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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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Chapter 2 Risk awareness

Suzette Woodward

Chapter 3 Risk identification

Elizabeth Haxby and Richard Hartopp

Chapter 4 Risk assessment

Alison Lovatt and Mel Johnson

Chapter 6 Risk assurance

Elizabeth Haxby

Chapter 11 Clinical guidelines

Gillian C Leng and Chris Connell

Chapter 13 Research governance

Paul Farquhar-Smith

Chapter 14 New interventional procedures

Carole M Longson and Mirella Marlow

Chapter 16 The Trust Board

Paul Williams OBE

Chapter 23 HR management

Carol Johnson

Chapter 25 Revalidation

Judith Hulf and Kirstyn Shaw

Chapter 37 Patient and public consultation

Jilla Bond and Tom Magill

Chapter 39 Patient choice

Ruth Robertson

Chapter 49 Team working

Allan Goldman and Guy Hirst

Chapter 50 Leadership

Nelson Phillips

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