22nd EPSO conference - Stockholm 2016

22nd EPSO conference, hosted by Swedish Health and Social Care Inspectorate(IVO) 

Conference day 1

Social programme: Ocean Bus tour and dinner

Conference day 2

Short overview and presentations

Programme Day 0 (Wednesday September 28th) EPSO working group meetings:

  1. Working group 1: Patient and user involvement (chaired by Lena Weilandt);
  2. Working group 2 Observation (chaired by Sipko Mülder as acting chair);
  3. Working group 3 Effectiveness (chaired by  Riitta Aejmelaeus);
  4. Working group 4 e-Health (chaired by Tove Gemzell);
  1. Working group 5 Risk (chaired by Bruno Lucet).

Programme Day 1 – Thursday September 29th

Conference chaired by Klas Öberg

Opening and welcome words by Gunilla Hult Backlund (Director-General of IVO)

Introduction to Patient and User involvement in supervisory practice by Lena Weilandt, IVO, Sweden (Chair EPSO patient and user participation working group)


Patient and user involvement in supervisory practice in Norway by Bente Smedbråten (Helsetilsynet- Norwegian Board of Health Supervision. Norway)


Public voice about healthcare quality and patient perspective in the regulatory process by Renee Bouwman (NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) The Netherlands


Patient and user involvement in supervisory practice in the Netherlands by prof Paul Robben and Sorien Kleefstra ( IGZ), The Netherlands


General Forum Discussion  including EPSO working group members from Sweden/ Norway/ Denmark/ Finland/ Iceland/ Netherlands/ Latvia led by Lena Weilandt, Sweden

How to handle transparency, openness and public disclosure in supervisory practice in cases such as:

  • healthcare institutions or services rated as inadequate, insufficient, weak, or bad;
  • individual doctors nurses or staff accused of or associated with medical failures, adverse events, incidents, errors or other serious accusations;
  • complex situations related to poor healthcare quality.


Input from the Netherlands (IGZ), Ian Leistikow

Input from Denmark (DPSA), Anette-Lykke Petri

Input from Denmark (NBSS) Henrik Frostholm

Input from Bulgaria, Alexandrina Gigova

Input from Bulgaria, Alexandrina Gigova

Interactive session and discussion in small groups

Paul Robben’s farewell from EPSO

Programme Day 2 – Friday, September 30th

Risk indicators for quality and safety of health care

The new 5 year strategy of CQC (a more dynamic and detailed risk model to support inspectors) by Liz Owen

External input from Wales, Ruth Studley

External input from France, Bruno Lucet

External input from Finland, Hanna Ahonen

Geir-Sverre Braut farewell from EPSO

External input Netherlands, Sipko Mülder

External input Sweden, Emma Stradalovs

External input from New Zealand’s health and social care regulator

A focus on health and social care agency integration on “social investment” and risk profiling across social and health markers – interview of Richard Hamblin by Andrew Terris.

Reflection on the key issues, discussion and debate led by Liz Owen

Practical Issues of EPSO

EPSO state of affairs, organisational structure and governance

Update on new developments and organisational structure Geir Sverre Braut.

Next EPSO conference in Estonia at the Island Saaremaa, Estonia 3-5 July 2017

EPSO Conference Iceland, September 26-27 2017 in connection to the so called Nordic Conference

Hosted by the Icelandic Directorate of Health.


Reporting of the EPSO preconference working groups

E-Health and supervision by Tove Gemzell

Effectiveness of supervisory organisations by Riitta Aejmelaeus

EPSO Observation Working group by Jooske Vos (replacing Sipko Mülder)