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Programme (16th) Copenhagen conference September 2013

Click here for the pdf of this programme

Click here for the presentation of Anne Mette Dons Introduction by the Danish host

Click here for the presentation of Torben Haerslev Quality of health care professionals 

Click here for the presentation of Kool and Weenink Quality of health care professionals

Click here for the presentation of Paul Zwietering New developments and dilemmas of monitoring dysfunctioning healthcare professionals in the Netherlands

Click here for the presentation of Glenn Houston The Francis report Reflections on the Francis report and implications for regulators

Click here for the presentation of Bruno Lucet New EPSO topics (1) Risk management and Risk indicators

Click here for the presentation of César dos Santos Carneiro Preparing for the 17th EPSO conference in Porto

Click here for the presentation of Jorren Scherpenisse Impact enhancement and damage control through media management by supervisory organisations

Click here for the presentation of Rosemary Smyth The Irish initiative to start an Irish pilot project on reduction of restraint- and seclusion meausres in mental care institutions

Click here for the presentation of Hanna Ahonen The situation in Finland regarding the use of restraints and coercive methods

Click here for the presentation of Thijs Melchior Restraints and coercive methods in long term nursing care and hospitals about a test of the EPSO Assessment and Evaluation Framework in one or more pilots


 

Main topics of the Copenhagen Conference

                  1.                        Quality of Healthcare professionals

                  2.                        Introduction on Danish Best practices of monitoring Healthcare professionals crossing borders by Torben Hærslev ;

                  3.                        Follow up of the focus group discussion in Brussels organized by EPSO in co-operation with the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ healthcare) of the Radboud University Nijmegen to Identify best practices to deal with impaired and incompetent health care professionals.

At the Brussels conference and afterwards the researchers have - together with EPSO members from various interested countries - set steps forward to gain more insight in successful strategies on how to adequately prevent and deal with impaired and incompetent health care professionals . Tijn Kool and Jan Willem Weenink (IQ health care) will present the first research results of a large national survey. This survey explores whether there are significant differences between the major professional healthcare groups in the Netherlands, regarding (1) their experiences with impaired or incompetent colleagues, (2) the reaction of healthcare professionals on these experiences and (3) their attitude towards the responsibility of dealing with impaired or incompetent colleagues. This information might provide insight in the ability of these disciplines to self-regulate.

Short Presentation on Some interesting new developments and dilemmas of monitoring dysfunctioning healthcare professionals in the Netherlands; Paul Zwietering IGZ Netherlands;

                  4.                        ‘Reflections on the Francis Report and Implications for Regulators’

The Francis Report on the Mid Staffordshire case and also the so called Winterbourne case have shown that regulators and supervisory bodies will have to find sensitive methods to prevent and report these kind of serious incidents. Glenn Houston Chief Executive Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority HQIA will reflect on these cases and the implications for regulators and supervisory bodies.

 

Programme (15th) Brussels conference April 2013 

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Click here for the PDF of Final 5 participants list EPSO Brussels

Click here for the PDF of User participation overview document of 9 practices

Click here for the PDF of Theresa Nixon EPSO user presentation

Click here for the PDF of Hanneke Drewes EPSO outline focus group

Click here for the PDF of Final 3 assessment framework for supervision

Click here for the PDF of Presentation Brussels vs 3 EPSO framework on using restraints epjv

Click here for the PDF of Presentation Corry Ketelaars Samantha Adams EPSO mystery guests

Click here for the PDF of Nick Hardwick HML prisons UK - EPSO

Click here for the PDF of van Dijk - Koevoets - EPSO early bird IRIS

Click here for the PDF of Supervisory organizations in health services and media - Research proposal

Click here for the PDF of Bruno Lucet Risk assessment working group

Click here for the PDF of Reaction of Mark Brandon to New Zealand Health Quality and Safety Indicators Feedback Document

Click here for the PDF of Dermot Parsons paper EPSO conference Brussels

Click here for the PDF of Health Social Care Regulatory Framework Public Service User Involvement

Click here for the PDF of New Zealand Indicators HQSI 1 - Engagement and feedback document

Click here for the PDF of Report European Innovation Partnership on Active and Health Ageing

Click here for the PDF of Risk IRIS factsheet Utrecht van Dijk - Koevoets October 2012

