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Quality Improvement – what is it? CPsychI Online Special Seminar 2024

Approved for 4 External / Internal Credits by CPsychI

June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024
1:30 pm - 4:40 pm
01 634 4378

Event Details

Quality Improvement – what is it?
CPsychI Online Special Seminar 2024

Date: Monday afternoon, 10th June 2024, 13:30 – 16:40 hrs
Organiser: CPsychI Professional Competence Department
CPD:  4 External/Internal Credits

We are delighted to welcome Dr Eoin Fitzgerald, Dr Sara McDevitt and Dr Tom Foley, who will  introduce us to Quality Improvement for psychiatrists – the basics, what it looks like in practice, and how to plan a QI project.
The ‘Clinical or Practice Audit’ category of your annual maintenance of professional competence now includes Quality Improvement as another option.   Join us online on 10th June to hear more about QI, and how you can incorporate QI into your practice and professional competence activities.

Zoom Webinar.  [This is a live event.  Delayed viewing will not be available.]

Fees & booking your place:

CPsychI Members:  €80.      Use the bespoke registration link emailed to you on 14/05/2024 by Lorna O’Callaghan, to book and pay online.  

Non-Member Psychiatrists:  €140.  Complete this form to book

Non-Member, other specialties: €110.  Complete this form to book

CPD-SS:  4 CPD-SS credits required. Complete this form to book

CPD Programme:     This is a LIVE EVENT – delayed viewing will NOT be available

13:30-13.35      Chair – Introduction & Housekeeping

13:35-14:20      Introduction to Quality Improvement in Healthcare   

          Dr Eoin Fitzgerald General Paediatrician, Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street

14:20-15:05      Quality Improvement in practice – a Lean Sigma approach  

          Dr Sara McDevitt – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, CAREDS Cork Kerry, and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Dept of Psychiatry, University College Cork

15:05-15:20        Break

15:20-16:05      The Learning Health System: A system level approach to Quality Improvement (with case study)

          Dr Tom Foley Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Donegal MHS, and  Medical Clinical Lead for ICCMS

16:05-16:40      Q&A, Discussion     

16:40                  Close

Programme may be  subject to change

Speaker Details:

Dr Eoin Fitzgerald is a Consultant General Paediatrician in Children’s Health Ireland (CHI), having recently joined CHI’s Complex Obesity Service. He has completed fellowships in paediatric rheumatology and general paediatrics. Dr Fitzgerald is a qualified engineer and worked with Arup Consulting Engineers prior to studying medicine, as well as having worked as a management consultant with Accenture. He completed a Scholarship in Quality Improvement through RCPI/ISQUA, and he is part of the RCPI’s Quality Improvement Teaching Faculty.

Dr Sara McDevitt, MB BCH BAO, MD, FRCPsych, MCPsychI, MMedEd is a Consultant Child Psychiatrist and clinical lead of CAREDS, the regional adolescent eating disorder service for Cork and Kerry. From 2016-2019, she was HSE National Clinical Lead for Eating Disorder, and led the development of HSE’s first Model of Care for Eating Disorder Services. Sara developed an interest in QI in 2017 through her work with Medical Protection Education. Subsequently, she and her MDT in Cork have been implementing QI strategies in practice in CAREDS. Sara has been Co-Chair of the College of Psychiatrists EDSIG since 2019, and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Child Psychiatry in UCC since 2011.

Dr Tom Foley is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in Donegal Mental Health Services and is also the Principal Investigator on the Health Foundation Funded, Learning Healthcare Project at Newcastle University. Until 2020, he was Senior Clinical Lead for Data at NHS Digital, where he had clinical responsibility for the English national data collections. Before moving home, Tom worked with NHS England, NHSX, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission, with a focus on improving the quality of care through data, knowledge and improvement science. One of his reports on Learning Health Systems can be found here: