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Sean Egan - Director of Healthcare Regulation

Sean has over 20 years’ experience in working to improve the quality and safety of healthcare for patients, either through healthcare provision or research in the acute setting, or in more recent years through the monitoring and regulation of healthcare services with HIQA.

A Clinical Pharmacist by training and profession, Sean holds graduate and postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy (MPharm and MSc) from the University of Nottingham and Trinity College Dublin, Leadership and Quality in Healthcare (HDip) from the RCPI, and Management and Corporate Governance (MSc) from the University of Ulster. He has a keen interest in healthcare quality improvement science and is certified in Lean Six Sigma.

Over the past eight years, Sean has fulfilled management and leadership positions within HIQA to advance the Authority’s monitoring and regulatory role in the healthcare setting. Sean has led key areas of monitoring work including a focus on the areas of pre-hospital emergency care, infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship, medicines safety, safe maternity care and a number of key governance assurance reviews into specific healthcare services following service failures. Sean also led on HIQA’s commencement as the patient safety regulator and Competent Authority in the area of medical exposures to ionising radiation.

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