Great learning at NOCA Annual Conference 2019

The NOCA Annual Conference took place on Wednesday 6th February 2019, as part of RCSI’s Charter Week programme. The event saw over 400 healthcare professionals attend, listen and interact with the wide variety of speakers.

RCSI President, Mr Kenneth Mealy, welcomed over 400 attendees to the NOCA Annual Conference 2019. There was a truly multidisciplinary audience with representatives from hospitals, hospital groups, HSE, Department of Health, healthcare professional bodies, patient advocacy groups and many more.

Mr Kenneth Mealy, President, RCSI welcoming attendees to the NOCA Annual Conference 2019

The event today shows how far NOCA has come, and how these national clinical audits are driving change in Irish healthcare. NOCA's audit portfolio is growing, with both the Stroke and Acute Coronary Syndrome audits coming under the management and governance of the organisation. Clinical audit, combined with an active culture of quality improvement, will benefit patient care and outcomes.

Mr Kenneth Mealy, President, RCSI

The event saw the launch of two national clinical audit reports - Irish National ICU Audit Annual Report 2017 and Major Trauma Audit National Report 2017.

​Philip Barrett, a visual artist, graphically captured all of the presentations at the event. This was kindly sponsored by DMF Systems, an ICT partner for the Irish National ICU Audit. A booklet of images of the full day can be found here.

Presentations from the event can be downloaded by clicking on the presentation titles below.

Speaker Presentation
Dr Rory Dwyer, Clinical Lead, Irish National ICU Audit LAUNCH: Irish National ICU Audit Annual Report 2017
Barbara Egan, Public/Patient Interest Representative, Irish National ICU Audit Governance Committee ICU: A patient's Perspective
Eric Hans Eddes, Director, Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing (DICA) Improving healthcare nationwide through clinical auditing: Preconditions, results and opportunities
Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE Clinical leadership, audit and learning
Dom Raban, Managing Director, Corporation Pop Xploro: Using emerging technologies to improve the patient experience
Laura Magahy, Executive Director, Sláintecare Sláintecare implementation plan
Hugh McCaughey, Chief Executive of the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust Using QI to drive service change - a personal experience
Dr Conor Deasy, Clinical Lead, Major Trauma Audit LAUNCH: Major Trauma Audit National Report 2017
Prof Belinda Gabbe, Head of Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research Unit, Monash University Using trauma registry data to drive system improvement
Prof Richard Greene, Director, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) National audit: Improved care marking 10 years of NPEC & clinical audit in the maternity services