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What do NHS staff think and know about clinical governance?

James Murray (Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK)
Hazel Fell‐Rayner (Trainee Clinical Psychologist, in the Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK)
Howard Fine (Trainee Clinical Psychologist, in the Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK)
Nisha Karia (Trainee Clinical Psychologist, in the Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK)
Rachel Sweetingham (Trainee Clinical Psychologists, in the Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK)

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

Clinical governance has been an important issue in the British National Health Service for several years. This study looks to see how this has filtered down to front‐line staff, in terms of their knowledge about clinical governance, their attitude to it, and their implementation of it. A total of 539 participants across three NHS trusts in the South of England completed the Staff Clinical Governance Survey. The results showed generally positive attitudes and varying levels of knowledge and implementation. The use of this questionnaire enables services to audit their implementation of clinical governance, and highlights specific training needs for staff and their managers.

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Murray, J., Fell‐Rayner, H., Fine, H., Karia, N. and Sweetingham, R. (2004), "What do NHS staff think and know about clinical governance?", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 172-180. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777270410552198

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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