Quality: The 7th Clinical Governance Virtual Meeting on Zoom | Theme: ‘Hedging on no stated standards of care’.

20 January, 2021

You are cordially invited to

THE 7th CLINICALGOVERNANCE VIRTUAL MEETING ON ZOOM

THEME: ‘HEDGING ON NO STATED NATIONAL STANDARDS OF CARE’.

Subtheme: 'Embedding the Practice AuditPillar'

HOLDING ON ZOOM PLATFORM:

DATE: THURSDAY 27THJANUARY 2021

Time: 5pm-7pm

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Background:

With No Stated National Standards ofCare, How Does Nigeria Plan To Deal With Urgent Matters Arising About QualityAnd Safety Of Care Across It’s Health System, especially with the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic.

2004- 12-PillarClinical Governance Programme piloted and scaled for consistent Quality Care in all tiersof the health system and private facilities, in Cross River State, Nigeria.Unanimously adopted by the National Council on Health of Nigeria (NCH).

2012 – NMA Clinical Governance Ad HocCommittee established by Dr Osahon Enabulele, President (2012-2014).

2014 – National Health Act 2014 (NHA2014, 31st October) provision: establish National Standards Body tocover all health facilities in the three tiers of the Health System and in theprivate health sector, within 24 months of coming into effect.

2020 – NMA Standing Committee on ClinicalGovernance activated by Prof (Dr) Innocent Ujah, mni, President (2020-2022)

2020 – COVID-19 pandemic: NigerianRulers announced that they never knew that ‘Nigeria’s Health System was/is soweak’!

2021 – Still no National StandardsBenchmark for Quality and Safety of Care which facilities and practitionersshould aspire to meet and account for in any of the three tiers. Quality ishighly variable across facilities, tiers and geography.

The COVID-19 pandemic has complicatedmatters, worsening access to routine care for preexisting comorbidities therebyfueling increased  ‘silent’ mortalities as COVID Death rates dominate thenews and policy actions. The pandemic is here for a long while even with thehistoric supply of vaccines, which places achievement of UHC2030 and SDG2030 inperil globally but more so for weak health systems like Nigeria’s.

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2021 - URGENT MATTERS ARISING /SOLUTIONS: How does Nigeria plan to :

I)     Ensuredelivery of Quality Care consistently, uniformly, across Nigeria and in everytier and private care, when it still has no benchmark National Standards ofCare?

II)    ‘escape’ fromits dependence on science that is done elsewhere, e.g. sitting and waiting forany COVID-19 vaccine for its citizens ( NB: the population has been told thatNAFDAC shall verify the vaccines before they are administered in  Nigerianarms) 

III)   promote Research (Original and Clinical); Evidence Based Practice; PracticeAudit  with data that is mainly from outside its territory?

 

7TH CLINICAL GOVERNANCE SERIES : Wishing You Happy New Year 2021.

Topic: ' Hedging On NoStated National Standards Of Care'

Description

With No Stated National Standards of Care, How Does Nigeria Plan To Deal With Urgent Matters Arising About Quality And Safety Of Care?

Subtheme: 'Embedding Practice Audit Pillar'

Date:  Jan 27,2021

Time

5:00 PM   Nigerian Time

Meeting ID

811 5506 7649

Security

Passcode  328608

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscuyoqDwsHt1uMdz4ilrupH7U6aU...

AFRICACENTRE FOR CLINICAL GOVERNANCE RESEARCH & PATIENT SAFETY

@HealthResources International (HRI) WA.

National Implementing Organisation: 12-PillarClinical Governance

National Standards and Quality Monitor andAssessor

National Implementing Organisation: PACKNigeria Programme for PHC

Publisher: Medical and Health Journals; Booksand Periodicals.

Nigeria:  8Amaku Street, State Housing & 20 Eta Agbor Road, Calabar.

Tel:+234 (0) 8063600642

Website: www.hriwestafrica.org     email: jneana@yahoo.co.uk ;  hriwestafrica@gmail.com

HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hriwestafrica.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.

http://www.hifa.org/support/members/joseph-0

http://www.hifa.org/people/steering-group

Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk