February 24th
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin

The 12th National

Health Summit

February 24, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin

"Building a system that works for everyone"


Prof. John Seddon
Best Selling Author, Occupational Psychologist, Management Thinker and leading authority on change in organisations

John Seddon, author of the best-selling 'Freedom from Command and Control'....

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Susan Mitchell
Health Editor, The Sunday Business Post

A native of Dublin, Susan has won numerous awards for her coverage of Ireland’s healthcare system. She holds...

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Bob Gold
Founder and CEO, Gold Group Enterprises, USA

Bob is a rare combination of business entrepreneur, strategic visionary and behavioral technologist with more than 20 years applied...

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Matt Aiello
Urgent and Acute Workforce Transformation Specialist, Health Education West Midlands, UK

Matt is engaged in the research and development of innovative workforce transformation projects, intended to address regional...

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About The 12th National Health Summit

Thought provoking & challenging with a good range of topics and speakers 
Frank O’Leary, Assistant National Director of HR – Performance Management, HSE

It’s almost impossible these days to open a newspaper without reading that our health service is under immense strain. The continued funding squeeze, rising demand and the need to safeguard quality are all combining to exert huge pressure across the entire system. These challenges aren't just limited to Ireland, but are faced by healthcare systems across the globe.

None of the pressures are likely to abate any time soon: an ageing population, changing patterns of disease and rising patient expectations will all add to the demand on the health service. There is now wide consensus that healthcare needs to change dramatically to meet these demands.

Excellent summit, very informative & enjoyable....a high standard of speakers 
Dr. Brian Turner, Health Economist, UCC

The National Health Summit is the annual event for senior health leaders and has for over a decade been a critical event in the healthcare management events calendar.

In 2016, iQuest is delighted to be working in partnership with The Sunday Business Post to bring you what we anticipate will be our biggest and most important summit yet. This year's agenda is definitely our most complete ever, and consists of a mix of plenary and break-out sessions.
The break-out sessions are:

  • Change Management: This track is for healthcare leaders and focuses on their role. desire and ability to define, influence and execute organisational transformation.  Plus, the track includes opinions from other leaders on how to fix / improve the system.
  • The Connected Patient: New ways of thinking about patient care and how new technologies are essential to making this a reality. This track is dedicated to putting each person at the center of their healthcare experience.
  • Fixing The Emergency Department.: A dedicated conference stream providing insights on reducing avoidable admissions and how the Emergency Department can meet its challenges.

Very interesting meeting. Excellent presentations from both national and international experts. 
Elaine Daly, Director, Grant Thornton

Tony O’Brien
Director General, Health Service Executive

Tony was formally appointed Director General of the Health Services on the 26th July 2013. Prior to this he was appointed as Director...

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Professor Terry Young
Chair of Healthcare Systems, Brunel University, London

Terry Young is Professor of Healthcare Systems at Brunel University and has an unusual breadth of experience, strong management...

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Triona Fortune
Deputy CEO, the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

Triona’s expertise is in the development of International health and social care standards and...

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Richard Taunt
Director of Policy, The Health Foundation, UK

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. Richard leads the Foundation’s policy team...

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Who attends?

Health 2016 will bring together healthcare leaders and stakeholders in the management and delivery of Ireland’s health service to discuss and debate the future of healthcare.  

Titles of past attendees include:

  • CEO, Managing Director
  • Assistant National Director
  • Secretary General
  • Regional Operations Director
  • Chairperson Medical Executive
  • Head of Provider Affairs
  • Director of Nursing
  • Director of HR
  • Director of Services
  • National Clinical Lead
  • Clinical Services Manager
  • Head of Operations
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Head of Finance
  • Director of Claims
  • Hospital Manage
  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Directorate Nurse Manager
  • Provider Relations Manager
  • Principal Officer


This was the most relevant health conference to date that I’ve attended. Well structured with relevant speakers to my field definitely 
Dermot Goode, Leading Health Insurance expert and Founder, Totalhealthcover.ie


To sponsor or exhibit, please contact Suzanne Brennan on 087-9191292 or suzanne.brennan@iquest.ie 










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