Effective clinical governance for the medical profession
‘Clinical governance is the system through which organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which clinical excellence can flourish.’
Effective clinical governance contributes to the safety and quality of patient care. Good clinical governance must support the early identification of risks and concerns that lead to individual, team and wider organisational learning.
This handbook acts as a resource to support organisations in evaluating the effectiveness of their local arrangements for doctors, including clinical governance, revalidation, concerns about doctors and pre-employment checks.
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