Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Healthcare Leaders: professionalism, quality, risk and claims two-day course

Date: Wednesday, 23 and Thursday, 24 May 2018.

Location: RCSI, 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

CPD approved: 12 points

Cost: €75 for two days

Sign up: Please e-mail with your name and contact details.

Course content

  • Professionalism and patient safety
  • Clinical Leadership and practical tools
  • Quality improvement and process improvement
  • Simulation – professionalism and leadership in action
  • Teamwork communication
  • Medico legal case scenarios discussed


  • Prof. Dubhfeasa Slattery: chair of medical professionalism RCSI, consultant respiratory paediatrician
  • Prof. Ciaran O Boyle: Director of RCSI Institute of Leadership
  • Prof. Kieran Murphy: Vice Dean of Professionalism, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, RCSI
  • Mr Kieran Tagney: Executive Director, RCSI Quality and Process Improvement Centre)
  • Dr Dara O Keeffe: Simulation Lead for Postgraduate Surgical Training, RCSI
  • Dr Eva Doherty: Director of Human Factors and patient Safety (HFPS) training programme RCSI and a clinical psychologist

Who would benefit from this interdisciplinary course?

Senior health care professionals across disciplines including senior registrars, consultants, clinical directors, senior nurses.


Day 1 sessions

Professionalism and patient safety in clinical practice (Overview)  
  • Current clinical leadership frameworks and your personal leadership journey
  • How to bring people with you- leading change management and implementation
  • The authentic leadership Model and the role of values in leadership
  • Practical tools, case scenarios, Self-assessment exercises, group discussions 
Prof. Ciaran O Boyle and Prof. Dubhfeasa Slattery
The professional and ethical doctor in 2018
  • Consequences of deficits in professionalism
  • Preventing litigation: National data on clinical incidents, claims and costs
  • Clinical risk, consent, communication, burnout
  • Case scenarios, small group discussion
Prof. Dubhfeasa Slattery and Prof. Kieran Murphy

Day 2 sessions

Professionalism and leadership in action
  • Hospital based scenarios with patients and colleagues
  • Simulation and safe learning environment
  • Simulated scenarios for teamwork/communication with safety processes
  • Simulated scenarios for situational awareness and Leadership in the simulation lab
Dr Dara O’Keeffe and Dr Eva Doherty
Quality Improvement and Process Improvement
  • The macro health service demands
  • Practical QI and PI on the wards
  • The impact of QI/PI in addressing Quality, Access and cost (value)
  • QI/PI methodologies/tools, Lean six sigma
  • IHI model for Improvement
  • Clinical effectiveness
Mr Kieran Tagney and Prof. Dubhfeasa Slattery
Closing Summary and Certificates Issued