On Monday, 13 July from 13:00-14:15, IPPOSI (The Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science & Industry) will host the first in a series of online discussions around the future for public and patient involvement in healthcare in Ireland. A second online discussion will take place on 29 September (details to follow closer to the date).

This discussion aims to explore what patients would like to see as part of a re-imagined healthcare system. It will look at how patient voices and the patient experience are currently represented within health care and organisational policy and decision-making. It will attempt to assess whether a new vision is needed, and if so, what it might look like and what it might aim to achieve. It will explore how this new vision might sit within the Sláintecare reform agenda.

The discussion will be chaired by Deirdre Madden, Professor of Law at University College Cork. Deirdre was previously Chairperson of the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance which published its Report ‘Building a Culture of Patient Safety’ in July 2008. Deirdre has served on a number of healthcare expert advisory groups and is currently Deputy Chairperson of the HSE Board.

Panellists include Sarah O’Connor, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland; Grace Rattigan, Patient representative on the National Screening Programme; Geraldine Kelly, CEO of the Alpha-1 Foundation Ireland; Professor Orla Hardiman, Consultant Neurologist/ HSE National Clinical Lead for Neurology and Damien Nee, advocate and patient representative on the NPHET Expert Advisory Group.

To register for this online discussion, click here.