Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Volume 8 Issue 1


Table of contents

Practical clinical governance for senior house officers

Yan Kon

Clinical governance is a framework for improving quality. Clinical audit is a corner‐stone of clinical governance. For clinical audit to work, there needs to be staff to…

The frontier of control: doctors and managers in the NHS 1966 to 1997

Stephen Harrison, Jennifer N.W. Lim

Summarises the impact of challenges of reorganization faced by the UK medical profession over a 30‐year period up to the arrival in government of New Labour in 1997 in…

The implementation of a local primary care incentive scheme: medical vs management priorities

Kashifa Mahmood

Treats GPs’ perceptions of their level of influence in designing the primary care development scheme as a litmus test of their professional involvement in driving NHS…

Towards better prescribing – a model for implementing clinical guidelines in primary care organisations in the NHS

Arash Rashidian, Ian Russell

Clinical guidelines aim to disseminate evidence and thus to change behaviour. This process is complex and needs a coherent approach. Aims to develop a model for…

Janus: the two faces of the Commission for Health Improvement

Hilary Rowland

A complex, competing and paradoxical array of roles is ascribed to the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI). This contrast in roles is perhaps best epitomised by…

Getting a word in edgeways? Patient group participation in the appraisal process of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Pauline Quennell

This paper examines patient organisations’ participation in the technology appraisals process of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). In particular, it…

“There’s no time to learn” … like the present

Rhetta Moran

Using a socio‐linguistic meta‐theoretical framework of language creation from below, this paper explores the significance of language for understanding how clinical…

The value of visits to non‐involved and single‐handed practices from a primary care audit group

John D. Holden

Two series of visits to practices in a district in north west England were undertaken to encourage significant event review. The first was to non‐participants in audit…

Sedative‐hypnotic prescription in an out‐patient mental health service in the north‐west

V. Duddu, P.T. Saleem, K. Green

Sedative‐hypnotic medications are commonly abused prescription drugs, which are commonly prescribed by psychiatrists. We aimed at studying benzodiazepine and related drug…

Changing physician behavior: half‐empty or half‐full?

Anika Hardie Alvanzo, Gail M. Cohen, Mary Nettleman

Physicians can significantly impact both the quality and the cost of health care. Thus, it is not surprising that there is great interest in modifying physician behavior…

Team resource management: a programme for troubled teams

Howard Arthur, Debbie Wall, Aidan Halligan

The necessity for effective multidisciplinary team working within increasingly complex health and social care environments has been emphasised in The NHS Plan. Good…

Risk management and the NSF for older people

Jane Cowan

Examines the issues faced in the implementation of the National Service Framework for Older People from the perspective of the risk manager in secondary care. It suggests…



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2003 – 2015

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