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HSCQI at #NICON21                

4 October 2021

The Health and Social Care Quality Improvement (HSCQI) Network is taking the quality improvement (QI) message to this years prestigious NICON21 event. This event (held virtually this year from the 6th to the 7th of October) will attract individuals and organisations from all parts of the HSC. The theme for this year’s conference is “What will it take – to deliver health and care over the next five years?”

Speaking as the HSCQI Hub Team and Network were preparing for the event, Dr Aideen Keaney, Director of HSCQI commented:

‘HSCQI is looking forward to NICON21 and the opportunity to interact with HSC colleagues from across our health and social care system and beyond.

Quality Improvement (QI) is a key enabler for supporting system-wide transformation, and is vital to ensuring the on-going delivery of safe, effective, patient-centred care – as was seen during the emergency response to the COVID19 pandemic. In addition, QI methodologies and mind-sets have also been helping us, as a system, to look at how we can reshape and improve services going forward”.

During NICON21 HSCQI will showcase and celebrate a range of excellent quality improvement initiatives- initiatives that are making a real difference to service users and carers.

In addition during NICON21, HSCQI will be highlighting opportunities for those new to QI to undertake formal QI training. HSCQI will be providing a platform for some of those who have already undertaken QI training to share their experiences and how this training has enabled them to effectively lead change.

Finally HSCQI is pleased to launch a new revamped HSCQI website at NICON21.
Anyone attending NICON21 is welcome to join the HSCQI Hub and Network at our designated sessions and to connect with HSCQI further at our virtual stand.

Please see the agenda below highlighting the HSCQI sessions at NICON21.



The Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care (NICON) is the voice of the organisations working across Northern Ireland’s integrated Health and Social Care system (HSC). Part of the UK-wide NHS Confederation, it is the only membership body for all HSC organisations.