British Journal of Clinical Governance: Volume 7 Issue 1


Table of contents

Putting governance into research and development

Elizabeth Clough

Looks at the importance of research and development in clinical decision making, stating that research is the first building block in this process. Examines the Department…


Audit of 24‐hour pH monitoring in a large teaching hospital – are current guidelines being followed?

C.A. Maxwell‐Armstrong, M. Jonas, S. Hussein, J. Wright, J.H. Scholefield

Twenty‐four hour pH monitoring is an expensive, time‐consuming and uncomfortable investigation only necessary in a small proportion of patients with gastro‐oesophageal…

Addressing clinical governance in paediatric cochlear implantation

C. O’Neill, S. Archbold, G. O’Donoghue, K.P. Gibbin, B. McCormick

The protracted and multidisciplinary nature of paediatric cochlear implantation presents particular challenges in addressing issues of clinical governance. The…

The contribution of the wound care nurse in developing a diabetic foot clinic

Sue Bale

Reports on a study that focuses on the specific roles of the nurse within the interdisciplinary team as an example of how nursing contributes to developing clinical…


Implementing national guidance on prevention of coronary heart disease: clinical governance and computer simulation modelling

J. Mark F. Temple, D.L. Fone

Standing Medical Advisory Committee (SMAC) guidance for prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) and the National Service Framework – Coronary Heart Disease both require…

Legal, decent and honest? Are quality assurance and rationing inseparable?

Antony J. Franks

Considers the nature of rationing, examining legal and ethical aspects in the context of current political resistance to admitting that rationing exists in the NHS…


Inter‐professional learning in primary care: lessons from an action‐learning programme

Robbie Foy, Natalie Tidy, Sally Hollis

The potential of inter‐professional education and training in primary care is increasingly being recognised, especially in light of UK policy developments relating to…

Clinical governance: sharing practical experiences – developing a national clinical governance resource

Aidan Halligan, Deborah Wall, Steve O’Neill

“Learning through doing” and sharing the lessons across the NHS is an important aspect of the strategy to support the introduction of clinical governance. The CGST Web…


Research governance and the fate of research

Alan Earl‐Slater

Looks at evidence of the fate of medical research and provides a template for gauging the value of money spent. Provides key issues and learning points which need…

Achieving consistency in grading adverse clinical incidents: does Doing Less Harm do the job?

Jane Cowan

The new National Patient Safety Agency (NPS) has set itself (and NHS organisations) an ambitious agenda. The success of the new reporting system will depend not only on…




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