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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety
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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Abstract

Clinical governance is integral to healthcare and all doctors must have an understanding of both basic principles, and how to apply them in daily practice. Within the Clinical Governance framework, patient safety is the top priority for all healthcare organizations, with the prevention of avoidable harm a key goal. Traditionally, medical training has concentrated on the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to diagnostic intervention and therapeutic procedures. The need to focus on non-technical aspects of clinical practice, including communication and team working, is now evident; ensur ... More

Keywords: clinical governance, patient safety, avoidable harm, clinical practice, risk management, resource effectiveness, knowledge management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Haxby, editor
Lead Clinician in Clinical Risk, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

David Hunter, editor
Consultant Anaesthestist & Intensivist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Siân Jaggar, editor
Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

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