clinical governance


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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
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