Dr. Philip Crowley has been appointed as the HSE’s new National Director of Risk, Quality and Clinical Care.
Dr. Crowley was previously Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Children, and has been seconded to the HSE as a National Director from January 10, 2011.
Dr. Barry White will continue to lead the development of a series of national clinical programmes. The HSE says that, given the strategic importance of these national clinical programmes and the scale and scope of the implementation challenge associated with them, it has decided to assign Dr. Barry White full-time to lead the implementation phase in his new role as National Director of Clinical Strategy and Programmes.
“In Dr. Crowley’s role as National Director of Risk, Quality and Clinical Care, his principal task will be to ensure that our services are safe through the implementation of a comprehensive quality and risk framework and mitigating risk in the operational health system”, said a HSE spokesperson.
“Where serious incidents do arise, Dr. Crowley will manage our response and implement appropriate measures in order to improve our systems. He will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with national standards in relation to Quality and Risk.”
Dr. Crowley recently led the development of the National Clinical Effectiveness Framework and chaired the project group tasked with implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance.