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Getting to Grips with Clinical Governance : TFM PUBLISHING MEDIC - Simon Harrison

Getting to Grips with Clinical Governance

TFM PUBLISHING MEDIC

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The launch of clinical governance in the late 1990s was
accompanied by a measure of excitement although, at that
stage, it was impossible to determine whether this was
really to be the start of a quality-driven revolution in
healthcare. Since its inception, much has been done to
turn the concepts behind clinical governance into
practical reality. Have these efforts been successful?
Many would argue that the jury is still out. The authors
have approached the topic from the diverse backgrounds
offered by urological surgery, general practice and
public health medicine. The result is a commentary on the
evolution of clinical governance that has the firm
anchors of practicality and realism. The book looks at
clinical governance from the perspective of the
practising clinician and explains what clinical
governance has to offer them. Doctors, nurses, therapists
and managers should all find something of interest and
practical value within these pages.

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Authorsp. viii
The origins of quality in the NHS
Modern expectations of healthcarep. 2
Creating a national service for healthp. 5
Changing professional practice and attitudesp. 10
Changing public demandsp. 15
Quality and efficiency in healthp. 20
Defining clinical governance
Introducing clinical governancep. 30
Clinical governance in the workplacep. 35
Whose responsibility is clinical governance?p. 40
Practical considerations
Data quality & confidentialityp. 52
Quality timep. 60
Prioritisation & project managementp. 65
Components of clinical governance
Cultural shiftp. 82
Risk managementp. 95
Clinical auditp. 124
Research & developmentp. 137
Staffing and staff managementp. 154
Professional development, education and trainingp. 164
Consultation and patient involvementp. 177
Authors' endnote: Final thoughtsp. 191
Appendices
Key websitesp. 193
Key NHS agenciesp. 194
Audit decision toolp. 195
Consultant appraisal formsp. 197
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781903378168
ISBN-10: 1903378168
Series: TFM PUBLISHING MEDIC
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st August 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44