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on-line Train the Trainer course, followed by classroom-based training in each of the centres.
This year, the Institute also partnered with The International Society for Quality and Safety
in Healthcare (ISQua) to make its Online Patient Safety Programme for Doctors available to
those undertaking ISQua's new fellowship programme.
The Institute continues also to develop its activities in the Middle East. In a project led by Dr
Luke Feeney, the Institute contracted with the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare
Institutions, part of the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia, to design and deliver a series of 40
Best Practice Guides for all healthcare institutions in Saudi Arabia.
In Qatar, Institute staff delivered, on behalf of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH),
training and development programmes in project management, risk management, incident
management, healthcare audit, quality and safety, and healthcare accreditation. The Institute
was awarded a contract to provide consultancy services to progress SCH national projects via
the Qatar National Health Strategy in the following areas: (i) national standards for referral
and discharge procedures; (ii) clinical guidelines based on international best practices;
(iii) continuity-of-care processes. The Institute is also in negotiation to provide an online
mandatory patient safety programme for all staff working in the health services in Qatar.
In January, Professor O'Boyle, Director of the Institute, attended the opening of the new
Institute of Health Professions Education, Leadership and Research at the University of Sharjah
by H.H. Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the
University. The first activity of the new Institute will be a new MSc programme in Leadership
in Health Professions Education offered in collaboration with RCSI's Institute of Leadership.
The Institute's partnership with the University of Yarmouk in Jordan has been in place since
2003 and continues, with increasing student numbers taking the MSc in Health Services
Administration. The programme is undergoing review this year and it is expected that a new
programme will be in place in 2014.
Student numbers continue to grow in Bahrain and Dubai and the coming year will see the
Institute's Dubai base being relocated to the new Sheik Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Academic Medical Center in Dubai Healthcare City.
This year saw the development of an international collaborative programme of research
focusing on child protection on the internet and also on the role of technology in human
trafficking. Collaboration has been established with INTERPOL, MIT and Harvard and Mary
Aiken who leads the programme was, this year, one of only five speakers invited to address
the President Obama Forum on Human Trafficking at the White House in Washington.
Six `Train the Trainer' courses were
delivered in July 2012 for leading
surgeons in Kenya, Tanzania and
Professor Jim Finucane with the winner of
the James Finucane Prize in Medicine, Dr
Ameer Adrian Al-Arrayed at the RCSI Bahrain
Conferring in June 2013.