NOCA Webinar 2021 - Quality time: The value of getting it right

February 2nd @ 2:00PM

The NOCA Webinar 2021 will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd February, as part of RCSI’s Charter Week programme of events.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Quality Time: The Value of Getting it Right’. Our theme this year is centered around the importance of quality assurance and improvement even in times of crisis and how the cost of not investing in it far outweighs the investment required.

The event agenda can now be found below.

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We are currently seeking nominations for the NOCA Quality Improvement Champion Award 2021.

The NOCA Quality Improvement Champion Award recognises an individual or team who has made best use of national or local clinical audit data to improve patient care in their hospital / hospital group / healthcare organisation. We are now seeking nominations from a person or team who have shown dedication to quality improvement (QI) within their hospital, hospital group or healthcare organisation.

This award showcases a fantastic range of quality improvement practices taking place in our health service to make it as good as it can be. It also provides an opportunity for healthcare organisations to share patient-focused innovation and communicate their quality improvement achievement.

Full details and the entry form are available here

Closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 15th January 2021.

The winner will be announced during the closing address of the NOCA Webinar. All eligible entries will be published in a booklet on the NOCA website after the event.

Event Programme

14.00Welcome Address - Mr Kenneth Mealy, NOCA Chair
14.15Keynote: Quality assures best outcomes - Prof Pat O’Mahony, Chair of HIQA and Director Clinical Research Development Ireland
14.45Quality improvement - Shifting the paradigm - Dr Joan Power, Consultant Haematologist, Irish Blood Transfusion Service
15.05COVID 19; how ICU responded - Dr Rory Dwyer, Clinical Lead, Irish National ICU Audit, NOCA
15.25NOCA reflections and looking to the future - Dr Brian Creedon, Clinical Director, NOCA
15.40NOCA Quality Improvement Champion Award & Closing address - Collette Tully, Executive Director, NOCA
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