Every two years, members can elect those who will represent the organisation, maintain its governance and provide direction to the strategy. As an international organisation, the reach of ISQua is wide and constantly expanding. Currently, as I write we have nearly 400 individual members and the number is growing.
Membership is very important to us – as a membership organisation, we rely on members for their support in delivering the messages of quality & safety and fostering person centred integrated care worldwide. Members also receive many benefits including preferential benefits for our active programmes.
So, in this message, I have a simple ask. Please encourage colleagues to join ISQua. If you are from an LMIC country please consider joining as we have made our membership fees more affordable. Consider standing for election and more importantly when you receive the electronic voting notice, please vote!
Other good news is that we have found a permanent home in central Dublin, and the new ISQua office will allow us to develop and grow. The new address will be circulated once we move. We also have a new member of staff, Catriona Curran, who will be looking after the thriving African Community of Practice as well as the QI network, and working with the IAP programme.
Plans for the conference in London are moving at a fast pace as we prepare for what is expected to be a very successful event. London remains a great venue and we have every expectation that it will be stimulating and enjoyable. Please take advantage of the Early Bird rate and advertise to colleagues and friends.
Finally, a special voting request. We are having a movie award at the Conference and we want you to vote as to the best movie reflecting quality safety and person-centred care. An expert panel from Italy and Australia have selected the final list, and you will receive the selection to vote on soon – please look out for it!