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.


Optimising Surgical Safety Checklist implementation: Key lessons for practitioners and partners

By ISQua | Sep. 8, 2015 |

Dr Emmilie Aveling and colleagues from the University of Leicester, UK, have published a report on their study undertaken between 2011 and 2013

Greening Healthcare – why would you not consider this?

By ISQua | Aug. 13, 2015 |

Gaining momentum around the world thanks to the growing association of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network (GGHHN),

A Moment of Hesitation Became a Journey of Discovery

By ISQua | Jun. 9, 2015 |

In October 2013 I visited the ISQua Fellowship booth at the 30th ISQua conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Benefits of Accreditation – Client Perspectives

By ISQua | Apr. 22, 2015 |

We are often asked at ISQua what  the benefits of implementing our principles and standards and having an external survey are.

What are incident reports telling us?

By ISQua | Mar. 17, 2015 |

A comparative study at two Australian hospitals of medication errors identified at audit or observed by researchers and the reporting of these errors to an incident system. 

Improving the identification and management of chronic kidney disease in primary care: lessons from a staged improvement collaborative

By ISQua | Mar. 10, 2015 |

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is diagnosed when there is a loss of kidney function over a period of three or more months.

Patient experiences of inpatient hospital care: a department matter and a hospital matter

By ISQua | Feb. 4, 2015 |

Patient experiences have become an important measure for healthcare quality. Patient experiences can be used for monitoring the quality of care,

CEO Travels

By ISQua | Dec. 7, 2016 |

As a new CEO I have been invited to a number of countries already and the past few months have kept me busy.

Peter Lachman - HSJ Clinical Leader of the Year

By ISQua | Dec. 2, 2016 |

Our chief executive Dr Peter Lachman has won clinical leader of the year award at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2016. The awards evening was held at a prestigious

Advance Care Planning (ACP) and its relevance to ISQua

By ISQua | Sep. 7, 2016 |

What is ACP?

ACP is a process of planning for future health and personal care whereby the person’s values, beliefs and preferences are made known so they can

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