F5: National approaches to sustain improvement North and South of the Irish Border – under threat from Brexit

Friday 29 March
15:00 – 16:00


Part A: National approaches to sustain improvement North and South of the Irish Border – under threat from Brexit

We describe efforts to sustain national quality improvement programmes and improve synchrony in improvement approaches, formal and informal collaboration and efforts to enhance user involvement especially for citizens living in border counties along the Irish border.
Referencing the political turbulence generated by Brexit and augmented with practical examples, they demonstrate why an escalation in collaboration and social capital between the two countries must succeed to advance the quality agenda on the island of Ireland.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the national improvement priorities in Ireland and the challenges to sustainability and reflect on the impact of major health care controversies on the operating climate and culture
2. Have greater awareness of the threats and needs Brexit creates for health and social care in Ireland
3. Learn about new ways of working that have been adopted to embed improvement in health systems that are under considerable strain

Philip Crowley, National Director Quality Improvement Division, Health Services Executive, Ireland
Mark Roberts, Clinical Director, Health and Social Care Safety Forum, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland