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What are the 6 pillars of clinical governance?

Clinical effectiveness
Research and Development
Risk management
Education and training
Clinical audit


What is clinical governance?

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


What 4 quality aspects do the WHO use?

Professional performance
Resource use
Risk management
Patient satisfaction


What are the 3 objectives need for clinical governance?

Improve continually the overall standards
Reduce unacceptable variations
Ensure the best resources so that patients receive the greatest benefit


The care provided should be:

Appropriate to peoples need


What is the goal of NICE?

Set clear quality standards which all parts of the NHS are expected to meet. It is a partnership between the government, professionals and patients.


Name 4 areas that NICE deals with

Identifies and builds on good practice
Assess and reduce untoward events
Investigate problems and learn from them
Support professionals in delivering quality care


How do we monitor quality standards?

Care quality commission (CQC)
National framework for assessing performance
Annual national survey of patient / user experience


What is the duty of the CQC?

It is a statutory body. Provide independant review of local actions to improve quality, visits all trusts and PCT's, checks NICE is being implemented.
Can make unannounced inspections of services on regular basis and at any time in response to concerns.