Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Volume 16 Issue 2


Table of contents

Clinical trials risk: a new assessment tool

Anthony Scott Brown

Risk management is becoming an increasingly important topic in healthcare. The dangers of conducting clinical trials were brought to the attention of the public by the…

Audits and their impact on clinical practice

Aravind Komuravelli, Jennifer Smith

This paper aims to examine the impact of a number of audits on clinical practice within a large mental health NHS trust. It aims to consider all audits that had been…

The over‐interpretation of DNAR

Michael Stewart, Claire Baldry

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of a “Do Not Attempt Resuscitation” (DNAR) order on subsequent decision making relating to the clinical care of the patient.

Implementation of a considerative checklist to improve productivity and team working on medical ward rounds

Roselle Herring, Gordon Caldwell, Steve Jackson

In the changing environment of the National Health Service (NHS) medical ward rounds have become increasingly complex. With complexity comes the inevitable risk that…

Is a primary care orthopaedic interface service sustainable in a continually changing political and healthcare environment?

Sarah Ferguson, Fiona Cook

Waiting times for secondary care orthopaedic appointments have been problematic for many years and led to the development of services outside traditional secondary care…

Patient safety: a wake‐up call

Samuel B. Sheps, Karen Cardiff

The aim of this review is to examine factors that may explain why other industries are considered ultrasafe while progress toward preventing adverse events in health care…



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