clinical governance


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

clinical governance

A framework under which NHS bodies in the UK are accountable for continuously monitoring and improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care should flourish. Clinical governance is promulgated by the Commission for Health Improvement.

The 5 Themes of Clinical Governance
(i) Leadership, strategy and planning; identifiable clinical governance lead
(ii) Public and patient involvement
(iii) Quality improvement processes
(iv) Staff focus 
(v) Use of information. 

The Contractual Components
1) Patient and public involvement
2) Clinical audit
3) Risk management
4) Clinical effectiveness programmes
5) Staffing and staff management
6) Education, training and CPD
7) Use of information to support clinical governance and health care delivery.

clinical governance

A systematic approach to raising standards of health care and tackling poor performance in hospitals.

clinical governance

premise underpinning all aspects of modern health care delivery; i.e. clear lines of responsibility and accountability for overall quality of clinical care, comprehensive programme of quality improvement activities, clear risk-minimizing policies, and procedures to identify and remedy poor performance
References in periodicals archive ?
The LOCSU-accredited module includes a short assessment assignment to enable clinical governance and performance leads to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of their role and responsibilities.
The team from the University were able to provide an independent assessment and expert advice to the hospital authority in Hong Kong, assisting them to improve care through robust systems of clinical governance.
Clinical governance should use aspects of quality assurance and quality control and benefits from multi-disciplinary input.
This makes specialist services more accessible to the patient population but does not address issues of equity or clinical governance.
Australia now has a contemporary, relevant guide to practical clinical governance.
A robust program of hospital avoidance through large-scale building of primary health care clinics for all but the most acute cases would also relieve some of the pressures brought about by the disconnect between corporate and clinical governance in hospitals.
This focused on a clinical governance framework with NHS organisations accountable for improving services and safeguarding standards.
ACD's physician partners will maintain governance of their practice through representation on the Pinnacle Clinical Governance Board.
The original Lennox Review, released in May 2010, made a number of recommendations that required major reform to areas of clinical governance, front-line resourcing, service delivery models and management team capacity to better prepare ACTAS to meet growing demand and continue to provide the high quality of ambulance services that the ACT community enjoy," Mr Corbell said.
Below -number of books, including the edition (2011) on clinical governance, based on his close involvement in practice through secondments to with the NE Strategic Health Authority and the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Therefore this procedure may be used provided that normal arrangements are in place for clinical governance and audit.
It aims to bring "huge improvements in data quality, and the facilitation of patient safety, quality, audit, research and clinical governance.

Full browser ?