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Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland Conference

The HISI Conference will take place in Croke Park this year on 6th & 7th of November.

There will be a HSCP specific session on Tuesday 6th November 11:45 to 13:15.

There will be a launch of a Special Interest Group (SIG) of HSCPs with an interest in Digital Healthcare.

There will be a speaker from Scotland’s NMAHP Digital Health & Care Network as well as other short presentations from HSCPs working in the area.


WEC 2 Echocardiography Course

An echocardiography course aimed at cardiac physiologist as well as cardiology and emergency SHOs, registrars, SPRs and consultants

will take place in University Hospital Waterford on November 10th.

Registration forms will be available in Cardiac Depts throughout the country later this week (week ending October 20th)


HSCP Unscheduled Care - Register Now

The National HSCP Office is delighted to announce that registration has opened for The Future Now: New Ways of Working by HSCP in Unscheduled Care Services.

See Eventbrite link below.


This meeting, being held in Dublin on 12th November, promises to be an excellent opportunity to learn from leading speakers and to share knowledge about the practical implementation of new models of care. See flyer attached and final Programme details will be available shortly.


Paediatric Cardiac Physiologist Introduction Day

An introduction to the complex area of paediatric cardiac physiology is taking place on November 3rd in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

For further information contact Karen Dobbyn at

Programme and application form available below for download.

Programme Application Form

Understanding Compassion Fatigue

This effective workshop on the subject of compassion fatigue in healthcare professionals is run by Jennifer Reidy.

It will take place in Cork on 15th November 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

See attached flyer for details

Further details and booking contact Karen Dobbyn at


ECG Arrhythmia Masterclass 2018

This exciting workshop takes place on Thursday, October 4th at the Galway Bay Hotel from 13:30 to 17:30.

It brings together experts with years of expertise in the field. Early booking essential.

Further information available for download here or contact Karen Dobbyn at



2018 Exam Funding Remaining

Funding still remains for the following


  • Vascular SVT Exams
  • Cardiology BSE & Device Exams


Funding available on a first come first served basis.

Further details and application forms from Karen Dobbyn at


Ultrasound - Invitation to Submit

Ultrasound (the Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society) are currently soliciting for articles to contribute to a special Cardiovascular edition.

This edition will be published in May 2019.

Ultrasound publishes articles on all aspects of medical ultrasound including diagnostic applications, therapy, physics, technology, educational and professional issues.

They would like submissions of the following types in the area of cardiac or vascular ultrasound:

1.  A manuscript for the May 2019 edition (student projects are an excellent source)

2.  A review on a topic of your interest or your area of expertise

The deadline states to receive manuscripts by the 1st October however this deadline can be extended.

More info here


Reflective Practice Workshop

A reflective practice workshop will take place on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at HSE Corporate Employee Relations, 
63/64 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2. 
This event is open to all Clinical Measurement Physiologist

For more information see flyer and external link below.


To book, create a guest account here

Mindworthy Workshop

A workshop titled ‘Minding Others by Minding Ourselves Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care’ will take place from 10.30 – 3.00pm on Wednesday 12th September 2018 at HSE Corporate Relations Building, 63-64 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2

This event is open to all Clinical Measurement Physiologists.

For further information see below flyer and external link below.


To Book, register as a guest at here

Call for Abstracts - NIHS Research Bulletin

Are you involved in research?

A Call for Abstracts for the Spring 2019 edition of the National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin is currently being made.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, September 14th, 2018.

They are interested in receiving abstracts of current research on all aspects of clinical healthcare, public and population health, and health systems research.

For more information and to submit abstracts follow the external link here


Respiratory Event - Sword Medical Vyaire Day

The Sword Medical Vyaire User Group Day will be held this year on Friday 9th November 2018 in Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Further information and registration info for this complimentary event here

SCST Diploma in ECG Interpretation Course - BELFAST

The SCST Diploma in ECG Interpretation Course will this year be being held in Belfast for the first time.

The three-day course takes place over three days from 27th September 2018 To 29th September 2018.