Click here for the PDF of The administration of ECT in approved centres Activity Report 2011

Click here for the PDF of The use of seclution Mechanical Means of Bodily Restraint and Physical Restraint in Approved Centres Activities Report 2011

Click here for the PDF of Your views Inpatient Survey Executi Presentationve Summary

Click here for the PDF of Your views Inpatient Survey Full report

 

Click here for the PDF of Questions on active ageing from the EPSO perspective - Friday afternoon discussion

 

The conference was held at the building of the Royal Academy of Medicine,
Paleis der Academiën,
Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 BRUSSELS.

 
contacts Zorginspectie:
Ms. Charlotte Vanvinckenroye: T: +32-2 -553 34 34
Ms. Isabelle Pauwels:    T: +32-2 -553 34 34
Ms. Gerda Schotte:   T: +32-47-544 05 42
Ms. Sabine Jakiela:   T: +32-49-994 99 33

 
1. Cross Border Patients’ Rights
 Presentation by and discussion with Nathalie Chaze, DG SANCO, Head of Unit, European Commission, on the topic of effective implementation of the DIRECTIVE 2011/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare (Friday morning).
The discussion about European co-operation based on the new European directive cross-border Patients’ rights will concentrate on questions like:
• What will be realized of the European plans to give Europeans the right to seek healthcare abroad more easily and be reimbursed for the costs?
• How will patients be properly informed about their rights (including information on the quality of health care institutions and doctors) when they are treated outside their home Member State?
• How will doctors and care institutions be properly informed about the rights of people coming from abroad from other European Member States?
• Will inspectorates, regulators and monitoring bodies get involved in this process?
• How could inspectorates, regulators and monitoring bodies prepare themselves for these developments and support this process at EU level?


2. Restraints and coercive methods
Follow up on the EPSO working group on ‘Restraints and Coercive methods in long term nursing care and hospitals’. The working group will present a first draft of an ‘Assessment and Evaluation Framework’ which could be used by the various EPSO Member countries to reduce the use of force and improve care in the area of restraints and coercive methods (Thursday afternoon).
The Framework aims for better care and less unnecessary force by giving people more say in decisions about their own life and by doing so reducing unnecessary restraints, unnecessary violence (force) and unnecessary restrictions of freedom in healthcare- and other institutions. The idea of the working group is that supervisory bodies can learn and improve by using best practices and comparing their own working methods with relevant experiences in other States/Regions and with relevant norms and accepted standards.
The draft  Framework that will be discussed in Brussels is based on best practices and working methods in various EPSO Member States and is related to the basic Human Rights approach used by the Council of Europe’s CPT (“European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment”) in the area of restraints and coercive methods in healthcare and restricted care.
Questions that will be discussed include:
• What are the possibilities for the use of an assessment framework in the different countries?
• Is there a country/ region interested in being pilot for developing an assessment framework in practice?
Presentation by members of the EPSO working group on Restraints and Coercive methods: Eve Pilt (Estonia), Marjolein van Vliet (VILANS), Krist Debruyn (Flanders), Dirk Meijer(EPSO),Jooske Vos( EPSO).
 The use of Force and Restraint in secure accommodations; recommendations from a recent study (NPM Report) by supervisory bodies in the UK in:
- Secure accommodations for Children and Young People;
- Health and Social Care Settings amongst others mental care institutions;
- Police Custody, (Thursday afternoon).
Presentation by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales,  Nick Hardwick (Inspector general National Prevention Mechanism- UK).


3. User participation (Thursday morning).
 Recent developments on User participation in Flanders: How Zorginspectie involved young detainees in juvenile detention institutes in the inspection processes,  Krist Debruyn , Zorginspectie Flanders (Flanders).

 User participation by EPSO members including user participation in Northern Ireland with patients involved in Electroconvulsive Therapy. A Follow up on based on the results of the EPSO working group ‘User participation and engagement in the inspection processes’ as presented at the Utrecht conference; An update will be presented by Theresa Nixon (Northern Ireland).

 Plenary discussion of EPSO members on best practices in user participation by supervisory organisations in the various EPSO member states. The panel will use its experience to give comments and reflections in response to the presentations above. An overview document about existing practices in 9 EPSO countries/regions will be available.  
Panel: Anita Bashar Aréen, National Board of Health and Welfare (Sweden); Kees Reedijk ,Youth inspectorate (Netherlands); Theresa Nixon, RQIA (Northern Ireland); Patricia Gilheaney, Mental health Commission Ireland (Rep Ireland); Krist Debruyn, Zorginspectie Flanders (Flanders).


