ESQH is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of quality in European healthcare.
ESQH is a member of the EU Health Policy Forum
ESQH is also represented on the European Commission Working Group on Patient Safety & Quality of Care
ESQH was a partner in the following EU-funded international projects:
EU Network for Patient Safety
Methods of Assessing Response to Quality Improvement Strategies
Safety Improvement for Patients in Europe
Deepening our Understanding of Quality Improvement in Europe
You can read about ESQH Workshops and Conferences here
ESQH consists of 20 members, all of whom are National Societies for Quality in Healthcare, from the following countries:
2. Czech Republic
10. The Netherlands
17. The UK
Associate Members include:
The ESQH Secretariat is based in Limerick, Ireland.
(See ESQH Offices pages for more information on the 14 different Offices).
How ESQH operates
ESQH is a voluntary Society, registered for charity within the Republic of Ireland.
Funding is received from the Irish Department of Health & Children (through the Health Services' Executive) and from members' subscriptions.
Each member Society of ESQH nominates one person to sit on the Council. From the Council, 8 members are chosen to sit on the Executive Board.
The current Board has the following members:
President Jasna Mesaric, Croatia
Vice-President Ales Bourek, Czech Republic
Board Member Suzana Parente, Portugal
Board Member George Bohoris, Greece
Board Member Hilary Dunne, Ireland
Board Member Marion Lindh, Sweden
Board Member Charles Shaw, UK
Board Member Agnieszka Daval-Cichon, Poland
Offices' Rep Roland Schlesinger, Vienna Office
ESQH Fellows (Past-Presidents)
Marius Buiting, The Netherlands David Somekh, The UK Basia Kutyrba, Poland Paul Bartels, Denmark
Piera Poletti, Italy
Mary Morrissey, Ireland