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RCSI ANNUAL REPORT 2014-2015
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Academic Programmes
This year, 75 health professionals
graduated with Masters degrees in
Ireland, 46 in Bahrain and 69 in Dubai.
In response to increasing concerns
about patient safety in Ireland, the
Institute launched an MSc in Quality and
Safety in Healthcare Management. This
programme, which is also delivered in
Bahrain and Dubai, will make a strong
positive contribution to improving the
quality and safety of patient care.
Executive Development Programmes
As part of its strategy of engaging
more comprehensively with the Irish
and international healthcare sectors,
the Institute has increased its focus on
delivering short intensive programmes
as well as providing coaching for middle
and senior healthcare professionals.
Programmes this year included the
first accredited IIOP professional
development programme for pharmacists
in Ireland, two new professional
development programmes for the
Primary Healthcare Corporation in Qatar
and three leadership programmes for the
College of Anaesthetists of Ireland.
RCSI Hospitals Group
The Institute designed and facilitated a
series of workshops to assist the senior
executive team to identify the core values
and to develop the mission and vision
of the Group. The Institute will, over the
coming years, partner with the Group to
develop the leadership and management
capabilities of its workforce. Core faculty
from the Institute are currently involved
in the design of the Group's Clinical
Directorate Leadership Programme
and also a Clinical Directorate Team
Leadership Programme, both due to
commence in the autumn 2015.
The Institute continues to deliver the
Rotunda Leadership Programme.
This is an innovative, multidisciplinary
programme designed to develop
`leadership capacity' in the hospital.
The first programme (15 participants)
concluded in November 2014 with the
second cohort (14 participants) due to
complete the programme in September
2015. A key feature of the programme
is that, in addition to participating in
professional development master-classes,
the participants complete strategic
quality improvement projects in cross-
functional, multidisciplinary teams.
National Leadership Development
Programme for Directors and Assistant
Directors of Nursing and Midwifery
In October, the Institute began delivery
of a two-year programme that will see
some 1,250 Directors and Assistant
Directors of Nursing and Midwifery
receive training in leadership. Co-
designed with the Directors themselves,
the programme includes a number
of modules: a future nurse leaders
programme for the Directors of Nursing;
an executive coaching programme;
master-classes in business planning,
healthcare procurement; quality
Professor Ciaran O'Boyle,
Director of the Institute of Leadership
In the past year, the Institute of Leadership has continued to build its portfolio
of academic and executive development programmes. The Institute has
increased its engagement with the Irish healthcare system and has also worked in
partnership with the RCSI Hospitals Group to develop the Group's new strategy.
RCSI INSTITUTE
OF LEADERSHIP
As part of its strategy
of engaging more
comprehensively
with the Irish
and international
healthcare sectors,
the Institute has
increased its focus
on delivering
short intensive
programmes as well
as providing coaching
for healthcare
professionals.
Justice Peter Kelly speaking at the RCSI Institute of
Leadership Lecture Series in June 2015.