British Journal of Clinical Governance: Volume 6 Issue 3


Table of contents

The processes and costs of local guideline development: experiences from the Path.Finder NHS consortium

Amanda Bowens, Mike Robinson, Ruth McDonald, Phil Ayres

The Path.Finder NHS consortium consists of ten acute hospitals sharing a common approach to the production and dissemination of local information for primary care…


Barriers to clinical guidelines: the need for concerted action

Robbie Foy, Anne Walker, Gillian Penney

Aims to provide a framework for identifying barriers to the implementation of a clinical guideline by examining a clinical effectiveness programme and a review of relevant…


Enabling clinical governance: a primary care audit of prescribing for heart failure in central Auckland, New Zealand

Stephen Buetow, Gregor Coster

There is little evidence that treatment advances have improved the prognosis of heart failure in the community. One explanation is the failure of doctors to undertake…


High‐dependency care: findings of a prospective needs assessment study

C. Kalayi, S.D. Blair, M. Maxwell

Aims to determine the bed requirement for a large district general hospital with a four‐bedded surgical high‐dependency unit (HDU). All admissions from 1 December 1997 to…

Regional research and development network supporting professions allied to medicine

R.D. Plant, C. Lossing‐Rangecroft

Six professions allied to medicine (PAMs) participated in a one‐year project designed to provide a novel self‐sustaining framework within which to increase research and…


The new CONSORT system

Alan Earl Slater

Examines a particular system for reporting clinical trials: the revised CONSORT system. Identifies its evolution and key components, indicating who may go on to use it…


The role of the Ombudsman in the risk management process

Jane Cowan

Considers the role of the Ombudsman’s office in the NHS. It also stresses that, whilst improvements have already been made in the format and style of investigation…



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1999 – 2002

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Emerald Publishing Limited