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10 years of the IMSN - Patient Centred Care- a collaborative approach

Reflecting on its ten years since inception, the IMSN will hold its annual conference on Friday 10th November at Farmleigh.  This year’s conference entitled ‘10 Years of IMSN, Person Centred Care – a collaborative approach’ will focus broadly on both the patient and the second victim impact involved in medication-related incidents and near misses. 

The conference always provides an opportunity to enhance knowledge, share learning and indeed network with key medication safety stakeholders in Ireland.  Participating speakers this year include:

Mr Seán Egan, Acting Head of Healthcare Regulation, Health Information & Quality Authority

Professor Michael Barry, Clinical Lead Medicines Management Programme

Mr Lorcan Birthistle, Chief Executive Officer, St. James’s Hospital

A full agenda for the conference can be accessed via the following link.

Invitations to register will be managed using eventbrite and through attending members of the network.  If you think you should be invited, please get in touch with the appropriate IMSN attending member for your hospital.


National Medication Safety Summit 2015: Towards a National Approach

The Irish Medication Safety Network (IMSN), supported by the HSE Quality Improvement Division and the Rotunda Hospital, were delighted to host the National Medication Safety Summit on October 9th 2015 in the Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital.

Participating speakers represented the US Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the HSE Quality Improvement Division, the Irish Medication Safety Network, the State Claims Agency, the National Cancer Control Programme, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and local medication safety experts. Speakers outlined the impact of medication errors and medication-related harm, the importance of minimising this harm and described effective harm reduction strategies.

The summit was designed for hospital and health service leaders, policy makers, regulators and other relevant state agencies, together with medication safety professionals.  This was a significant opportunity for the Irish health service to advance patient safety.

Slides used by the presenters are available from the links below:

Please note that all presentations remain the intellectual property of the speakers and/or the Irish Medication Safety Network.  Please contact us and cite this webpage if using any material from these slides.

Additionally, you may wish to browse some of the content on twitter from the event which is available at