Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Volume 9 Issue 3


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Challenges to improving patient safety in the NHS

Daljit Kaur Hothi

Evidence‐based practice is dominating the NHS. However, when the need to reform risk management reached crisis point, the UK Government and Department of Health responded…

Developing an evidence base for patient and public involvement

Jill Murie, Gerrie Douglas‐Scott

This paper summarises five years' experience of patient and public involvement in primary care, citing examples from the Lanark practice and Clydesdale Local Health Care…

Improving quality care through a nursing review team

H. Dugdall, C. Lamb, A. Carlisle

This project was organised in response to nursing teams experiencing sustained pressure, reflected by increased staff sickness, escalating complaints and emerging themes…

Making clinical governance happen at team level: the Dorset experience

L. Mynors‐Wallis, D. Cope, S. Suliman

Clinical governance is at the heart of the drive to improve the quality of patient care in the National Health Service. National targets, the National Service Frameworks…

An audit of an ADHD Assessment Clinic in light of NICE guidelines

Rosalind Allen, Helen Glavina

The assessment and management of ADHD is a significant issue in terms of resources for child psychiatric services, and increasingly Community Paediatricians and General…

What do NHS staff think and know about clinical governance?

James Murray, Hazel Fell‐Rayner, Howard Fine, Nisha Karia, Rachel Sweetingham

Clinical governance has been an important issue in the British National Health Service for several years. This study looks to see how this has filtered down to front‐line…

Hospitalist programs in academic medical centers

Wally R. Smith, Mindy E. Wyttenbach, Warren Austin, Shantaram Rangappa

The use of hospitalists in the care of in‐patients is a relatively new phenomenon in the USA – hospitalists are delivering medical care to patients in private practice…

NPSA infusion device toolkit: a cost‐saving way to improve patient safety

Chris Quinn, Elaine Stevenson, Helen Glenister

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has been established to reduce the risk of patient safety incidents and promote learning across the National Health Service that…

Reducing risk in health‐care teams: an overview

Sean Kavanagh, Jane Cowan

This article examines problems in the delivery of healthcare by teams, with special reference to those encountered in the NHS. It identifies best practice in effective…



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