Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Volume 9 Issue 2


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Clinical governance: a fresh look at its definition

Chandra Vanu Som

Clinical governance was introduced in 1997 as a comprehensive framework to improve the healthcare quality in the National Health Service. Since then, the proliferation of…

Pre‐printed format improves recording of instrumental vaginal delivery

A. Agrawal, S. Ghosh, C.E. Lennox

Instrumental vaginal delivery is an area often responsible for indefensible claims. One of the important reasons for this is poor medical record keeping. The standard of…

Attitudes to the identification and reporting of significant events in general practice

John McKay, Paul Bowie, Lilian Murray, Murray Lough

The new National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) aims to facilitate the mandatory reporting of relevant significant events. A questionnaire survey of 617 general…

Evaluation of RDDirect: an innovative telephone research advisory service

S.J. Closs, D. Johnstone, L. Zeigler, R.J. Newell, C.H. Parker‐Jones

RDDirect is a novel telephone help line which was established in response to national policy to improve research consciousness and capacity in the NHS. This regionally…

Auditing the audit cycle: an open‐ended evaluation

K.R.S. Prasad, K.T.V. Reddy

Most studies looking into completion of the audit cycle, have investigated specific interventions rather than entire projects. This study was carried out to evaluate the…

“Event tree” approach for facilitating audit of ambulance cardiac services

Boyka Stoykova, Robin Dowie, Richard P.F. Gregory, Kathleen V. Rowsell, Stephen Lane

An “event” tree technique was used alongside conventional methods for structuring and reporting an audit of ambulance services in Lancashire, UK, for patients with…

National Patient Safety Agency: an introduction

Susan Williams, Sue Osborn

The National Patient Safety Agency was set up after two reports concluded that the NHS needed to learn from and prevent patient safety incidents. Data suggest that, of the…

Medication safety in 2004: the NHS agenda

Jane Cowan

The Department of Health published a new document on medication safety in January 2004. This article reviews the content of the document from risk and safety perspectives…



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