4. Media and Supervisory Organisations (Friday afternoon).
Presentation by prof. Mark van Twist and Jorren Scherpenisse of a new research plan regarding Media and Supervisory Organisations: “ Impact enhancement and damage control through media management”;
A follow up study on dilemmas that emerged from the study of opinions of EPSO members as presented at the Utrecht Conference by prof. Mark van Twist and Jorren Scherpenisse (NSOB, The Netherlands).
The aim of this follow-up study is:
a. to learn from the dilemma’s found in the first study on reactions and opinions of EPSO members,
b. to deliver answers to dilemma’s that inspectorates have to deal with,
c. find methods and attitudes to develop the right media strategy in supervisory cases.
5. Quality Indicators (Thursday afternoon).
European and Australian  reactions to the New Zealand Indicators engagement and feedback document. The New Zealand’s governmental supervisory organisation (The Health Quality and Safety Commission) has presented an interesting first set of Health Quality and Safety Indicators including questions about the use and aims of the indicators. Some EPSO members were asked to give their personal reactions to this indicator document. Richard Hamlin co co-author of the document and Head of Intelligence at the New Zealand Health and Quality Commission will give a short introduction .
Neil Prime will from the first reactions of some EPSO members,  present some dilemma’s and questions emerging from the New Zealand ‘document ‘. This will include questions about the use of indicators as instrument in measuring risk and quality of healthcare and improving quality of care. 
Mark Brandon, Convenor of the ISQua  ( International Society for Quality in Health Care) Special Interest Group on Quality and CEO of the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency in Australia has been asked to give a short reaction and to participate in the panel. 

6. Unannounced inspections (Friday morning).
 Flanders Zorginspectie has developed an interesting new policy for unannounced inspections in hospitals (start in 2013). The new model will be presented by Tania Vandommele Zorginspectie Flanders (Flanders).
 ‘Unannounced Mystery Guests’: a useful instrument in addition to the traditional supervisory activities? Presentation on a the outcome of a recent research project on the effect of the so called mystery guest in the Netherlands , Samantha Adams, Assistant Professor at the institute of Health Policy and Management (iBMG) Erasmus University Rotterdam and Corry Ketelaars (The Netherlands).
 Discussion led by Corry Ketelaars


7. Focus Group: Identifying best practices to deal with impaired and incompetent health care professionals by Hanneke Drewes (project leader IQ health care). The focus group is an optional part of the programme and is open to all interested EPSO members (Thursday morning).
Many governments and health care inspectorates struggle to adequately prevent and deal with impaired and incompetent health care professionals. To gain more insight in successful strategies EPSO organizes in co-operation with the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ healthcare) of the Radboud University Nijmegen, a focus group discussion at the Brussels conference. The aim of this session is to briefly inform the participants in the EPSO Focus Group about various existing strategies to prevent and deal with impaired and incompetent health care professionals in our countries. Subsequently, we will interactively discuss the pros and cons of these different strategies in order to gain insight and learn lessons from each other. The results will be made available to the participants and afterwards published in an international publication. This focus session will start at Day 1 directly before lunch (11.15-12.15) and is open to all interested EPSO members.


8.  Friday afternoon programme: ‘Meet the Brussels of the European Parliament’ (Friday afternoon).
Those EPSO delegates who are interested in the functioning of the European Parliament (EP) and in the EP activities on Active Ageing – for inspectors and health supervisors one of the interesting upcoming topics of the ENVI commission of the European Parliament - are warmly invited to take part in this Friday afternoon programme.
First we organize a visit (guided tour) to the Parlamentarium with Bart Staes, Member of the European parliament.
Afterwards we will have a short presentation and discussion with Kartika Tamara Liotard, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur for the Parliament on the topic of ‘Active Ageing’.
The EP document on Active Ageing and some for inspectors- supervisory bodies relevant questions will be available for the participants of the Friday afternoon programme. The  final version as accepted by the European Parliament  is included in the programme booklet.  This document will be sent to the Member States with the positive advice(Communication) to take measures on Active Ageing. Therefore it might be interesting to discuss with Kartika Liotard and Bart Staes how Inspectorates can or cannot contribute to include Active Ageing in health care supervision or monitoring. We hope for an active discussion between the EPSO members and two Members of European Parliament on this new European topic of Active Ageing.
 

