Challenges – Engagement – Communication – The Future Vision
A one-day conference
Royal Marine Hotel,
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Date: 27th June 2018
How can we significantly reduce medication errors, as well as improve prescribing competence, improve reporting of error incidents, collaboration to reduce errors and what constitutes as inappropriate prescribing? The conference will also look at the increasing litigation culture surrounding medication errors, improvements in pharmacy dispensing, primary care centres and medication errors and the latest information on Systems Analysis of medication errors will be examined for clues to likely improvements.
CMG events sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €345.00 + VAT (Normal rate €445.00 + VAT)
6 Structured CPD Points
Recent UK news reports indicated that more than 230 million medication errors took place last year and over 700 deaths were possibly linked to adverse drug reactions. While there are no clear cut statistics for Ireland, similar themed news reports indicated that medication errors in Ireland were at an all-time high and while stringent efforts are being made to reduce the number of medication errors, the problem exists and is significant. So questions remain, why is the level still so high and what can we do to fix it?
This event is typically attended by most healthcare professionals and executives involved in the prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring of medication in Irish Healthcare. Run every two years, (2014 / 2016) this 2018 conference continues to be the venue for debate, discussion and learning.
Opening Remarks from Conference Chairperson:
Medication Errors – The Regulatory Role
Improving reporting & lessons learnt from medication incidents
Creating Staff Collaboration to improve medication management & reduce errors
Risk Factors that can impact on the safe administration of Medications to patients
Tackling Medication errors in primary & community care
This conference will be of interest to all hospital managers, directors of nursing, ward managers, pharmacists, pharmacy managers and supervisors, clinicians, consultants, regulators, government departments, nurses, nurse prescribers, GP’s, nursing home operators, primary care centre managers, social care workers, home care providers, universities to name just a few.
There will be 6 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service
Group Quality & Safety Manager, Saolta University Health Care Group
John McElhinney is the Quality and Safety Manager for the seven acute hospitals that make up the Saolta University Health Care Group.Read more
He had previously held the position of Risk Advisor at Sligo Regional Hospital for several years. John spent fifteen years working overseas in the UK, Middle East and Australia specialising in Critical Care Nursing. Prior to returning to Ireland John held the position as Quality Improvement Manager at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital and Joint Clinical Governance lead with the States of Guernsey Board of Health in the Channel Islands.
John holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Political Science from the University of New South Wales, a B.Sc. in Health Sciences from Southern Cross University, New South Wales, a Higher Diploma in Healthcare Risk Management from UCD and an MBA from the Smurfit Business School. He also holds nursing qualifications in Mental Health, General, Critical Care and Nursing Education. John has published several papers on the subject of risk management and patient safety and has presented at various conferences on Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management and Clinical Governance related topics. His main areas of interest include the role of human factors in clinical error, continuous quality improvement and Corporate and Clinical Governance.
Sarah Reid, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library
Sarah Reid LLB, LLM, BL is a practicing barrister specialising in personal injury and medical negligence.Read more
In recent years her area of specialisation has expanded to include the overlap between product liability laws, medical devices regulations and clinical negligence. In particular Sarah has focused her research on the defective PIP implants & DePuy recall of the ASR hip replacement system. Sarah is an associate legal expert with the Institute of Public Administration where she delivers specialised training in medical law, judicial review and courtroom skills to the public sector. She also lecturers Product liability law in Trinity College Dublin and is a guest lecturer in clinical negligence for the HSE & the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 2015 Sarah was appointed as legal counsel to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry.
Dr. Jack Nagle
CEO, Alpha Healthcare
Jack is the founder and CEO of Alpha Healthcare, an Irish company dedicated to providing business and management support to Clinicians and healthcare professionals in Ireland and the UK.Read more
The company specialises in benchmarking and healthcare change management and has worked with more than 100 care centres. The company won an award for primary care centre initiatives in 2011.
In 2009, the company established Alpha Primary Care (APC) in the UK and has worked in practices in Manchester, Newcastle and London. The company has supported practices in London, with a combined list of 350,000 patients, with registration and compliance to the Care Quality Commission’s standards and in setting up Quality Management Systems.
