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Welcome to the first edition of Clinical Risk Insights, brought to you by the Clinical Risk Unit of the State Claims Agency (SCA). This edition includes an update on Open Disclosure, as well as articles on communication, medication safety and a clinical vignette relating to a claim where documentation came under the spotlight.

In this issue:

Editorial

Dr Cathal O'Keeffe, Head of Clinical Risk, examines the SCA's statutory mandate, the Clinical Risk Unit's strategic objectives and launches the first edition of Clinical Risk Insights.

Open disclosure - an evolving landscape

Ann Duffy, Senior Clinical Risk Manager, discusses how Open Disclosure is changing in Ireland and what this means for health and social care professionals.

Medication incidents reported by Irish hospitals in 2018

Mark McCullagh, Clinical Risk Adviser, presents a selection of National Incident Management System (NIMS) data on medication incidents reported by Irish hospitals in 2018.

Let's talk about communication

Claire O’Regan, Clinical Risk Adviser, and Ann Duffy, Senior Clinical Risk Manager, examine communication in healthcare and how it can be improved.

Closed case study - keeping note

In this edition, Catherine Tarrant, Solicitor and Executive Head of Clinical Claims, takes a look back at a case that highlights the importance of careful assessment and taking careful clinical notes.

Clinical Risk Management

Learn about our clinical risk unit which provides risk management advice and assistance to State Authorities under the Clinical Indemnity Scheme.

Clinical Risk Management