British Journal of Clinical Governance: Volume 5 Issue 4


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Is Clinical Pathology Accreditation worth it? A survey of CPA‐accredited laboratories

Lindsey A. Gough, Tim M. Reynolds

Following two pilot studies, Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) accreditation was introduced to UK pathology laboratories in 1992. Since then, significant numbers of…


Comparison of clinical indicators for performance measurement of health care quality: a cautionary note

Peter A. Gross, Barbara I. Braun, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Bryan P. Simmons

The use of clinical performance data is increasing rapidly. Yet, substantial variation exists across indicators designed to measure the same clinical event. We compared…

An audit of psychiatric case notes in relation to antipsychotic medication and information giving

N. Bowler, Susanna Moss, Mark Winston, M. Coleman

This paper reports upon a Welsh Office funded “clinical effectiveness” project. The project aimed to produce evidence‐based practice guidelines for depot neuroleptic…


Introducing ropivacaine into a department’s epidural analgesic practice. Improving acute pain service practice

T.J. Towell, S. Maric, M. Jones, R. Wyatt, D.J.R. Duthie

The results of introducing a new licensed local anaesthetic drug, ropivacaine, into routine practice were evaluated by measuring the efficacy and adverse effects of…


Reviewing a service – discovering the unwritten rules

R. Cullen, S. Nicholls, A. Halligan

In our previous article we looked at the history of quality development and discussed how the implementation of clinical governance provides the opportunity to begin the…


Clinical risk – minimising harm in practical procedures and use of equipment

Jane Cowan

The article discusses some of the clinical negligence problems and risk management issues arising from training of health professionals (predominantly junior hospital…




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