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Podcasts explore QI

15 December 2022

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An all-Ireland podcast series exploring Quality Improvement now has four episodes available for download.  Walk and Talk Improvement is co-produced by patient partners, HSCQI and HSE’s National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate, in the Republic of Ireland. It is being hosted on podcast platform Acast, and is available on a number of the major platforms, including Spotify and YouTube.

 In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, podcasts have seen a tremendous growth as a media channel, with 45% of listeners across the UK and Ireland joining within the last 12 months (according to a study by Nielsen Media Analytics).




The four live episodes are:

Empowering and Engaging Patients: The role of patient partners

    • Hosted by Clifford Mitchell (HSCQI) and Dave Milliken, Patient Partner.  Guests: Carol McCullough, Linda Craig (PHA), Dr John Fitzsimons, Bernie         O’Reilly

Empowering and Engaging staff: Stories, insights and learning from healthcare colleagues

  • Hosted by Dr Mary Browne and Dr John Fitzsimons- NQPSD.  Guests: Caroline Lennon-Nally, Elaine Fallon, Dr Leonard Douglas, Dr Athinyaa Shiraviraj, Lucy Nugent

Reducing harm in healthcare: Recognising the deteriorating patient

  • Hosted by Roisin Egenton- NQPSD. Guests: Yvonne Young, Christine Sheehan, Dr Brian McCloskey

Using data to improve: “No data without stories, no stories without data”

  • Hosted by Dr Gemma Moore and Grainne Cosgrove- NQPSD. Guests: Gemma Willis, Keith Synnott, Damian McGovern, Professor Deirdre Madden

Soon to come are:

Human Factors: Designing for People

  • Hosted by Margaret Codd- NQPSD. Guests: Kieran Henry, Dr Angela O’Dea, Professor Paul Bowie

Leadership and Governance (releasing 19th December 2022)

  • Hosted by Roisin Egenton- NQPSD. Guests: Dr Colm Henry, Dr Orla Healy, Dr Aideen Keaney


The episodes are available on Acast (scan the QR code), Spotify, Amazon, YouTube and Google podcasts. So if you’re interested in learning more about quality improvement and patient safety, have a listen to the personal stories that our colleagues and patient partners have shared with us in Walk and Talk Improvement: Ideas for Safe Quality Care.