x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Healthcare bosses to be given quality training

Healthcare managers in the Northern Emirates are to receive specialist training to improve the quality of care offered by their institutions.

Healthcare managers in the Northern Emirates are to receive specialist training to improve the quality of care offered by their institutions. The Ministry of Health has set up a scheme which, it claims, will help hospitals and clinics achieve international accreditation and better serve the community. In a partnership with Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust in the Middle East, the ministry has established the Primary Health Care Leadership programme.

Dr Hanif Hassan, the Minister of Health, said the programme, for the department heads and directors of medical facilities, would "meet the needs of the current development phases in all sectors". He said re-evaluation of all hospitals and health centres affiliated with the ministry would show where the training would be most worthwhile. It would also help with "leadership development and health strategies", he added.

The training will be provided by Insead, one of the world's largest business schools. It will initially focus on diabetes, which affects one in four Emiratis. It was not clear when the training would begin or the numbers of those involved. @Email:munderwood@thenational.ae