NOCA’s Annual Conference 2023 returns to in person

The NOCA Annual Conference took place on Tuesday 31st January 2023, as part of RCSI’s Charter Week programme. The event saw over 300 healthcare professionals in attendance with national and international speakers and panelists. This years conference theme was 'Audit Matters.' The conference also saw the launch of the Irish National Audit of Stroke 2013-2021, the Irish Paediatric Critical Care Audit 2020 and the Audit Impact Report 2023

NOCA’s Clinical Director Brian Creedon opened our Annual Conference welcoming attendees from all areas of the healthcare system in Ireland, with representatives from hospitals, hospital groups, HSE, Department of Health, healthcare professional bodies, patient advocacy groups and many more.

The event saw the launch of two national clinical audit reports - Irish National Audit of Stroke 2013 - 2021 and the Irish Paediatric Critical Care Audit 2020

There were also three projects shortlisted to present for the NOCA Quality Improvement Champion Award 2023. Dr Victoria Meighan, Tallaght University Hospital Dublin presented her project ‘Improving detection of Aortic Diisection’, Rachel Egan, St James’s Hospital presented her project ‘Critical Care ANPs to reduce ICU admission delays’ and finally, our Winner of the QI Award Champion 2023, Dr Sara Ahmed, The National Maternity Hospital, who presented her project ‘Sips Til’ Section’.

​We have also compiled a booklet of all 16 submissions for the NOCA Quality Improvement Champion Award 2023 that can now be downloaded here

You can find a copy of all the presentations in the table below

We would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for supporting this conference:


  • Amgen
  • EIDO Healthcare
  • DMF Systems
  • MEG
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Openapp
  • Healthtech Ireland


  • Patient Advisory Services
  • Diabetes Ireland
  • National Ambulance Service
  • National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre