Events

Find information on upcoming online events and webinars relevant to staff across the HSE.

Event and webinar details

Sign up to Trust and Confidence workshops

We are looking for staff to sign up to upcoming online trust and confidence workshops. If you want to get involved, please fill out this short survey.

The workshops will take place shortly online and will take no more than 1 hour 15 mins.

This will help us to make sure that a range of staff from all disciplines across the health service are represented at the workshops. Any personal information you share will be protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR). Further details about the workshops are as follows:

  • Workshop focus: The topic of trust and how we, as the health service, can earn it.
  • What we want to do: Listen and learn from your experience and expertise.
  • What we are asking of you: We want you to share your suggestions for actions to earn trust and avoid distrust.
  • What we hope to achieve: We want to turn our learnings and discussions into suggested practical actions for earning public trust in the HSE and prioritise the most important actions.
In-person event: Positive Mental Health for Older Adults

Free event, email bandon.library@corkcoco.ie or phone 023 8844830 for bookings

Date & Time: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 11.00am

Location: Bandon Library, Cork

Positive mental health is important at any age, but particularly as we grow older. Join HSE Clinical Psychologist, Riana Vermaak, at Bandon Library to learn tips and techniques to help us develop and maintain positive mental health as we get older.

Presented free of charge as part of Your Good Self: Cork's Positive Self-Help Programme.

QPS Talktime Spring/Summer Series, No 8 - Person-centred Medicines Review in General Practice: iSIMPATHY Project

Register for QPS Talktime No 8 - Person-centred Medicines Review in General Practice: iSIMPATHY Project

Date & Time: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Speakers:

  • Ciara Kirke, National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate
  • Clare Kinahan, HSE Senior Clinical Pharmacist and iSIMPATHY Project Clinical Pharmacist
  • Dr Majella Grealish, General Practitioner

Find more information

21st International Conference on Integrated Care – virtual passes

Register for the 21st International Conference on Integrated Care

Date & Time: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Sláintecare, Department of Health & HSE in association with IFIC Ireland as part of the 21st International Conference on Integrated Care, present this workshop to reflect on the advancements of the Sláintecare Integration Fund programme as we move forward towards the next phase of the programme.

All attendees of the workshop will receive a three day pass to attend the 21st International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC22) which is a unique opportunity to hear from integrated care projects and programmes from around the world.

To register your place at the conference use the registration link above and make sure to add this workshop to your diary.

This workshop will reflect on the Sláintecare Integration Fund as an innovative approach to testing and piloting new ways of working and new models of care that shifted care from the hospital to the community and focused on prevention. The session will look at how the integration fund was implemented, how it worked, what were the outcomes and, look ahead to what happens next.

  • Introduction and Welcome
    Prof Aine Carroll, IFIC Ireland
  • Sláintecare Integration Fund
    Muriel Farrell, Sláintecare
  • Chronic Care Programme
    Dr Orlaith Reilly, HSE
  • Sláintecare Headache project
    Sharon Moran, Tallaght University Hospital and Grace Grimes, HSE
  • Sláintecare Leg Ulcer Project
    Elizabeth O Neill, Tallaght University Hospital and Eithne Crowley, HSE
  • Living Well Programme
    Maeve McKeon, HSE
    Prof David Hevey, Trinity College Dublin
  • Questions and discussion
  • Round Up – where to next?
    Muriel Farrell, Sláintecare
Online Event: Expert panel discussion on work-related stress and launch of the HSE’s Work Positive process

Register for the expert panel discussion on work-related stress and launch of the HSE’s Work Positive process

Date & Time: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 12.00pm – 12:45pm

Submit questions in advance to hr.wellbeing@hse.ie

Join our expert panellists for a Q&A session to discuss the launch of the HSE’s Work PositiveCI and work related stress.

HSE Work Positive CI is a confidential risk management process for line managers to complete with their teams. The process will help prevent work-related stress and monitor staff health and wellbeing. Once implemented, it provides line managers with a report and action plan on their team’s workplace stress and psychological wellbeing.

