Sign In

Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

العربية تحت رعاية صاحب المعالي وزير الصحة المهندس خالد بن عبد العزيز

Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

Introduction

The concept of achieving healthcare quality has become a basic requirement which all countries are seeking and which is affirmed by the WHO directions. The healthcare quality started in 2001 and the patient safety in  2004 & the two programs were combined in one program since 2005.

  • It is one of the main committees which convene annually.
  • The committee updated the Gulf plan for health quality and patient safety (2016/2020) & the new plan was endorsed by resolution # 6-A of the 80th conference (October, 2016)

The General Framework of the Committee includes:

Vision – Excellence in the quality and safety standards in provision of healthcare which is patient-centred.

Mission – Continuous improvement of healthcare quality and patient safety through setting strategic plans, executive platforms and measurement indicators to support activities of quality and patient safety.

 

In the field of Healthcare Quality

General Aim

Promotion and development of quality management system in the health facilities in the Cooperation Council States.

Strategic Objectives

  1. Strengthening the role of leadership, management and governance.
  2. Building national capacities in the field of health quality.
  3. Developing and improving methods and tools of health quality (Criteria – guidelines – accreditation programs – new instruments)
  4. Strengthening and development of monitoring, supervision and evaluation systems (measurement indicators – auditing systems – modern tools – information technology)
  5. Support of evidence-based scientific research and studies.
  6. Empowerment of patients and community participation.

 

In the field of Patient Safety and Risk Management

General Aim

Strengthening and development of patient safety and risk management systems in the healthcare facilities in the Cooperation Council States.

Strategic Objectives

  1. Strengthening the role of leadership, management and governance.
  2. Building national capacities in the field of patient safety and risk management.
  3. Developing and improving methods and tools of patient safety & risk management (Criteria – guidelines – accreditation programs – new instruments)
  4. Strengthening and development of monitoring, supervision and evaluation systems (measurement indicators – auditing systems – modern tools – information technology)
  5. Support of evidence-based scientific research and studies.
  6. Empowerment of patients and community participation.
  7. Setting national executive programs for risk management.
  8. Setting and implementation of national standards for risk management.
  9. Commitment to implement of Patient Safety Solutions.
  10. Adoption and giving effect to international and regional initiatives in patient safety (Safe Surgery saves lives – clean care safe care – for disaster safe hospital and other new initiatives)

Members of the Committee

As before.

Mechanism of Work of the Committee

As before.

 

 

Most important achievements

  • Holding many training workshops, country consultations, Gulf and regional conferences.
  • Implementation and evaluation of the updated Gulf plan for healthcare quality and patient safety (2011/2016)
  • Issuance of Kuwait Declaration for Patient Safety (2004) and Jeddah Declaration for Patient Safety (2009).
  • Giving effect to resolution of the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf Countries (2011) and endorsement of the Gulf project for accreditation of health facilities.
  • Launching the WHO Global Curriculum for Patient Safety (Muscat/2013).
  • All tables of Evaluation of the current situation and follow up of the endorsed Gulf plans and the progress report 2015.
  • Approval of the Updated Strategic Gulf Plan (2016/2020)

Future Directions

  • These are programs which have become an integral part in the health system. It forms an important constituent in programs of accreditation of health facilities. Therefore, they require to be continuously developed, updated and sustained.
  • Cooperation with MoH and the health colleges and institutes.
  • Follow up of implementation of the new 5-year Developmental plan to cope with the recent developments up to 2020.
  • Set the development bases for the activities of clinical risk management – clinical governance.

​