Jack has a keen interest in all healthcare system related matters and a particular interest in Total Quality Management, Quality Management Systems and implementing Kaizen events and change management in healthcare.
Project Manager, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
Brian Markey is currently the Project Manager with the OCIO with responsibility for the delivery of the National ePrescribing Project.
In his previous HSE roles he has been responsible for the delivery of a number of Primary Care projects and was the National ICT Lead for the Support of the National Endoscopy System until recently.
Brian holds a BA (Hons) in Business Information Management from Portobello College, along with an MSc in Health Informatics from Trinity College Dublin. He is also a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner and has held numerous professional ICT qualifications previously. He has also held roles in the Dell Computer Corporation and Symantec Corporation and worked in an ICT consultancy capacity enabling the delivery of both the HP and IBM campuses in Kildare and Dublin respectively.
B.Sc., DQA, M.Sc., CEO, Health Care Informed (HCI)
Prior to establishing Health Care Informed (HCI), John held the position of Director of Research and Development with the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board (IHSAB).Read more
In this role he had overall responsibility for the development, and introduction, of Ireland’s first Acute, Palliative and Residential Care Accreditation programmes. Former roles included being the first Director of the Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ISQSH), where he instigated, among other things, the inaugural National Patient Perception of Care Survey. In 1995 as Quality Co-ordinator in University Hospital Galway he achieved the first ISO 9000 certification for acute care in Ireland.
John has sat on the Advisory Committee of the European Forum for Quality in Healthcare, represented Ireland on the EU External Peer Review (ExPeRT) Project, and acted as the Technical Advisor to the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) on external evaluation. In 2012 he was appointed as an International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) Expert and in 2013 he was elected to the Board of ISQua.
As CEO John oversees HCI’s major regulatory, quality, and patient safety development programmes in Ireland, UK, Australia, South America and the Middle East. HCI has the unique opportunity to work with both national external evaluation organisations such as ONA National Brazilian Accreditation Organisation and the Mental Health Commission, as well as direct care providers, including the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and the Saolta Hospital Group.
Dr Aoife Fleming
BSc Pharm., MSc. Hospital Pharmacy, MPSI, Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork
Dr Aoife Fleming is a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and holds a joint appointment with the Mercy University Hospital as a research pharmacist since 2016.Read more
She graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from Trinity College Dublin in 2004 and completed a Masters in Hospital Pharmacy in 2007 while working at Beaumont Hospital. She has extensive experience working the hospital and community pharmacy settings. Dr Fleming commenced a Health Research Board PhD Scholarship in 2011 at the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork. Her PhD investigated antimicrobial stewardship in Ireland with a focus on long-term care facilities. Aoife has published and collaborated in the area of antimicrobial stewardship and continues to conduct research in this area. In her current role, Aoife is the liaison Pharmacist between the School of Pharmacy UCC and the Pharmacy Department at the Mercy University Hospital whereby she provides research support to Pharmacists in hospital practice in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship and medication safety.
Pharmacovigilance Manager, Health Products Regulatory Authority
Niamh Arthur has worked in pharmacovigilance with the former National Drugs Advisory Board (NDAB) and Irish Medicines Board (IMB), now known as the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) since 1988 and has been the Pharmacovigilance Manager at the HPRA since 2005.Read more
Following training as a nurse and midwife, Niamh moved into the area of medicines research and clinical trial investigations prior to joining the NDAB/IMB/HPRA. She holds post-graduate diplomas in pharmacology and research methods from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a Diploma in Pharmacovigilance (PgD) from the University of Hertfordshire. Since joining the IMB, Niamh has actively participated in the WHO Collaborating Programme for International Drug Monitoring, serving as a member of its Advisory Committee on Safety of Medicinal Products (ACSoMP) for a number of years and as a member of the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) Board from 2011-2017. Niamh also participated at the Pharmacovigilance Working Party of the CHMP on behalf of the IMB from 1995 – 2006 and was Vice-Chair of the group from 2001-2006.
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €345.00 + VAT (Normal rate €445.00 + VAT) – Closing Friday 27th April
CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.