Offering the latest news in health care quality and safety, the ISQua blog also features guest posts from the best and brightest in the industry.

Patient Safety: Future of Personal Health Featured

By | Apr. 1, 2021 |

We’re proud to partner with Mediaplanet on the recently published Patient Safety campaign, out today!

The age of kindness Featured

By Peter Lachman | Mar. 30, 2021 |

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”James M. Barrie

It has taken a pandemic with all the consequences of lack of preparedness and often an inadequate response, for us to realise how fallible we are. There are many lessons on what true leadership should look like and how the absence of leadership can be catastrophic. The success of the response has rested on the hard work of those on the frontline and on the acceptance of citizens to be sensible and follow public health advice.

Giving power to the people Featured

By Peter Lachman | Mar. 29, 2021 |

It always seems impossible until it’s done.  Nelson Mandela


The pandemic has been challenging to us all and has changed our lives. In the message in the last newsletter I wrote that we have had hard times but also there have been good times. 

Regardez l'enregistrement: L’impact de la crise Covid sur l’évolution des concepts et pratiques en gestion des risques... Featured

Mar. 25, 2021 |

Nous avons été ravis d'accueillir le Pr Philippe Michel et le Pr David Valat avec nos partenaires au PAQS ASBL, Directeur Denis Herbaux.

Moving beyond COVID-19: Ensuring that quality prevails Featured

By Peter Lachman | Mar. 9, 2021 |

After a year of living with COVID-19, I would like to reflect on the way we have responded to the pandemic and how it has impacted on the quality of care. While it may be easy to look back and find fault in how we responded, there are many positives and lessons that can be taken forward.

Reizenstein Award for Best Paper Published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC) in 2019 Featured

By | Mar. 4, 2021 |

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2019 Reizenstein Prize for best original research article, published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC).

Call for Supplements Editor Featured

By | Mar. 3, 2021 |

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and Oxford University Press (OUP), are seeking applications for the position of Supplements Editor for the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC). Editor in charge of commissioning supplements, and ensuring they reach publication as well as champion research content for the IJQHC.

Watch the Recording: Coproducing Healthcare Service and its improvement - understanding the “lived reality of those we sometimes know as professionals” and the experience of its use Featured

Feb. 5, 2021 |

We were delighted to once again host Paul Batalden, Tina Foster and also guest speaker John Ballatt for the fifth live webinar in the Coproduction series.

Watch the Recording: Critical Crisis Thinking Final Webinar: Course Summary and Q&A

Feb. 1, 2021 |

Catch up on the latest webinar in our Critical Crisis Thinking series that features many of our presenters who summarised their lessons.


By | Jan. 29, 2021 |

Practical front line messages, devoid of the complexity of guidelines.

New: Version 3.0 is now available

Nouveau: la version 2.0 est maintenant disponible!

Novo: a versão 3.0 já está disponível

Novità: la versione 3.0 è ora disponibile in italiano

Announcing Dr Carsten Engel as the next CEO of ISQua and ISQua EEA Featured

By | Jan. 19, 2021 |

On behalf of the Board, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, President of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and ISQua External Evaluation Association (ISQua EEA) is delighted to announce Dr Carsten Engel as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Society, taking up the position on 1 May 2021.

ISQua and IHF Virtual Conference – Hospital Workers' Wellbeing Matters Featured

By | Jan. 13, 2021 |

ISQua is delighted to announce its next Virtual Conference in collaboration with the International Hospital Federation on 23rd February!

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