Confirmed Panellists include:

  • Dr Lynda Sisson (Facilitator)
    National Clinical Lead, Occupational Health, Head of Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit
  • Dr Colm Henry
    Chief Clinical Officer
  • Anne Marie Hoey,
    National Director HR
  • Morgan Lucey,
    National Lead, Employee Assistance Programme
  • Nicholas Parkinson,
    Head of National Health and Safety Function
  • Sarah McCormack
    National Healthy Ireland Lead
Webinar: Travel and Subsistence (T&S) expenses

Register for the Travel and Subsistence (T&S) expenses webinar

Date & Time: Thursday 26 May 2022, 12:30pm - 1.00pm

Find out how to submit your travel and subsistence (T&S) expenses for approval.

Certain costs that you incur during your official work duties can be claimed back through travel and subsistence.

Before travel expenses are paid, you must have the following items in compliance with the National Financial Regulations (NFR):

  • Approval from your line manager for you to travel
  • An approved declaration to use your own car
  • Your insurance policy which indemnifies the HSE
  • Your vehicle registration certificate

More Information On Submitting And Approving NFR 5 Travel And Subsistence Claims

NIPC Series: Acute Coronary Syndrome: Shared Care to Optimise Outcomes

Register for Acute Coronary Syndrome: Shared Care to Optimise Outcomes webinar

Date & Time: Thursday 26 May 2022, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

We invite you to join us for our next NIPC Series on Thursday, 26 May from 7.00pm - 8.30pm (IST), as our panel of experts discuss Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Acute Coronary Syndromes causes almost 1.8 million deaths per year. This session will look at the effects of Covid-19 in this area and risk factor management in a virtual setting.

SNOMED in a Healthcare Setting: The Good, The Band And The Ugly in Data Management an International and National perspective

Join the SNOMED in a Healthcare Setting webinar on MS Teams

Date & Time: Friday 27 May 2022, 11.00am – 12.00pm

The Irish National Release Centre for SNOMED & ONMSD are delighted to present this series of webinars in 2022.

SNOMED CT is an international clinical terminology coding system used in Electronic Health Records. Its purpose is to facilitate accurate recording and sharing of clinical and related health information with semantic interoperability.

Webinar: Residential Care Facilities Infection Prevention and Control - COVID-19 - Key Updates to Guidance

Register for Residential Care Facilities Infection Prevention and Control COVID-19 Key updates to Guidance webinar

Date & Time: Friday 27 May 2022, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Presented by:

  • HSE AMRIC Team
  • Dr Eimear Brannigan, AMRIC Clinical Lead
  • Josephine Galway, AMRIC DON
  • Eimear O’Donovan, AMRIC ADON
  • Barbara Slevin, AMRIC ADON

For telephone access to listen to the webinar use the following:

  • Irish dial in number: 01 53-39982
  • Access code: 2734 153 4893

Please forward any queries / topics you wish to raise at the webinar by email to josephine.galway@hse.ie by Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Tobacco Endgame: Nobody Left Behind Conference

Date & Time: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 10.00 a.m.

Location: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

This event will explore the key elements and strategies for a Tobacco Free Ireland. It will be an all-day event held at the Aviva Stadium on World No Tobacco Day.

This conference will explore stop smoking clinical guideline implementation and smoking cessation in mental health services, maternity services and with other groups who experience health inequalities.
Any person who is affiliated with the tobacco or e-cigarette industry will be ineligible to attend this conference. There is no fee to attend.

For any queries contact craig.melvin@hse.ie

Register For The Conference Here

Webinar: Masculinities and Men's Health

Register for the Masculinities and Men's Health webinar

Date & Time: Monday 13 June 2022, 12.00pm - 1.15pm

Men’s Health Week Webinar with special guests:

  • Former pro footballer Paul Ferris. After he finished his playing career, Paul worked in the football industry in sport science for many years and is also an award winning author; he has written two books (The Boy on the Shed and The Magic in the Tin) both about the personal challenges he has experienced in his life (including prostate cancer) and how he has worked to overcome them.
  • Sonia Montgomery is the Suicide Prevention Lead within the Western Health and Social Care Trust and has been a key supporter of Men’s Health Week for some time.
  • Jim Curran is the Director of Strategy and Operations for the Irish Pharmacy Union and has led in this area on Men’s Health Week and worked closely in partnership with the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland.
In Person Event: Deteriorating Patient Improvement Programme (DPIP) Conference

Register for the Deteriorating Patient Improvement Programme (DPIP) Conference

Date & Time: Tuesday 14 June 2022, 9.30am - 4.00pm

Location: The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin

A Systems Approach to the Clinically Deteriorating Patient - a platform to share knowledge and expertise on the anticipation, recognition, response and governance of clinically deteriorating patients in our acute hospitals.

