Boards Role in Improving Quality & Safety

Boards have a key role to play in the governance of an organisation as accountability for the quality and safety of a service ultimately rests with the board and its executive team. The purpose of A Board’s Role in Improving Quality and Safety, Guidance and Resources , HSE QID, September 2017, is to support boards of healthcare organisations to explore and understand their role in improving quality and safety. The Guide is now available from the Improving Quality Resources page.

A Future Together, Building a Better GP and Primary Care Service

A Future Together – Building a Better GP and Primary Care Service , November 2017, was commissioned by the HSE’s Primary Care Division and was conducted by a team from Trinity College Dublin, led by Professor Tom O’Dowd, Emeritus Professor of General Practice who is also a practicing General Practitioner.  The main objective of the report is to conduct an international review of the place of GP Services in the Irish healthcare system, which, at a policy level, is committed to achieving a decisive shift in focus and resources towards a stronger and more integrated primary care. Now available from Information and Updates

Making a Start in Integrated Care for Older Persons

Making a Start in Integrated Care for Older Persons – a Practical Guide to the Local Implementation of Integrated Care Programmes for Older Persons provides information to support and guide clinicians and managers in establishing local, integrated health and social care services for older persons.

The guide, now available from Information and Updates, describes a series of evidence based components of integrated care.  It also sets out how some of the key enablers will be addressed nationally. There is an action(s) and deliverables associated with each of the components of the 10 Step Framework.

A National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health

The National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health sets out an agreed understanding of recovery in the context of a recovery oriented service and outlines four key principles that underpin such a service.

The framework will ensure a consistent, evidenced based and co-produced approach to the continued development of the recovery orientation of mental health services. The National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health can be accessed on the Advancing Recovery in Ireland Resources Page.

Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People

The Conference Programme for the  National Conference – Working Together to Support Children and Young people with a Disability and their Families taking place in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and by webinar across the country on December 1st, is now available on the Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People Page.

School for Change Agents

Registration for the 2018 School for Change Agents is now open. The school is an initiative of the NHS Horizons team. There will be five modules delivered via live webinar in February and March 2018. The school is free, and is for everyone and anyone with an interest in improving services. For more information and to register, visit http://theedge.nhsiq.nhs.uk/school