EVENT: EQuiP Conference 2017. Patient Safety in General Practice.
TITLE: Improving Safety for Everyone in General Practice
DATES: 3 & 4 March 2017
VENUE: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.royalmarine.ie
Direct transfer from Dublin Airport to the Hotel Entrance by Aircoach 10euro
For further information and details of Abstract Submission see www.icgp.ie/equip
EQuiP holds an annual conference in rotating venues in Europe on aspects of quality in general practice. The first time we focused on the theme of Patient Safety in General Practice was at the EQuiP conference in Prague in April 2016, in association with the Czech College of General Practice. One of the key learning points from the conference was that most of the literature and analysis of patient safety has been developed in and for hospital care.
EQuiP believes it is necessary to focus on safety in general practice for a second year in succession, and the venue for furthering this aim is in Dublin in March 2017, in conjunction with ICGP. It is 19 years since EQuiP held a conference in Dublin, so we look forward to this.
The approach towards developing and managing the safety of the care we deliver should be tailored towards our daily work in general practice. We work in an environment of clinical complexity and uncertainty with little diagnostic support for the millions of consultations we provide each year. We work in relatively small independent practices in a changing health system, attempting to provide best practice care and smooth interfaces for our patients with other primary care services and large secondary care facilities.
Through EQuiP, Wonca Europe has begun a movement for safer care in Family Medicine. We encourage you to come and learn from colleagues and from experts and to share how you approach aspects of safety for your patients, your staff and yourselves. Together we can highlight the practical challenges and ways to overcome them in Ireland, and in Europe.
Please forward this email to others who may be interested in participating or attending.
Dr Piet Vanden Bussche
EQuiP President & GP in Belgium
Dr Andrée Rochfort
EQuiP Honorary Secretary & GP in Ireland