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Happy Christmas to all our Members!
Report from the Acting CEO
Membership Renewal for 2012
Learning from you - Feedback on ISQua Survey
Spotlight on our new Board Members
Report from our Director of Programmes
IAP Awards & New Surveyors
Report on the 3rd Annual Conference of The Society for Quality in Healthcare, Nigeria
News from CPSI
Programme & Planning Committee for ISQua's 29th International Conference
Call for Abstracts
Conversations with Leaders in the Field of Patient-Centered Care - Dr Peter Pronovost
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Governance
Report from the Acting CEO
 
Peter Carter, Acting CEO
Peter Carter, Acting CEO

Sadly, ISQua CEO, Roisin Boland, has had to take extended sick leave. We all wish Roisin the very best for a full recovery and return to work. The latest reports are that Roisin is making good progress.

 

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Membership Renewal for 2012
 
ISQUA Member 2012 - Colour

We are happy to inform our members that our rates for 2012 will continue as they were for 2011.

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Learning from you - Feedback on ISQua Survey

You may be one of the 222 respondents who completed an on-line survey for ISQua during 2011 designed to explore the motivations and demands of those engaged in health care delivery or otherwise associated with safety and quality in healthcare AND to elicit feedback on how ISQua is and might better facilitate those demands.

 

In this edition we have included some observations on the findings of that survey...

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Spotlight on our new Board Members

At the Annual General Meeting on 16th September 2011 four new members joined the ISQua Board.  We asked each of these to tell us why they joined the Board, what they hope to achieve and how, they think, ISQua can improve and expand.

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International Accreditation Programme (IAP)
Report from our Director of Programmes
 
Triona Fortune, Director of Programmes
Triona Fortune, Director of Programmes

This has been a challenging financial year for us all, however ISQua’s International Accreditation Programme (IAP) continues to thrive. Since 2008 activity has increased by 116% and income generated by fees by 145%.

 

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IAP Awards & New Surveyors
 
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The following awards were ratified by the ISQua Board on 5th December 2011:
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Member Articles
Report on the 3rd Annual Conference of The Society for Quality in Healthcare, Nigeria
 
SQHN 3rd conference

The Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria held its 3rd conference at the Royal Tropicana Hotel, Lagos on the 13th and 14th of October 2011. The theme for the Conference was “Safety, Standards and Customer Service”.

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News from CPSI
 
CPSI

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) have recently published two guides which are available for free on their website - www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca.

 

 

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29th International Conference
Programme & Planning Committee for ISQua's 29th International Conference
 
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The Programme & Planning Committee for Geneva 2012 includes leaders in patient safety from around the world.  This Committee will be working hard to bring you contemporary speakers with thought provoking presentations.

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Call for Abstracts

Our call for abstracts for Geneva 2012 opened on 17th November.  This years abstract submission programme is more user friendly then ever.  You will only need to indicate your personal details once, they will then be re-used for registrations, hotel reservations and abstract submissions.

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Conversations with Leaders in the Field of Patient-Centered Care - Dr Peter Pronovost
 
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One of the ways Picker Institute supports patient-centered care is by recognizing people in healthcare who have made significant contributions to achieving patient-centered care worldwide. This Conversation is with Dr. Peter Pronovost, a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care specialist physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a researcher and professor at Johns Hopkins University.

 

This article was kindly provided for publication by The Picker Institute.

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