Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Volume 13 Issue 4


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Delays to operating encountered by plastic surgery trauma patients

R. Exton, P. Gillespie, F. Schreuder

NCEPOD states that all emergency patients must have prompt access to theatres, critical care facilities, and appropriately trained staff 24 hours/day, every day of the…

Improving patient care and clinical governance through the utilisation of a clinical information system

John Park, Catherine McAlaney, Moira Connolly

This paper seeks to provide an overview of how the involvement of clinicians in the design and implementation of an electronic clinical information system has contributed…

Referrals between consultants. The wait to be seen in a specialist plastic surgery hand clinic

Jennifer K. O'Neill, V. Laina, S. Wilson

The purpose of this article to study referrals to our hand service to find out how long they had been waiting and with what sort of clinical conditions. The Department of…

Validity and reliability of the CARE Measure in secondary care

S.W. Mercer, D.J. Murphy

The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure is a validated tool for assessing the patients' perception of the doctors' communication in primary care. The…

Adverse incidents in gynaecology: anything for doctors?

Abhijit Basu, Georgios Theophilou, Rosemary Howell

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of incident reporting within the Department of Gynaecology at Trafford General Hospital.

Overzealous oversight of healthcare quality improvement projects

David Birnbaum, Rita L. Ratcliffe

This paper seeks to describe a recent impasse resulting from failure of a federal oversight agency to distinguish between observational studies documenting the impact of…

Measuring compliance with surgical antibiotic protocols: an intervention

Ashley Kable, Robert Gibberd, Allan Spigelman

The purpose of the paper is to measure compliance with agreed protocols for prophylactic antibiotics for five elective procedures: transurethral resection of the prostate…



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