Clinical governance

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Clinical governance

Definition

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“A framework through which NHS organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.”

Clinical Governance: in the new NHS HSC 1999/065 Issue date: 16th March 1999

Components

  1. Clinical audit and effectiveness
  2. Clinical risk management
  3. Complaints and legal activity
  4. Research and development
  5. Quality Assurance
  6. Appraisal and CME/CPD
  7. Organisational development
  8. Information management and technology
  9. Professional and Clinical leadership & accountability

Context

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The context of Clinical Goverance in the United Kingdom NHS