Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Volume 10 Issue 3


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Improving the reporting of clinical audits in the NHS

Ros Collins, Ruth Lewis, Adrian Flynn, Michael Emmans Dean, Lindsey Myers, Paul Wilson, Alison Eastwood

The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination was commissioned to conduct a systmatic review of clinical audits undertaken to assess the implementation and effectiveness of the…

Day case surgery from the wards or a dedicated unit – do the same standards apply?

T.D.A. Cosker, S. Elsayed, P. Michael, M. Preece

Day surgery is now a major element of surgical practice. The paper aims to examine if those patients undergoing day surgery from in‐patient wards receive the same standard…

Laparoscopic management of tubal ectopic pregnancy: Audit of a district general hospital experience

A. Nooh, G.P. Downey

The aim of this audit was to determine if patients with a diagnosis of a suspected ectopic pregnancy had been managed in accordance with the evidence‐based guidelines…

Continuous quality improvement using a practice improvement model

Stephen Kellett, Suzanne Clarke, Linda Matthews

Cape and Barkham's practice improvement model (PIM) describes how healthcare systems can be designed to facilitate the usage of self‐generated clinical outcomes in the…

Patient assessment of surgeons' interpersonal skills: A tool for appraisal and revalidation

A.K. Al‐Shawi, A.G. MacEachern, M.J. Greco

Aims to assess the surgeons' communication skills with patients in the orthopaedic department of the authors' district general hospital.

Evaluating the effectiveness of a multi‐professionally agreed list of adverse events for clinical incident reporting in Trauma and Orthopaedics: A follow‐up study

S.J. Giles, Gary A. Cook, Michael A. Jones, Brian Todd, Margaret Mason, B.N. Muddu, Kieran Walshe

The first phase of this study developed a multi‐professionally agreed list of adverse events for clinical incident reporting in Trauma and Orthopaedics. This follow‐up…

Copying patient letters – making it work

Katrina Brockbank

That patients should be able to receive a copy of any letter written about them is part of the British Government's policy to increase patients' involvement in their care…

Foundation years training and patient safety – a comprehensive introduction?

Jane Cowan, Sean Kavanagh

To examine the content of the new Foundation Years Curriculum for newly‐qualified medical graduates in terms of its patient‐safety and risk‐management emphases. To examine…



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