HMI greatly appreciate the support given to us by our members which helps to maintain the organisation as a keen, vibrant and relevant Institute. We remain committed to the professional development of healthcare managers. Our work focuses on developing those services and products which assist managers in their own development, while continuing to influence key strategies and policies which will always play a role in the provision of health services in Ireland.
Some of the immediate benefits of membership include:
- Discounts and preferential booking on our open courses and our suite of e-learning products
- Membership discount to attend the annual conference
- Certificates of attendance for CPD points for any of our training courses, regional meetings and annual conference
Our regional meetings for 2016 are underway. We will keep you informed of all such meetings as they occur. Alternatively, you can check the website at www.hmi.ie/events to find the event closest to you. The purpose of our regional meetings is to keep managers informed and up to date. Our e-journal Health Manager, serves the same purpose bringing issues of interest to members, right on their own PC, mobile or tablet device.
Similarly, our training and education courses seek to update relevant skills which befit a professional approach to the role of healthcare manager. The Academic Council of HMI works to approve the scope and standard of both our training, regional events and conference.
I am also delighted to confirm the date of our annual conference for 2016. This will take place on Thursday 29 September, 2016 in the Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin. Conference 2015 was a great success for us bringing new and innovative ways of thinking about service delivery and the role that technology can play in a range of activities across the health service. Once again, we are aiming to bring fresh themes and topics for consideration during the day.
In 2015, the HMI Leaders Award had a very worthy winner in Alison Dougal of Dublin Dental University Hospital. In a difficult decision, the judges announced Alison as the overall winner for her project “Promoting improved access to dental care for people living with haemophilia in Ireland and encouraging a culture of oral health promotion within the teams that treat them”. The award is a fantastic opportunity for members to showcase their work projects or to nominate the work of colleagues. We will launch the 2016 Leaders Award later in February and we will be in touch to notify you about the application process.
Once again, I would like to thank you for your continued support for the work of the Institute. The Council of HMI remain enthusiastic about our work and we encourage all of our members to be involved by attending meetings, the conference, and our training courses. We would be very pleased to see you become involved at a local level, to make suggestions for articles for the website and for Health Manager. I look forward to meeting you at some of our events during 2016.