Partnership between DPIP and the National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Gregor McNeill, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine & National Clinical Lead for Scottish Patient Safety Programme (Keynote Speaker)
  • Dr Orla Healy, National Clinical Director, HSE National Quality & Safety Directorate
  • Mr Chris Hancock, National Clinical Advisor for the Deteriorating Patient in Cymru, Wales
Online Event: Reducing Medication Errors In Healthcare Services Conference 2022

Register for Reducing Medication Errors In Healthcare Services

Date: 15 June

See below event programme for a full list of key topics to be covered on the day:

Managing and Investigating a Medication Incident

Speaker: Joanne Haswell, Barrister, Director of InPractice

  • Supports for staff who have made an error
  • Principles of effective incident investigation
  • Ensuring learning and action plans implemented from these learnings

Medication Safety Incidents - The Role of Human Factors in Incident Causation

Speaker: John McElhinney, Group Quality & Patient Safety Manager, Saolta University Health Care Group

  • Changing the thinking about improving practice
  • How can an understanding of human factors reduce errors and improve safety?
  • A medication error from a human factor perspective: a case study

Where To Prioritise Your Medication Error Reduction Programmes

Speaker: Ciara Kirke, Clinical Lead, National Medication Safety Programme

  • Focusing on the medication errors that cause the most harm to patients
  • Identifying those with the highest vulnerabilities
  • Monitoring medication errors and understanding impacts of intervention
  • Patient safety defences

Medication Errors at Transitions of Care – From Admission to Discharged from Hospital
Speaker: Dr Laura Sahm, Vice Dean, MPharm Director and Senior Lecturer, UCC

  • Identifying the prevalence of errors
  • Classification and severity of errors
  • Associations between patient factors and medication errors
  • Communication between healthcare professionals
  • Proposed solutions to reduce medication errors

Adult Intensive Care Setting – Transition of Care - Do Interventions Improve Medication Safety and Patient Outcomes
Speakers: Dr. Suzanne McCarthy Pharmacy Education Research Group School of Pharmacy, UCC, Ireland and Dr Virginia Silvari, Pharmacist, Cork University Hospital

  • Patients on transition to and from the intensive care setting – Are they at risk of medication errors including unintentional medication discontinuation?
  • Several interventions to reduce medication errors but what is the evidence that these interventions reduce errors and improve patient outcomes?

The ‘Medication Safety Minute’ – Using Microlearning to Share Safety Messages
Speaker: Eileen Relihan, Medication Safety Facilitator, St James’s Hospital

  • The concept of microlearning (bite-sized learning nuggets delivered to mobile devices)
  • The origin of this project
  • How it is integrated into a broader medication safety strategy
  • Practical aspects of its operation and delivery

Improving Medication Safety and Deprescribing in Older People
Speaker: Dr Caroline McCarthy, Clinical Lecturer and Research Fellow, RCSI

  • Polypharmacy in older people and its associated risks
  • Prescribing safely for older people with polypharmacy and multimorbidity: an overview of the guidelines
  • Stopping medicines safely in older people: experiences from the SPPiRE trial

Contact details: 

Phone: 01 2933650
Email: bookings@cmgevents.ie

Webinar: Specialised Rehabilitation Units (SRUs) National Education

Register for the Specialised Rehabilitation Units National Education webinar

Date & Time: Thursday 9 June 2022, 10.30am – 1.30pm

The overall aim of this webinar is to support the implementation of the Model of Care for People with Severe and Enduring Mental Illness and Complex Needs by ensuring all CHO Mental Health Staff in Acute Approved Centres, GA-CMHTs, Community Rehabilitation Teams (CRT) and Community Residences fully understand the entire Specialised Rehabilitation Unit (SRU) process including referral, assessment, admission and discharge processes