Further information from Cardiology page


Exam Funding Available

The National HSCP Office is now inviting Clinical Measurement Physiologists to apply for a place on the HSE Health & Social Care Profession’s

Professional Supervision Training Programme for HSE HSCP Supervisors.

Aim: To equip HSE HSCP Supervisors with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the effective engagement in and delivery of Professional Supervision as part of their role.

Target Group: experienced HSE HSCP managers and senior practitioners who, as part of their role, have responsibility for the provision of Professional Supervision to others and are themselves actively engaged in their own regular, formal Supervision with a designated supervisor as part of their practice.

The content of this Training Programme is informed by the core principles necessary for effective engagement in and delivery of Professional Supervision in the context of the HSE HR Circular 002/2015 Supervision Guidelines for HSC Professionals. It expands on the eLearning module “Professional Supervision for HSCP” available on www.hseland, i.e. providing an opportunity to explore and expand on its components through reflection and practice.

Further information and application form are available on HSCP hub on HSELanD or from

Exam Funding Available

2018 Exam Funding

Vascular SVT Exams

Cardiology BSE & Device Exams

Funding available on a first come first served basis. Further details and application forms from Karen Dobbyn at

Advanced ECG and EEG Study Day

This one day course is open to all Clinical Measurement Physiologists.

Open to 4th Year Clinical Measurement Science students.

Sessions can be booked separately but booking is essential – places cannot be accommodated on the day.

Registration closes the 10th September 2018

Booking & further details: Karen Dobbyn at


Healthcare & The Law

This two-day workshop is for Health and Social Care Professionals who need to know more about the implications of current healthcare legislation for their own practice and, where relevant, for that of their staff.

The course explores relevant legislation through the use of case studies, and reference to current policies/guidelines and their practical application.

Some of the key areas to be covered will include:

• Accountability of Health and Social Care Professionals (CORU and Professional Regulation)

• Negligence and Duty of Care

• Record Keeping

• Information Governance

• Data Protection

• Freedom of Information

• Consent

• Capacity – the current legal situation and the implications of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

• Best Practice in Report Writing

• Witness Preparation and Giving Evidence in Courts, Inquests and Professional Conduct Hearings.

25th & 26th October Dublin - See attached flyer and application form.

Closing date 6th August 2018 contact for further details.

Flyer Application Form

Policies, Procedures & Guidelines Workshop

This one-day workshop aims to increase Managers & Senior Health and Social Care Professionals competence in developing and

writing PPGs relevant to their departments.

It will also address how to implement the PPG and the importance of monitoring, auditing and reviewing.

PPG’s articulate consistent approaches for best practice and serve to:

Promote best practice

Standardise practice and service delivery

Ensure that legislative and regulatory requirements are met

Ensure employees and line managers are clear on their roles and responsibilities

Facilitate effective staff induction

Act as educational tools

Act as a basis for audit and evaluation

Closing date 6th August 2018 contact for further details.
This 20th September 2018 Waterford See attached flyer and application form.

Flyer Application Form


Draft Guidelines for Management of AAA

The SVT is seeking comments from members on the draft updated NICE guidelines for management of AAA.

Go to Vascular faculty page for further details.


National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services

The public consultation on the national review of cardiac services is open until August 17th.

Further information and link to the questionnaire available on the Cardiology page

MSc in Patient Safety

The Department of Surgical Affairs (DoSA) at RCSI has opened applications for the Masters (MSc) in Human Factors in Patient Safety and further information is available for download below.

This unique Masters programme for experienced healthcare professionals is aimed at those who are responsible for the care of acute hospital patients.

The Masters (MSc) in Human Factors in Patient Safety is particularly relevant to Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Anaesthetists, Obstetricians, Radiologists, Acute Care Nurses, Pharmacists,

Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Social Workers, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, other allied health care professionals and quality managers.

The MSc is designed to develop participants’ knowledge of error, risk, and safety in healthcare

and to advance their practical skills and expertise to drive safety initiatives and quality improvement in the acute hospital setting.

Further details here


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