 

 
Afternoon  Arrival of early bird delegates at Sheraton hotel
14.45  From Sheraton to museum  by metro. Those who want to join  please gather in time in the hotel lobby.
15.15 Meeting of the Early bird group at the Gresham  entrance for groups: Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique  , Place Royale 3, 1000 Bruxelles/ Koninklijke Musea voor  Schone Kunsten van België/ Koningsplein 3 -1000 Brussel/ Museums for Fine Arts of Belgium.
The  Gresham entrance for groups is between the  Museum Brasserie and the Museum shop.
15.30-17.00 Guided EPSO tour in English in the Museum for Ancient Art and Museum of Modern Art;

  

   Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Brussels 

  from 10h00 to 17h00
  Tel.: 32.2/508.32.11 Fax: 32.2/508.32.32

  


  

   Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Brussels 

  from 10h00 to 17h00
  Tel.: 32.2/508.32.11 Fax: 32.2/508.32.32

  

 

17.00- 18.00 Drinks in Museum café
18.00 - 20.30 Dinner at your own expenses at the  Museum-Brasserie  T + 32 (0)2 508 3580
Regentschapslaan 3, Brussels. Dinner) will be at your own choice; Full menu price will be about 35 euro, excluded drinks.
 

• 8.15-8.30 Gathering in hotel lobby to take ‘metro’  to conference location (accompanied by Zorginspectie).
• 9.00 - 9.10 Registering of the EPSO delegates.
• 9.10 - 9.15 Welcome by Geir Sverre Braut (president EPSO).
• 9.15 - 9.30 Opening remarks Highlighting of the position of Zorginspectie as supervisory organisation in Flanders, by Zorginspectie Flanders.
• 9.30 -10.00 Recent developments on ‘User Participation’ in Flanders: How Zorginspectie involved young detainees in juvenile detention institutes in the inspection processes, by Krist Debruyn,  Zorginspectie Flanders .
• 10.00- 10.30 User participation by the EPSO members including User participation in Northern Ireland with patients involved in Electroconvulsive Therapy. Follow up based on the outcome /results of EPSO working group on User participation and engagement in the inspection processes as presented at the Utrecht conference. Theresa Nixon will present best practises, challenges and follow up questions.
• 10.30- 11.00 Panel discussion User participation led by Theresa Nixon (RQIA); A panel of EPSO members will start a plenary discussion on best practices in user participations by supervisory organisations in the various EPSO member states. The panel will use its experience to give comments and reflections in response to the presentations above.
Panel led by Theresa Nixon (N Ireland); Panel members: Anita Bashar Aréen, The National Board of Health and Welfare( Sweden), Kees Reedijk, Youth inspectorate (Netherlands) , Patricia Gilheaney, Mental health Commission (Rep. of Ireland), Paul Robben IGZ (Netherlands),  Krist Debruyn Zorginspectie Flanders (Flanders).
• 11.00 -11.15 Break Tea/ Coffee.

 
• 11.15 - 12.15 Focus Group: Identifying best practices to deal with impaired and incompetent health care professionals by Hanneke Drewes (IQ health care).
Many governments and health care inspectorates struggle to adequately prevent and deal with impaired and incompetent health care professionals. To gain more insight in successful strategies EPSO organizes in co-operation with Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ healthcare) of the Radboud University Nijmegen, a focus group discussion at the Brussels conference. The aim of this session is to briefly inform the participants in the EPSO Focus Group about various existing strategies to prevent and deal with impaired and incompetent health care professionals in our countries. Subsequently, we will interactively discuss the pros and cons of these different strategies in order to gain insight and learn lessons from each other. The results will be made available to the participants and afterwards published in an international publication.
This focus session will start at Day 1 directly before lunch on Thursday morning and is open to all interested EPSO members .

