Fifth Forum of Government Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes in India
In partnership with the World Bank India health team, NICE International took part in the forum of Government Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes. This fifth forum looked at mainstreaming quality in the context of the Joint Learning Network. High level policy makers, government officials and health insurance and providers from six states took part in the forum. International quality experts from the Maldives, Thailand and Latin America also took part. Participants reviewed the benefits of using accreditation and evidence-based standards to improve care quality and how payers can use these systems to promote and drive quality initiatives in hospital care.
Guest speaker at the Emerging Kerala conference in Kochi, India
Francoise Cluzeau was a guest speaker at the Global summit Emerging Kerala in Kochi, India. The Honourable Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh inaugurated the event.
At the session on the Healthcare Sector, Francoise highlighted the importance of delivering quality health care services in Kerala, both public and private, and the need to learn for the experience of other sectors. She was sharing a platform with The Ministers and principal Secretaries of Health & Family Welfare of Kerala and of the Government of India, as well as the UK Deputy High Commissioner for India.
Frontiers in Public Health, Inaugural lecture
As part of ongoing work with federal level healthcare organisations in India, delivered the inaugural lecture of the ‘Frontiers in Public Health’ lecture series at the National Health Systems Research Centre, New Delhi.
Collaborative workshop on Clinical Guidelines, pathways, audit and implementation
NICE International partnered up with the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust (AHCT) in Hyderabad for a one-day collaborative workshop on Clinical Guidelines, pathways, audit and implementation to improve the quality of care. The event, organised under the aegis of the AHCT Chief Executive Shri N. Srikanth gathered over 30 participants, including Health Care Professionals, Service Providers (Network Hospitals) Executive Members of the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust and members of ACCESS Health International. Presentations from the AHCT teams and NICE international covered the development and implementation of clinical guidelines, how to translate them into measurable standards and link them to payment mechanisms. Discussions focused on key clinical services and procedures provided by the AHCT where improvement is needed and on the strategy, processes and methods for achieving this in practice.
Workshop on Clinical Guidelines for maternal care in Mumbai
Together with the Foundation of Medical Research in India, Francoise Cluzeau ran a two-day workshop in Mumbai on clinical guidelines for maternal care in India, with support from the Population Foundation of India, New Delhi and Tata Steel Rural Development Society, Jamshedpur. The workshop brought together 20 participants with experience in guideline development and implementation at maternity and community level from Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala and Maharashtra, representatives from national societies, the Federation of Obstetricians & Gynaecological societies in India and input from the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI). Participants reviewed the quality of existing guidelines (using the international AGREE criteria), shared experiences of implementing guidelines and explored adaptation of international guidelines for use in India. Together, they identified specific areas for improvement in maternal care across India, where clinical recommendations could be developed as a priority.
Contributing to the development of clinical guidelines in the state of Kerala
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Workshop in Hyderabad, India for senior clinicians, policy makers and government officials.
NICE ran a two-day workshop with the Indian Institute of Public Health in Hyderabad for senior clinicians, policy makers and government officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The programme included the NICE guideline development methods, using case studies, and discussions about adaptation of the process to the health care system in Andhra Pradesh. There were presentations from the NICE team and from local clinicians about their experience with clinical guidelines. The workshop also identified key priority topics for potential guideline development in Andhra Pradesh.