The HSE National Open Disclosure Steering Committee (ODSC) was established in April 2019, to strengthen corporate oversight, strategic leadership and accountability with the ongoing implementation of the National Open Disclosure programme and policy.
The National Open Disclosure policy and programme is co-ordinated via the National Open Disclosure Office and will reflect the strategic and policy direction established by the HSE Leadership Team and will be consistent with the policies and strategy of the HSE and Department of Health. The primary objective of the work of the National Open Disclosure Office is to build the capacity and capability of HSE staff and services to improve the implementation and practice of Open Disclosure for all patients, clients and service users. This will be delivered by working in collaboration with services and patient representatives.
The role of the National Open Disclosure Steering Committee is to oversee the progress of the Open Disclosure programme of work. In fulfilling this role, the National Open Disclosure Steering Committee will champion, advance, support and provide strategic advice on the on-going implementation of the National Open Disclosure Programme and policy.