 

 
• 14.00 -14.30 The use of Force and Restraint in secure accommodations NPM report
Recommendations from a recent UK study (NPM Report) by supervisory bodies in the UK on the use of force and restraint in:
- secure accommodations for Children and Young People;
- Health and Social Care Settings inter alia mental care institutions;
- Police Custody; Presentation by Nick Hardwick (Inspector general NPM -UK).
Mr. Hardwick will focus his presentation on the NPM findings in Health and Social Care settings and the recommendations of the NPM report. He is asked to give a  first reaction to  the draft EPSO framework on restraints and coercive methods(AEF).
• 14.30 - 14.45 Follow up on the EPSO working group on Restraints and coercive methods in long term nursing care and hospitals (working group members: Eve Pilt (Estonia)chair, Dermot Parsons (Northern Ireland), Anja Jonkers ( Netherlands) , Thijs Melchior (Netherlands) Audrey Murphy , Theresa Nixon ( Northern Ireland )Marjolein van Vliet (VILANS), Krist Debruyn (Flanders), Dirk Meijer , Jooske Vos(EPSO).
Eve Pilt (Estonia) will on behalf of the working group  present  a first draft of an ‘Assessment and Evaluation Framework (AEF)  aimed to  be used by  EPSO Members in their own national practice. This first draft Framework  is still a discussion model  but is  meant to become – after discussion within the EPSO  context-  an instrument to reduce the use of force and improve care in the area of restraints and coercive methods. The Framework  will be  based on best practices and working methods in the various EPSO Member States and is related to the basic Human Rights approach used by the Council of Europe’s CPT (“European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment”) used in the area of restraints and coercive methods.
• 14.45-15.00 Discussion Questions that will be discussed include: Could this framework be a useful instrument? What is still missing?  What are the possibilities for the use of the Framework in the various EPSO countries?  Is there a country or region interested in being pilot for developing this assessment framework in practice?
• 15.00 - 15.30 European and Australian  reactions to the New Zealand Indicators engagement and feedback document. The New Zealand’s governmental supervisory organisation (The Health Quality and Safety Commission) has presented an interesting first set of Health Quality and Safety Indicators including questions about the use and aims of the indicators. Some EPSO members were asked to give their personal reactions to this indicator document. Richard Hamlin (New Zealand) co-author of the document and Head of Intelligence at the New Zealand Health and Quality Commission will give a short introduction .
Neil Prime (England) will from reactions of some EPSO members,  present some dilemma’s and questions emerging from the New Zealand ‘document ‘. This will include questions about the use of indicators as instrument in measuring risk and quality of healthcare and improving quality of care.  Mark Brandon (Australia) has been asked to give a short reaction and to participate in the panel. 
• 15.30-16.00 Panel  discussion and Plenary feedback on Quality indicators led by Neil Prime. Panel members: Neil Prime (England), Richard Hamblin( New Zealand), Mark Brandon ( Australia) , Anne Mette Dons ( Denmark).
• 16.00 - 16.10 Break Coffee /Tea.
 
• 16.10 - 16.20 Preparing for the Copenhagen EPSO conference on 17th and 18th of September 2013; Short presentation about programme and practical issues by Anne Mette Dons.
• 16.20 - 16.30 Preparing for 4 Nations Conference England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; Short Presentation by Neil Prime.
• 16.30 - 16.40 Short Presentation of problems related to so called ‘Deinstitutionalisation’ of mental health patients after closing down their institutions by Dermot Parsons (Northern Ireland): Is this a topic for the upcoming 4 nations conference? Are there any more countries interested in this topic?  see conference booklet)
• 16.40 - 16.50 Bruno Lucet (France)  will propose to establish a new EPSO working group on the Risk Assessment topic in relation to the selection of supervisory activities in Healthcare and Social Care. Further to the discussion, in Utrecht, about the risk matrix and IRIS program of IGZ ,which is aimed to support evidence and risk based selection of inspection cases, it could be interesting to establish an EPSO working group on this topic, in order to share our experiences and to deepen our knowledge. This group could aim to establish an inventory of the experiences in the various EPSO member states, to deepen the conceptual framework and to analyse tools and methods available on the risk assessment topic. Interested EPSO members are being asked to join the group (see conference  booklet).
• 16.50 -17.00 Preparing for other upcoming Conferences in the future and hosting offers by EPSO members:
o Denmark , Copenhagen, 17th and 18th of September 2013;
o Portugal, Porto, April 10th and 11th 2014;
o Scotland HIS  Autumn , September 2014 (?);
o England CQC Spring 2015 as follow-up of the upcoming 4 nations Conference in summer 2014(?);
o Helsinki Autumn 2015;
- Suggestions about new topics; Possible new EPSO members (Members can come up with suggestions for new Members);
- Further: what comes up; additional items; ideas; suggestions.
- Welcome to new Secondary Members: Youth Inspectorate , the Netherlands and Mental Health Commission, The Republic of Ireland.
• 17.00 Evaluation and Closing remarks by EPSO president Geir Sverre Braut.
 

