report 2016

Mary Fitzsimons/Dr Colin Doherty/Dr Jarlath Varley – Co-designing patient-centered care: people working together to create value

Prof Rhona Flin – Patient Safety Research: conditions for adverse events

Up to 600 people registered for each day – the audience primarily was comprised of patients and a wide range of healthcare staff working in the area of patient safety. These included the HSE, Voluntary Agencies, Patients, Patient Safety Experts, Regulatory Bodies and the research community. 116 posters were displayed and the two days showcased a number of national and international speakers and initiatives.