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The State Claims Agency Clinical Risk team, as clinical lead, was awarded 1 of 2 national Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety and Health Research Board grants (value €280,000) to study the “Development of a multi-faceted approach to reducing and mitigating the risk of foreign object retention” in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin. Retained foreign objects are a significant cause of clinical claims.

Additionally the clinical risk team was awarded, in collaboration with UCC (Principle Investigator), RCPI and the Medical Council, a Health Research Board Partnership grant (value €240,000) to study “Enhancement of engagement with Medical Professional Competence Schemes” and why some practising doctors in Ireland are non-compliant with their professional competence scheme, despite it being a legal obligation, and to explore potential links with medical practice and/or claims.

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