An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Paperback | September 19, 2010

EditorElizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, Sian Jaggar

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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 organisations, with the prevention ofavoidable 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 nowevident; ensuring tomorrow's staff are competent to function effectively in any healthcare facility. This book provides a guide to how healthcare systems work; their structure, regulation and inspection, and key areas including risk management, resource effectiveness and wider aspects of knowledge management. Changing curricula at undergraduate level reflect this, but post-graduate training islagging behind and does not always equip trainees appropriately for a hectic clinical environment. An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety presents a simple overview of clinical governance in context, highlighting important principles required to function effectively in apressurised healthcare environment. It is presented in short sections based on the original seven pillars of clinical governance. These have been expanded to include the fundamental principles of systems, team working, leadership, accountability, and ownership in healthcare, with examples fromeveryday practice. This format is designed to facilitate use as a 'pocket guide' which can be dipped into during the working day, as well as for general reading. Examples from all branches of medicine are presented to facilitate understanding. Contributors are taken from a broad base - from juniordoctors to internationally recognised experts - ensuring issues are addressed from all perspectives.

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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 organisations, with the prevention ofavoidable harm a key goal. Traditionally medical...

Elizabeth Haxby was a consultant adult and paediatric cardiothoracic anaesthetist for four years until 2002 but now devotes her time solely to clinical risk management, patient safety and medico-legal work. She is a member of the Improvement faculty of the NHSIII and the faculty of the Leadership in Patient Safety programme. She is al...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:September 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Elizabeth Haxby and Sarah Hammond: Clinical governance and patient safety - an overviewSection 1 - Risk Management2. Suzette Woodward: Risk awareness3. Elizabeth Haxby and Richard Hartopp: Risk identification4. Alison Lovatt: Risk assessment5. Mary Lane: Risk control6. Elizabeth Haxby: Risk assurance7. Ruth Symons: Complaints and claims8. Gaynor Pickavance: Risk management standardsSection 2 - Clinical Effectiveness9. Henry McQuay: Evidence-based medicine10. Peter Littlejohns: NICE and NSFs11. Gillian Leng and Chris Connell: Clinical guidelines12. David Hunter: Clinical audit13. Paul Farquhar-Smith: Research governance14. Carole Longson and Mirella Marlow: New interventional procedures15. Helen Goodman: Integrated care pathwaysSection 3 - Strategic Effectiveness16. Paul Williams: The Trust board17. Gareth Goodier: Trust strategy and strategic planning18. Heather Shearer: Capacity efficiency and targets19. David James: Service provision20. Tina Ferguson: Policies and procedures21. Heather Shearer: Quality improvement22. Richard Connett: Performance managementSection 4 - Resource Effectiveness23. Carole Johnson: Recruitment and retention24. Sara Lightowlers and Andrew Rochford: Improving working lives25. Judith Hulf and Kirstyn Shaw: Revalidation26. Jerry Mitchell: Managing poor performance27. Maria Cabrelli: Facilities - the hidden hospital28. Stephen Squire: Equipment managementSection 5 - Learning Effectiveness29. Les Gemmell: Induction30. Lesley Bromley: Training31. Sian Jaggar: Continuing professional development32. Hazel Adams: Competence33. David Greaves and Peta Jane Eastland: Knowledge management34. Simon Finney: Clinical information systemsSection 6 - Patient Experience35. Rachel Matthews: Patient and public involvement36. Eve Cartwright: Patient advice and liaison37. Jilla Bond: Patient consultation38. Alison Wright: Patient feedback39. Ruth Robertson: Patient choice40. Claire Reid: Patient information41. Deborah Trenchard: The expert patientSection 7 - Communication Effectiveness42. Murray Anderson-Wallace: Communicating with the public43. Nick Hunt: Communicating with commissioners44. Angela Walsh: Clinical networks45. Nick Coleman: Board communication46. Robert Craig: Staff communication47. Elizabeth Haxby: Communicating with patientsSection 8 - Fundamental Principles48. Edwin Borman: Accountability, safety and professionalism49. Guy Hirst and Allan Goldman: Team working50. Nelson Phillips: Leadership51. Kieran Sweeney and Michael Williams: Complex systems and resilience