Understanding Clinical Governance and Quality Assurance: Making it Happen

Author: Diana N. T. Sale


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  • ISBN: 9780333985106
  • Author: Diana N. T. Sale
  • Publ Date: 2005-08-12
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  • Pages: 376
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 64649

Table of Contents :

Quality Assurance: What is it, and How Did it evolve? The Seven Pillars of Clinical Governance: An Overview Pillar One: Patient & Public Involvement Pillar Two: Risk Management Pillar Three: Clinical Audit Pillar Four: Staffing and Staff Management Pillar Five: Education, Training and Continuing Personal & Professional Development Pillar Six: Clinical Effectiveness Pillar Seven: Clinical Information A Strategy for Clinical Governance Monitoring Performance & Organisational Quality Assurance Tools for Measuring the Quality of Care Skills to Support Clinical Governance: The Management of Change Skills to Support Clinical Governance: Working with and Facilitating Groups Skills to Support Clinical Governance: Project Management Clinical Governance: The Tools for the Job Appendix one: An Overview of the History of Quality Assurance


This book enables healthcare professionals to make clinical governance a reality at all levels of a health care organisation. It covers techniques and approaches to support the successful implementation of Clinical Governance, including evidence-based practice, integrated care pathways, clinical risk management and other essential skills such as project management, writing a strategy and facilitating groups. Each chapter is supported with examples of how the theory works in practice.

Author Biography:

DIANA SALE is a well-known and experienced author. Formerly Chief Nursing Advisor and Quality Assurance Consultant to Dorset Health Authority, she is now an independent management consultant, and an Associate Project manager for PriceWaterhouse Coopers.


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