Effective clinical governance to support revalidation

About this guidance

Who is this handbook for? 

It is for leaders in organisations, and individuals, who play a role in managing, delivering and assuring the quality of clinical governance processes surrounding doctors, AAs and PAs in UK practice. In most cases this will be the board or governing body of an organisation. It may also include owners of private organisations and individual doctors, anaesthesia associates (AAs) and physician associates (PAs).

What is its purpose? 

It aims to provide leaders with core principles that underpin effective clinical governance for doctors, AAs and PAs, and help to contribute to the safety and quality of patient care. It can help you evaluate the effectiveness of your local clinical governance arrangements that support revalidation, and the processes which contribute to them1

The guidance within this handbook has been informed by learning around effective clinical governance drawn from real-world examples, and the learning of all the contributing organisations listed below.

1 This includes the responsibilities outlined in the Responsible Officer (RO) regulations which apply only to doctors.