Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Volume 17 Issue 4


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Commissioning for quality: experience in an English primary care trust

Judith Strobl, Rajan Madhok

The purpose of this paper is to describe the experiences of Manchester Primary Care Trust (PCT) of driving improvement in quality and patient safety as commissioners in…

Developing clinical governance in a service for people with intellectual disabilities: An action research approach

Joanne Kelleher, Eilish McAuliffe

Clinical governance has become internationally recognised as a whole‐system framework for the continuous improvement of quality in health service delivery. This study aims…

Doctors' experiences with a quality assurance programme

Birgitte Seip, Jan C. Frich, Geir Hoff

The purpose of this paper is to explore doctors' experiences with participation in a quality assurance programme for gastrointestinal endoscopy (Gastronet).

Consistently inconsistent – an audit of laparoscopic cholecystectomy consent practice

Benjamin M. Stubbs, Jonathan Pesic‐Smith, Sheena Sikka, Elisabeth Drye, Farrukh Khan, Bryony Lovett

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is one of the most commonly performed general surgical operations and is associated with several potentially serious post‐operative…

Addressing workforce capacity and safety issues for new nurse‐led services through competency modelling

John Howard, Katie Barnes

The purpose of this paper is to show how competency models can be used to govern the increased autonomy of advanced practitioners in nursing, and to assist in workforce…

To report or not to report? Why some nurses are reluctant to whistleblow

Linda Moore, Eilish McAuliffe

Why do some healthcare professionals report incidents while others fail to do so? In a previous paper, the authors explored the culture of hospitals in Ireland and the…

The Northwest Patient Safety Conference: keeping safety current

Miriam Marcus‐Smith

This article aims to describe the history of an annual regional conference devoted to patient safety, and presents highlights from its tenth annual event, held in May 2012.



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2003 – 2015

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