QPS Talktime

The National QPS Directorate provides a regular lunch time one hour webinar series focusing on improvement. Running approximately every two weeks (in term time). It is open to all those interested in improving quality and patient safety across our healthcare services. Join individually or together as a group to assist in building your own local QPS networks. 

The webinars aim to:

  • connect people interested in QPS
  • share learning and experiences of improvement.

We have an exciting line-up for Autumn/Winter 2022, with a mixture of local, national and international speakers. The webinars are kicking off in September, 2022 from 13.00-14.00. The webinars are facilitated by the National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate with guests. We hope you can join us.

Dates for your diary

It is free and easy to join, all you need is an internet connection. You can join individually or we would encourage groups of people interested to get together in their workplace and log on as a group to assist in building you own local QI networks. If you have any queries, then please contact Stephen Barrett who will be happy to help. 

Click here to download a printable QPS Talktime Autumn/Winter Series Flyer.


Dates  Topics  Speakers Leaflet Registration


1pm to 2 pm

 No.1 QPS TalkTime Creating Psychological Safety to Care for the Carers   Dr Veronica O'Doherty  Leaflet 1  Link


1pm to 2 pm

 No. 2 QPS TalkTime Restorative Just Culture  Prof Joe Rafferty and Amanda Oates  Leaflet 2  Link


12.45 pm to 1.45 pm

Special QPSTalkTime live from IADNAM Conference: Effective Communication When Time is Tight and The Stakes Are High Supporting Quality and Patient Safety Cathy MacDonald  Leaflet  Link


1 pm to 1.45 pm

 No. 3 QPS TalkTime Live from National Patient Safety Office Conference, Dublin Castle   Various  Leaflet 3  Link


1pm to 2 pm

No. 4 QPS TalkTime How do we get better at improving care? In conversation with Prof Mary Dixon-Woods  Prof Mary Dixon-Woods and Dr John Fitzsimons    Link


1pm to 2 pm

 No. 5 QPS TalkTime The National Incident Management System & Electronic Point of Entry      Link


1pm to 2 pm


No. 6 QPS TalkTime QI stories from the Postgraduate Certificate in Quality Improvement Leadership in Healthcare



1pm to 2 pm


No. 7 QPS TalkTime QI Strategy from the Health and Social Care Quality Improvement Hub Northern Ireland



We understand it may not be possible for some people to join us at lunch time and so we share below the recordings and slide sets for each session for access at any time. We look forward to welcoming you to QPS Talktime and building our network of Quality and Safety Improvers.

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2022 QPS Talktime Recordings


Date Title/Slides Video
13/09/2022 Creating Psychological Safety to Care for the Carers: Dr Veronica O'Doherty 

You will hear the conversation between Veronica and our host Dr. John Fitzsimons and the lunch of the new All-Ireland Podcast series called “Walk and Talk Improvement”

27/09/2022 Restorative Just Culture: Prof. Joe Rafferty and Amanda Oates

You will hear the conversation between Prof. Joe Rafferty, Amanda Oates and our host Dr. John Fitzsimons on “Restorative Just Culture” and how it has been implemented in Mersey Care NHS UK


Date Title/Slides Video
01/02/22 Translating theory into action- Lessons from the Situation Awareness For Everyone (SAFE) Programme, Bantry General Hospital Video: Dr Peter Lachman, Sinead O'Neill Dr John Fitzsimons and guests
15/02/2022 Our Healthcare Service includes everyone: Reflections from Patients For Patient Safety Ireland, Bernie O'Reilly and Mairie Cregan, PFPSI and Dr John Fitzsimons
01/03/2022 Partnering with Patients, Anne Lawlor, Mila Whelan and Nicola Williams, HSE National Patient and Service Users Forum
22/03/2022 Introducing practical methods to resolve complex challenges in healthcare, Dr Rob Cunney and Joriam Ramos
05/04/2022 The healthcare/aviation conversation - 15 years on, Ciaran Carthy, Pilot and Founder of Training, Consultancy and Auditing Services  Ltd
26/04/2022 Learning from Excellence and Appreciative Enquiry, Adrian Plunkett, Birmingham Childrens Hospital, NHS Trust UK and LfE Community Members in Ireland
10/05/2022 This much I know: Innovation and Quality Improvement Synergies, Caitriona Heffernan, National HSE Innovation Lead for the Spark Innovation Programme and Innovation Programme Lead at Cork University Maternity Hospital

Person-centred Medicines Review in General Practice: iSIMPATHY Project, Ciara Kirke, National QPS Directorate, Clare Kinahan, HSE Senior Clinical Pharmacist and iSIMPATHY Project Clinical Pharmacist and Dr Majella Grealish, GP, Bayview Family Practice, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

To listen to James Howard, please click


Translating quality improvement into practice - step by step, Dr Mary Browne, and Margaret Codd, NQPS Directorate, Patricia White, Naas General Hospital and Zara Dagg and Mary Moroney, Our Lady’s Hospice/Harold’s Cross Hospice


Patient Safety learning, sharing and improving platform; Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, Lorraine Schwanberg, Assistant National Director and Catherine Hogan, Project Lead, QPS Incident management, NQPSD, Flavien Plouzennec, User Researcher with the HSE Digital Team, Dr Marie Ward, Health Systems Research and Learning Facilitator, Quality and Safety Improvement Directorate, St James’s Hospital and Tiberius Pereira, Co-founder and former Chair of Patients for Patient Safety Ireland. 

Patient Safety learning, sharing and improving Demo 



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Stephen Barrett, QPSTalktime Co-ordinator

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