National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate

As the National Clinical Director of the Quality and Patient Safety Directorate (NQPSD), I welcome you to explore our webpages and learn more about the role of the NQPSD within the HSE. The work of the NQPSD is anchored in the HSE Patient Safety Strategy 2019-2024. The NQPSD teams look forward to collaborating and supporting you in delivering quality and patient safety service improvements.  

Dr Orla Healy, National Clinical Director, Quality and Patient Safety

 

Purpose

The National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate (NQPSD) works in partnership with HSE operations, patient partners and other internal and external partners to improve patient safety and the quality of care by:

  • building quality and patient safety capacity and capability in practice
  • using data to inform improvements
  • developing and monitoring the incident management framework and open disclosure policy and guidance
  • providing a platform for sharing and learning; reducing common causes of harm and enabling safe systems of care and sustainable improvements.

What we do

Teams

In line with the Patient Safety Strategy 2019-2024, the Directorate delivers on its purpose through the following teams:

Connect with us

Email address: NQPS@hse.ie

Twitter: @NationalQPS

Address: Dr Orla Healy, National Clinical Director, Quality and Patient Safety, Office of the Chief Clinical Officer, Health Service Executive, Room 101 Dr Steevens Hospital, Steevens Lane, Co Dublin,  D08 W2A8