 
• 18.10 - 18.15 Delegates are being asked to join the group in the hotel lobby.
• 18.15 - 19.45 Guided walk to the site of the conference dinner The walk is organized by the Flemish Zorginspectie and is provided by a guide of “Klare Lijn” (www.klarelijn.be). While walking from the hotel to the site of the conference dinner a guide will give in a loose way interesting information about Brussels and its inhabitants and will show some of the many highlights of the historic centre of Brussels. The walk will take about an hour and a half. The guided walk will end at the ‘Taverne du Passage’, Koninginnegalerij/ Galerie  de la Reine 30.
 Those who prefer not to walk can take a taxi or public transport to the dinner site.
• 20.00 - 23.00 Conference Dinner offered by Zorginspectie at the ‘Taverne du Passage’, Koninginnegalerij 30, Galerie De la Reine 30, Brussels (close to the Central Market Square of Brussels: “Grote Markt” (see map).
 

 
   8.30 - 9.15 EPSO Board Meeting (for board-members only). 
• 8.30 - 8.45 Gathering in hotel lobby to take ‘metro’  to conference location (accompanied by Zorginspectie).
• 9.15 - 9.30 Morning Coffee and Welcome by Geir Sverre Braut, president of EPSO.

• 9.30 - 10.00 Effective implementation of Patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare; Recent developments.
Presentation by Nathalie Chaze, DG SANCO, Head of Unit, European Commission, on the topic of effective implementation of the DIRECTIVE 2011/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare.

• 10.00 - 10.30 Discussion with Nathalie Chaze
The discussion about European co-operation based on the new European directive cross-border Patients’ rights could possibly concentrate on questions like:
- what will be realized in practice of the European plans to give Europeans the right to seek healthcare abroad more easily and be reimbursed for the costs.
- How will patients be properly informed about their rights (including information on the quality and safety of health care) when they are treated outside their home Member State.
- Will comparable quality assessments of hospitals and medical personnel be available cross border in Europe?
- How will, should or could inspectorates get involved in this process? Could a network of inspectorates be of any help by organizing a supervisory framework cross-border?
• 10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break
• 10.45 - 11.05 Unannounced inspections in Hospitals in Flanders: An interesting new policy. Zorginspectie has developed an interesting new policy for unannounced inspections in the hospitals (start in 2013). The new model  will be presented by Tania Vandommele, Zorginspectie Flanders (Flanders).
• 11.05 -11.25 ‘Unannounced Mystery Guests’: a useful instrument in addition to the traditional supervisory activities? Presentation of a Research project  by Samantha Adams, assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Corry Ketelaars Netherlands .
•  Mandy Collins(Wales) will unfortunately not be able to join us at the  Brussels conference , but she will  share her practical experience on the topic of ‘unannounced inspections’  in Wales  by pointing out some best practises used in Wales to profit from the positive aspects of unannounced inspections and  avoid the negative points.
• 11.25-11.45 Discussion  on pros and cons of unannounced inspection,  led by Corry Ketelaars.
• 11.45-12.00 Closing remarks Geir Sverre Braut, president of  EPSO.
 
 

• 13.45 -14.30 Media and Supervisory Organisations: “ Impact enhancement and damage control through media management”; A Follow up on Questions and Research plan on Media and Supervisory organisations presented by prof. Mark van Twist and Jorren Scherpenisse .
Dilemma’s that emerged from the study of opinions of EPSO members as presented at the Utrecht Conference by prof. Mark van Twist (NSOB, The Netherlands).
How do we find the right media strategy in supervisory cases and how can we learn from the dilemma’s found in the Utrecht study?
• 14.30 Closing remarks by Geir Sverre Braut.

• End of the Main Conference .
 