  • 10.30 – 10.45 Welcome - Mr. Paul Braham, Senior Operations Manager, National HSE Mental Health Services
  • 10.45 – 11.00 Overview of the Model of Care for People with Severe and Enduring Mental Illness and Complex needs – Dr. Donal O’Hanlon, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Director CHO7
  • 11.00 – 11.15 SRU Referral process including the role of the National Referral Committee - Ms. Una Twomey, Service Improvement Lead
  • 11.15 – 11.30 SRU assessment and admission process - SRU Team Members
  • 11.30 – 11.45 Coffee Break
  • 11.45 – 12.00 SRU Supports & Interventions - SRU Team Members
  • 12.00 – 12.15 The role of the Care Coordinator - Ms. Aoife Farrelly, Senior Mental Health Social Worker
  • 12.15 – 12.30 Discharge Process - SRU Team Members
  • 12.30 – 12.45 The role of the peer support worker within the SRU setting - SRU PSW
  • 12.45 – 1.00 Showcase Successful Case Studies - SRU Team Members
  • 1.00 – 1.30 Q&A Session and Closing - Mr. Paul Braham, Senior Operations Manager, National HSE Mental Health Services

For any queries in relation to webinar content, please contact Terry Smith, SRU Administration Support at terence.smith@hse.ie or Rebecca Fitzgerald, Specialist Coordinator/Nurse Tutor at Rebecca.Fitzgerald1@hse.ie

In Person Event: Spark Summit 2022

Book tickets for Spark Summit 2022

Date & Time: Thursday 16 June 2022, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Location: Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin

The HSE Spark Innovation Programme are delighted to announce the annual Spark Summit 2022 will be held at the Clayton Hotel, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, on 16 June 2022.

Spark Summit 2022 is a unique health innovation conference for healthcare staff, industry and academics. The summit focuses on the exciting innovations that are transforming the ways that we provide care! It is a one-day conference comprising of inspirational keynotes, panel discussions and debates. Themes for the summit include:

  1. Frontline Innovation
  2. The Importance of Design
  3. Emerging Health Technologies

The event will bring together a mix of influential decision-makers, nurses, consultants, doctors, nurse and midwives, health and social care professionals, senior hospital management, innovators and students. A full schedule will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The summit will also host an Exhibition of 15 of Ireland’s top companies in the healthcare sector who will be demonstrating their products and allowing attendees a first glimpse into what is coming down the line in the tech industry.

Alongside that, the event will include the first HSE-Spark Frontline Innovation Awards, an awards ceremony to celebrate 40 innovative projects and the creativity and sheer excellence of our frontline staff.

Innovators of the HSE will also have the opportunity to submit Posters for the Spark Innovation Programme’s Poster Competition – the call for abstracts is now open.

Find Out More About Spark Initiatives

The Art of being Healthy and Well Symposium

Date & Time: Thursday 22 June 2022, 10:00am – 12:40pm

The Department of Health (Healthy Ireland), the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Creative Ireland Programme), the Health Service Executive (Healthy Ireland, Health & Wellbeing) and the Arts Council are co-hosting a national symposium – The Art of being Healthy and Well.

The symposium will consider policy in relation to the effective use of creativity and arts in support of health and wellbeing while showcasing good practices and reflecting on learning to date.

Register For The Art of being Healthy and Well Symposium

Watch Back: Waiting List Protocol Information Session

Watch the Waiting List Protocol Information Session

Information session on HSELand modules developed to support the management of the waiting list, in line with the National Inpatient, Day Case and Planned Procedure (IDPP) Waiting List Management Protocol 2017. Recorded 29 March 2022.

Speakers included:

  • Robert Kidd – Asst National Director, Scheduled Care , Acute Operations, HSE
  • Fergus Thompson - National eLearning Manager, HR Capability and Culture, HSE
  • Lou O’Hare - Head of the National Centralised Validation Unit, NTPF
  • Dorothy Murray - Accreditation & Training Officer, HSE Endoscopy Clinical Programme
  • Trish King - General Manager, Scheduled Care , Acute Operations, HSE
  • Glenn Murphy, Senior Process Innovation Coordinator, NTPF

Contact details:

SC.AcuteOperations@hse.ie

fergus.thompson@hse.ie

lou.ohare@ntpf.ie

dorothymurray@rcpi.ie

OP.Protocol@ntpf.ie