CEO Update
 
Peter Lachman, ISQua CEO
Peter Lachman, ISQua CEO

I have now been at ISQua as CEO for the past year and it is hard to believe how quickly the time passes. This year has been a learning experience, I've met some amazing people who have come to ISQua to learn about quality and safety. ISQua is growing and developing, with many changes as you'll see in this Bulletin. My first year has been filled with excitement and anticipation for how much we can achieve together and I'm looking forward to what the next year will bring!

The aim of ISQua to facilitate the transformation of healthcare worldwide. As a member-based organisation, we need to ensure that we have a strong foundation to achieve that aim and to grow the membership.

This year with the elections to the Board, Membership is essential. Please encourage colleagues and peers to join. We will be developing the services for Members over the coming months and have made the Fellowship more affordable, with membership as part of the fee.

We have also reduced membership costs for applicants from low and lower middle income countries. Our hope is that this will mean more members who can participate in the elections.

ISQua is moving again! We've found a new home for ISQua, in Dublin which will provide for the growth of the organisation. The offices will be finalised shortly and in the next Bulletin, I will provide more details of the location. It is important that we have a good environment conducive to the work we do.

At the last Board meeting, the Board agreed on the appointment of several Experts in recognition of their work in quality of healthcare and their current and future work supporting ISQua to achieve their goals. Their bios will be added to the website shortly, and we'll have a full report in the June Bulletin.

We are planning to re-launch our Emerging Leader Programme working with WHO within the next month – please look out for the call for applicants.

Finally, the conference is approaching. The Events Team has finalised the programme and it is very exciting. Please spread the word and encourage people to attend.

 
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