Parlamentarium Brussel
 
Those EPSO delegates who are interested in the functioning of the European Parliament (EP) and in the EP activities on Active Ageing – for inspectors and health supervisors one of the interesting upcoming topics of the ENVI commission of the European Parliament - are warmly invited to take part in this Friday afternoon programme.

First we organize a visit (guided tour) to the Parlamentarium with Bart Staes, Member of the European parliament.
Afterwards we will have a short presentation and discussion with Kartika Tamara Liotard, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur for the Parliament on the topic of ‘Active Ageing’.
The EP document on Active Ageing and some for inspectors- supervisory bodies relevant questions will be available for the participants of the Friday afternoon programme. The  final version as accepted by the European Parliament  is included in the programme booklet.  This document will be sent to the Member States with the positive advice(Communication) to take measures on Active Ageing. Therefore it might be interesting to discuss with Kartika Liotard and Bart Staes how Inspectorates can or cannot contribute to include Active Ageing in health care supervision or monitoring. We hope for an active discussion between the EPSO members and two Members of European Parliament on this new European topic of Active Ageing.
INTRODUCTION to the Friday afternoon programme of EPSO
(in co-operation with Kartika Liotard and Bart Staes, respectively Member and Substitute Member ENVI Committee of the EP).


This Friday afternoon programme is organized by EPSO and by Zorginspectie in consultation with MEPs who are member respectively substitute member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee.
This part of the programme is designed to give on the one hand the EPSO delegates the possibility to get in contact with the European institutions eg. Members of the European Parliament and to offer them the possibility to have an exchange of ideas on the new European topic of Active Ageing .
On the other hand it offers the participating MEP’s some insight in the working methods of supervisory bodies in Europe and can give possibilities of getting in contact and maybe work together in the field of health and social care.
The EP covers a very broad spectrum of topics related to the working field of our supervisory organisations. Actual topics on the Agenda of the EP are for instance:
Quality and Safety of Medical Devices Medicine, diseases, AIDS
Active Ageing Medical research
Health and safety at work, Health legislation and policy
Occupational medicine; Health services, medical institutions.
Public health 


To promote an active exchange of ideas we selected for this Friday afternoon the topic of ‘Active Ageing’ as a topic that might be interesting for as well Supervisory bodies as well for the MEP’s who could be present at this Friday afternoon.
The Active and Healthy Ageing programme is taking forward the strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing as launched by the Commission in the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council (Brussels 29.2.2012 COM (2012)83 Final).This document will  be discussed from the perspective of the Health inspectorates as well as well as from the MEP perspective.


Planned Programme
14.45 Delegates who want to participate in the Friday afternoon programme are requested to join the group and go by metro  from the Paleis der Academiën, Hertogsstraat 1 to the Parlamentarium building.
15.00 Meeting of the EPSO delegates and Bart Staes  (Member European Parliament)  in front of the Parlamentarium Building.
15.00 - 16.00 Guided tour in the Parlamentarium under guidance of Bart Staes (Member European Parliament)  and Gerda Schotte ( Zorginspectie Flanders).
16.00 -17.00 Short presentation on the discussion topic: Active and Healthy Ageing by Kartika Liotard (Member European Parliament and ‘rapporteur’ for the parliament  on this topic )  , followed by short reaction from the Australian Active Ageing experience by  Mark Brandon, Convenor of the International Society for Quality in Health Care Special Interest Group on Quality and CEO of the  Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency (Australian supervisory organisation), discussion.
For the final document on active Ageing and some  questions that arise on this topic  from the inspectorate perspective:  see conference booklet.
 

 

 

 

A Paleis der Academiën Hertogsstraat   

 

B Sheraton hotel  Karel Rogierplein     +31703142458 

 

C Parlementarium  Wiertzstraat 60     +32 2 283 22 22

 

D  Restaurant La Taverne du Passage Galerie de la Reine 30    +32 (0)2 512 37 31

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of the famous traditional Belgian restaurants in the Grand Place Area in Brussels. It belongs to the various ‘Home and Tradition’ Restaurants around the Grand Place. More information about ‘ La Taverne du Passage’is on their website: http://www.taverne-du-passage.be/fr/plan-d-acces/

 

 

 

 

 

Taverne du Passage Koninginnegalerij 30 / Galerie de la Reine 30

 

1000 Brussels / Bruxelles

 

Tel +32 (0)2 512 37 31