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Tallaght Hospital learns from NHS at annual staff event

David Slevin CEO Tallaght Hospital Guest Speaker Dr. Tapas Mukherjee and Mairead Shields Chairman of The Meath Foundation

Tallaght Hospital recently held its annual Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Symposium. This annual hospital event, sponsored by the Meath Foundation, is an integral part of the support provided to staff in ongoing education, training and professional development within the Hospital.

The symposium this year, which took place on 31st March, consisted of presentations by various professionals in the healthcare sectors, on subjects as varied as intensive physiotherapy, resuscitation, and neurology.

The special Guest Speaker for 2017 was Dr. Tapas Mukherjee, Respiratory Registrar University Hospitals of Leicester, Clinical Entrepreneur and Innovation Fellow with NHS England.

Dr. Tapas Mukherjee Keynote speaker

Dr. Mukherjee presented a talk entitled, “‘Against all odds’; a story about making good ideas work in the NHS.”

Dr. Mukherjee, also known as the Singing Doctor, started recording videos of himself singing about asthma care in order to increase awareness of the subject, becoming a YouTube star in the process.

His songs focus on spreading medical information about asthma that he felt were not being properly communicated previously.

Senior Nurse Sarah Burke, Mairead Shields Chairman of the Meath Foundation, Fiona Darby (CNM2) and Claire McGuire (CNM2)
Prof Des O’Neill Consultant Geriatrician & Stroke Specialist, Sibeal Carolan Programme Director at the Royal College of Surgeons, and Michael Scanlon Chairman of Tallaght Hospital Board

The symposium took place in the Trinity Lecture Theatre at the Centre for Learning & Development in Tallaght Hospital and in addition to Dr. Mukherjee, other speakers included Dr. Ronan Mullan, Consultant Rheumatologist at Tallaght Hospital, Ms. Ciara Scallan, Senior Physiotherapist at Tallaght Hospital and Dr. Petya Bogdanova-Mihaylova, Research Registrar in Neurology at Tallaght Hospital.

Michael Scanlan, Chairman, Tallaght Hospital said:

“This year’s Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement Symposium was an excellent event and, as always, offered new and innovative insights into developments in the medical world.

“The line-up for this year’s Symposium was incredibly strong and included a range of expert voices from across a number of different areas.

“In addition, Dr. Mukherjee delivered an informative keynote address. I congratulate everyone involved in the organisation of this event, and thank all the speakers for being so giving of their time.”

Mairèad Shields, Chairman of the Meath Foundation said:

“This Symposium matches a key value of the Meath Foundation, which is to promote research and discussion in the world of medicine.

“I am delighted that this event was a huge success once again. The topics for discussion were hugely varied and I’m sure everyone in attendance took away some learnings from the morning.”