INSTITUTE FOR THE PROMOTION OF ETHICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH – ISPE-Sanità
Largo G. Toniolo 6 00186 – Rome, Italy
mob: +39 340 5192185
ISTITUTO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELL’ETICA IN SANITA’
The Institute for the Promotion of Ethics in Public HealthCare (ISPE-Sanità) believes that corruption, crimes, inefficiency, waste of money, etc. that afflict the Italian Public Healthcare System – NHS – and that make it economically unsustainable, are also effects of a lack of ethical values. Corruptive acts, waste, inefficiency strictly in the health sector are the areas on which ISPE-Sanità focuses its interventions, developing an approach to scientific understanding of the phenomenon, the identification and implementation of prevention and analysis tools, the recovery of ethical values of the NHS professionals, in promoting legislative initiatives to preventively identify potential incidents. Fighting against corruption and promoting Ethics are the key to the re-launching of the NHS defending its basic principles of equity and its universality.
ISPE-Sanità’s mission is fighting Corruption and fraud in HealthCare to protect the universalistic values of our National Health Service. We consider ”corruption” also those acts of mismanagement and waste of the public wealth that do not necessarily have penal consequences. So, the goal of ISPE-Sanità is to promote ethical behavior in the highest possible number of Public Health operators in order to prevent corruption, safeguard and reform the NHS.
ISPE-Sanità‘s strength lies in its own working method. Fighting against corruption and promoting Ethics will be successful only following a road map developed on five different but complementary levels or departments.
- Research on way, manner and costs of corruption and non-ethical procedures in the Public Health sector;
- Advocacy aimed to promote legislation favorable in the battle against corruption;
- Advisory and supporting public health institutions and LHA’s on how to technically implement anticorruption tools and activities.
- Training and Coaching the people working in Public Health in order to increase their ethical sensitivity;
- Communication and awareness on media and Social Media.
ISPE-Sanità is organized in 5 operative departments (Research, Advocacy, Advisory, Training and Communication) each one headed by a Director. The 5 Directors form ISPE-Sanità’s STEERING COMMITTEE that is coordinated by the PRESIDENT.
The General Secretary is in charge of the internal organization of the Institute.
All The activities carried out by ISPE-Sanità are promoted and supervised by two high-profile Boards:
-The ETHICAL BOARD is the highest advisory committee whose task is to direct and supervise all the activities of the Institute;
-The SCIENTIFIC BOARD has primarily a technical and operational role: it’s the real driving force for the Institute’s activities.
Every year the two Boards work jointly in the SCIENTIFIC-ETHICAL COMMITTEE in order to promote ISPE-Sanità and its activities.
For more information: www.ispe-sanita.it