Regional symposium on Health care quality and safety – Central Province
Promotion of health care quality and safety in public health is the annual theme of the college for year 2017. The first regional symposium was held for the field health staff of Central Province on 27th July 2017 at Regional training center in Kadugannawa.
There were series of activities over the year on this regard. Health care quality indicators were developed for preventive health was developed in a series of workshops conducted by the members of the College. Quality indicators were developed in areas of
• maternal and child health
• communicable diseases and prevention
• non communicable diseases and prevention
• hospital health care quality and safety
In the first regional symposium, the indicators developed on maternal and child health was introduced to the health staff. The team from the field included medical officers of health, public health nursing sisters, public health nursing tutors and supervising public health midwives.
Representing the College of Community Physicians, president of CCPSL, Prof. Chrishantha Abeysena, council member, Prof Pushpa Jayawardena, Dr. Irosha Nilaweera (National Programme manager of the maternal health programme, Family Health Bureau) and post graduate trainees in Community medicine participated in the symposium. Dr. Inoka Wijekoon, Consultant Community Physician from Mathale district coordinated the event for the province.
The symposium provided a good opportunity for the College representatives to get the feedback on introducing quality indicators to the field implemented public health programmes. The activity and feed back will be shared at the annual academic session of College of Community Physicians.