British Journal of Clinical Governance: Volume 6 Issue 2


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Clinical governance in primary care: from blind‐eye to no‐blame culture in one short leap?

Tim van Zwanenberg

Recent changes in the National Health Service in the UK have included a drive towards better quality health care through enhanced professional regulation, clinical…


An audit of the care of patients with epilepsy in 15 general practices: lessons for Primary Care Groups

Judith Nicholson, John Holden

A district‐wide audit was completed for five different aspects of the care of patients with epilepsy: principally issues for women of child‐bearing age and the offer of…


Progress in clinical governance: findings from the first NPCRDC National Tracker survey of Primary Care Groups/Trusts

Stephen Campbell, Martin Roland, Brenda Leese

In April 1999, 481 English Primary Care Groups (PCGs) were created. The National Primary Care Research and Development Centre is leading a three year longitudinal study…


Clinical audit in NHS acute and community trusts: a comparative analysis

Robin Dowie, Andrew Kennedy

Clinical audit may undergo organisational change as the new primary care trusts assume responsibility for community health services. Very little has been published…

Clinical governance in primary care: early impressions based on Bradford South and West Primary Care Group’s experience

Matthew J. Walsh, Neil Small

The experience of implementing clinical governance in Bradford South and West Primary Care Group illustrates how an emphasis on cultural change rather than on target…

False positive serologic tests after administration of intravenous gamma globulin: case report and institutional quality management resolution

J.B. Stricker, B.A. Browne, W. Koss

A quality management program was designed to eliminate false positive serological testing after administration of intravenous gamma globulin (IVIgG). The intervention and…


Clinical governance … after the review – what next? Agreement and implementation

S. Nicholls, R. Cullen, Aidan Halligan

The NHS Clinical Governance Support Team (NCGST) is working with multidisciplinary teams as they begin the cultural shift in their sponsoring organisations towards the…

Advantages and disadvantages of evidence from clinical trials

Alan Earl‐Slater

Increasing attention is being placed on clinical trials as a source of evidence. Presents thoughts about the advantages and disadvantages of clinical trials and their…


Learning from death

P. Jane Cowan

Reporting a death to the coroner by a doctor is not a statutory duty. It is, however, expected good practice. This article discusses some of the concerns arising out of…



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