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Christmas is only just around the corner!
Acting CEO's Report
The President's Report
Rio de Janeiro 2014
Edinburgh 2013 - Call for Papers!
Special Interest Group Report
The ISQua Fellowship programme
My ISQua Conference 2012 - Bárbara Caldas
My ISQua Conference - Somanath Mohapatra
The Conference Storified
Director of Programme's Report
International Accreditation Programme (IAP)
ISQua International Conference
Awards at the Conference
Developing ISQua’s Quality Management System
Peter Carter's Blog - 'From Little Things Big Things Grow'
Telemedicine - Legal Issues
An increasing Attention was paid to Patient Safety in China, 中国越来越重视病人安全工作
Institute of Communication and Health, University of Lugano
The ISQua Christmas Party
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Christmas is only just around the corner!
by Caroline Jago
 
Happy Christmas to all!
Happy Christmas to all!

Can you believe that Christmas is almost here? Neither can we. This time last year we were planning our 2012 Conference. Now, we find ourselves wrapping it and all the other successes of the past year up.

 

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Governance
Acting CEO's Report
by Peter Carter
 
Peter Carter, ISQua's Acting CEO
Peter Carter, ISQua's Acting CEO

In Peter Carter's CEO Report, he outlines some of the events that were planned, the steps that were taken and decisions that were made throughout 2012, in what has been a very successful year to date.

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The President's Report
by Deirdre Burke
 
Tracey Cooper, ISQua President
Tracey Cooper, ISQua President

An overview of the President's Report, from this year's annual ISQua AGM, including subjects that were discussed, current information and a glimpse of the many exceptional things that are planned for the furture.

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Conference 2014
Rio de Janeiro 2014
by Eadin Murphy
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Edinburgh 2013 - Call for Papers!
by Eadin Murphy
 
Call for Papers for Edinburgh 2013 is now open. See the details below to see how you can be part of the leading scientific conference on quality in healthcare.
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SIG
Special Interest Group Report
by Mark Brandon
 
Mark Brandon, CEO Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
Mark Brandon, CEO Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency

The latest ISQua Special Interest Group: Quality in Social Care for Older Persons (SIG), was launched by ISQua President, Dr Tracey Cooper, at this year's Geneva conference. Mark Brandon gives us an overview on this new SIG.

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Fellowship
The ISQua Fellowship programme
by Jo Burke
 
Jo Burke, ISQua's Education Resource Manager
Jo Burke, ISQua's Education Resource Manager

The festive season is just around the corner and while it can be very busy time for some; we hope it will also offer you some peaceful time for reflection on the good that has happened this year and what changes you’d like to make in the forthcoming year. Nelson Mandela once said that.

Education is one of the most powerful weapons we can use to change the world. We hope that the ISQua activities will help you enhance your knowledge and improve your skills to make a difference in improving the safety and quality standards of health care.


 

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ISQua Scholars
My ISQua Conference 2012 - Bárbara Caldas
by Bárbara Caldas
 
Bárbara Caldas, ISQua Scholar
Bárbara Caldas, ISQua Scholar

Barbara Caldas, ISQua Scholar, was given the opportunity to attend the conference in Geneva this year and experience the many inspiring speakers. Here she give a first hand account of her trip.

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My ISQua Conference - Somanath Mohapatra
by Somanath Mohapatra
 
Somanath Mohapatra (right) & the rest of the ISQua Scholars
Somanath Mohapatra (right) & the rest of the ISQua Scholars

Somanath Mohapatra, ISQua Scholar, gives his account of this leading scientific conference and in particular, what inspired him, what he learnt about ISQua and what it stands for.  

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The Conference Storified
by Caroline Jago
 
The Storify Logo
In our last Bulletin we told you how Storify allows you to easily pluck out web content including tweets, Facebook status updates, photos and YouTube videos, and then organise them into a single story. Here we show and tell you how we used it for the coverage of this year's conference in Geneva.
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International Accreditation Programme (IAP) Update
Director of Programme's Report
by Triona Fortune
 
Triona Fortune, ISQua's Director of Programmes
Triona Fortune, ISQua's Director of Programmes

This has been a busy but successful year for ISQua’s International Accreditation Programme (IAP), here, Triona Fortune, ISQua's Director of Programmes, runs through some of  core activites. 

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International Accreditation Programme (IAP)
 

New IAP Award Logos

In October 2012, when the new ISQua Logo was launched, we also launched updated IAP Award Logos.  We have received very positive feedback to the reimaging of these awards and look forward to seeing the logos on our accredited organisations websites.

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29th International Conference
ISQua International Conference
by Eadin Murphy
 
The Conference Centre, Geneva, October 2012
The Conference Centre, Geneva, October 2012

ISQua’s International Conference in Geneva saw leading experts from all corners of the globe address over 1,200 delegates on current significant topics. Here Eadin Murphy, ISQua's Event Manager, gives an overview of what was the most successful conference to date.

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Awards at the Conference
by Eadin Murphy
 
Hélène Beaard receiving her award
Hélène Beaard receiving her award

The poster presentations were a huge success at the conference this year. It was a showcase the excellence and all those involved in the research, creative effort and innovation across all categories deserve a huge round of applause. Here is a list of those who received awards at the event.

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Sponsor Articles
Developing ISQua’s Quality Management System
by John Sweeney
 
John Sweeney, Director, Health Care Informed (HCI)
John Sweeney, Director, Health Care Informed (HCI)

In 2013, ISQua will undertake a major review and development of its current Quality and Safety Management System (QSMS) in order to ensure it is providing its services to the highest level and to fulfil its own International Accreditation Programme (IAP) Organisational Standards. Here John Sweeney, Director of Health Care Informed (HCI),  runs through how it plans on doing this.

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Publications
Peter Carter's Blog - 'From Little Things Big Things Grow'
by Caroline Jago
 

Check out Peter Carter’s (Acting CEO of ISQua) latest post on his blog, ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’.

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Collaboration
Telemedicine - Legal Issues
by Michael Gorton
 
Michael Gorton, College Solicitor and Ian Pelekanakis, Law Clerk
Michael Gorton, College Solicitor and Ian Pelekanakis, Law Clerk

Here Michael Gorton explains how duty of care and inherent medical negligence issues, present in everyday practice, do not change if the consultation is via telemedicine or face to face. Michael has been recognised by Best Lawyers in 2011  and 2012 for expertise in Health and Aged Care Law.

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An increasing Attention was paid to Patient Safety in China, 中国越来越重视病人安全工作
by Sunny, 孙纽云
 
孙纽云, Sunny
孙纽云, Sunny

People-oriented is regarded as the core principle for bring peace and stability to the country in China. Accordingly, it has been extended as patient-centered and ensures patient safety in China’s health system.


以人为本,是中国自古以来治国安邦的根本理念,将这个理念延伸到中国卫生事业管理中,就是以病人为中心,保障病人安全。中国政府向来重视病人安全工作,2009年,中国启动新一轮医药卫生体制改革,提出“为人民群众提供安全、有效、方便、价廉的卫生服务”的总体目标,更是将安全提升到一个更令人关注和重视的高度。

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Forthcoming Conferences & Programmes
Institute of Communication and Health, University of Lugano
by Caroline Jago
 

The University of Lugano’s Institute of Communication and Health is organizing an international, interdisciplinary conference on 'Communicating Medical Error', (COME). It will take place on March 18-22, 2013 on Monte Verità in Ascona, Switzerland.

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ISQua Staff
The ISQua Christmas Party
by Caroline Jago
 
Office Christmas parties often means Christmas jumpers, cringey moments and even worse dancing - our Christmas Party was no different!
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