Invitation: Using evidence for best practice: the‘research for practice’ and ‘practice audit’ pillars of clinical governance

21 August, 2020

You are cordially invited to an exciting session, below 

INVITATION TO THE 4TH MEETING OF: ‘12-PILLAR CLINICAL GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME SERIES’: 'RESEARCH AND AUDIT PILLARS 

Suitable for all Medical and Health Practitioners (clinical. non clinical. administrative); Other Health related CSOs/FBOs/NGOs, etc.

4TH SESSION OF CLINICAL GOVERNANCE SERIES

DATE:              THURSDAY,  AUGUST 27TH 2020

TIME:               5pm-7pm   Nigeria Time

DURATION:    120 minutes

Meeting ID

8186756 6043

Security

Passcode   324125

WaitingRoom

RegistrationLink

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlce6tqD0qHtchojC0rg8QfYwlxjl... Invitation

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CHAIRPERSON FOR THIS 4TH SESSION:

Professor Adenike Grange, fmr Federal Minister of Health, Nigeria

-         Opening Remarks

THEME  –  ‘USING EVIDENCE FOR BEST PRACTICE: THE ‘RESEARCH FOR PRACTICE’ and ‘PRACTICE AUDIT’ PILLARS OF CLINICAL GOVERNANCE’.                                           

TOPICS:

·         Prof Ndubuisi  Eke - University of Port Harcourt

Topic: ‘Doing ClinicalResearch in Resource Constrained Healthcare Systems’

·        Prof  Francis Uba – University of Jos, Nigeria

Topic:‘WRITING UP CLINICAL RESEARCH IN RESOURCECONSTRAINED SETTING:  DOS AND DON’TS’

·        Prof Joseph Ana –ACCG&PS @ HRI WEST AFRICA

Topic: ‘DOING PRACTICE AUDIT IN RESOURCE CONSTRAINED HEALTH SYSTEM’

·        Speaker (tbc) –

Topic: ‘Challenges of Accessto Evidence Sources in Resource Constrained Systems, including Open Access’

SPECIAL INSPIRATIONALGUESTS FOR THE WHOLE SERIES:

Hon Dr Tanko Sununu   - Chairman, Committee on Health, House of Reps.

Dr Betta Edu             - Hon Commissioner for Health, Cross River State

Dr OsahonEnabulele  - President, Commonwealth MedicalAssociation (CMA)

Prof Innocent Ujah, mni            - President Nigerian Medical Association  (NMA)

MODERATORS’ FOR THE SERIES :

1 Prof JosephAna           - Centre for Clinical GovernanceResearch & Patient Safety, Calabar,

2 Dr HenryEwunonu         - Pathologist, National Hospital Abuja

3 Dr ChudiUkpaka           - Clinical Director Primacy careNetwork Basildon, NHS England.

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RATIONALE– FOR THESE TWO RELATED PILLARS : 

The Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety@ HRI West Africa, launched the 12-PILLAR CLINICAL GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME SERIES on zoom, 4 months ago to promote Whole Health System change to redress the multiple failings of our country’s health sector. After the launch, we have run monthly sessions taking pillar after pillar, to dig deeper into the issues covered by each. 

During this 4th session, we shall be looking at the ‘Research for Practice’ and ‘Practice Audit’ pillars.

On research: before COVID19 pandemic we rued the lack of investment by government and inadequate original or clinical research in our country such that literally every answer to diseases that kill Nigerians has to be imported and a lot of medical tourism is fueled by the lack of trust in the health system at home. COVID19 has shown even more starkly that our country (like other low and middle income countries) has imperiled the health of its citizens, its economy and knowledge base by not investing in research: as we speak, Nigeria is waiting to import the Definitive Treatment and Vaccine from countries whoare in the chase to produce both items. The misinformation and conspiratory stories have found fertile ground in Nigeria, including amongst the public, academia and health workers because there is widespread misunderstanding ofresearch methodology that leads to licensing of new drugs, etc.

We hope that during this meeting participants can share ideas and proffer possible solutions to the inadequacy of research in our country of interest, Nigeria. 

On practice Audit: we found that very few health practitioners engage in self-reflective practice (Audit) to ensure that ‘the care they are delivering is aligned to best practice’ at anyone time, and those who do Audit, find that there are not the resources to do it well, consistently, or to change practiceto meet the set best criteria and standard. 

We hope that this meeting shall spur more health practitioners (clinical, non clinical and administrative ) to start engaging in regular self-audit of their practice, as part of promoting quality, patient centred care and good medical practice. We hope to highlight the challenges that practitioners face as they try to do Audit and proffer ways to overcome them. 

@HRI West Africa.   http://www.hriwestafrica.org

HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hriwestafrica.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.

http://www.hifa.org/support/members/joseph-0

http://www.hifa.org/people/steering-group

Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk