The introduction of clinical governance has already had a major impact on health care in the UK. Its implementation is crucial in enabling the quality of health care to become the driving force for the development of health services.
Clinical governance is the responsibility of managers and clinicians working at all levels within trusts. Therefore it is vital to have access to clearly written, reliable information on clinical governance and be equipped to deliver these complex and challenging roles in a fast-moving environment.
This book is the long awaited follow-up to Advancing Clinical Governance Advancing Clinical Governance in which clinical governance experts Myriam Lugon and Jonathan Secker-Walker have pulled together chapters on key topics for the present and future development of the health service. Amongst the 16 topics covered are the provision of medical staff in the future, the future role of nurses in clinical care, clinical information, resolution of professional disputes and infection control. The book also includes a valuable guide to up-to-date information sources on clinical governance.
This book is recommended to clinicians and managers at all levels within trusts, health care purchasers and academics.
This is a serious reference. It would be most useful to clinicians, clinical governance leads, medical staff and students. The book provides helpful examples and insights.
I recommend this book to every professional and clinical leader. It gives a fast and easy to read overview of important topics to improve patient care…I look forward to reading the fourth book in this series.
International Journal of Integrated Care
Contemporary examples, including high profile cases such as the 'Shipman' and the 'Bristol' inquiries, are cited throughout this book, giving the reader a real sense that clinical governance is everybody's business…captures much of the debate around the modernisation of the National Health Service, setting out with much clarity different theories and models of understanding that exist in this domain. It is therefore welcome reading for managers and staff at all levels who wish to be better informed, not only about the importance of clinical governance but also about the way clinical governance should be delivered today.
British Journal of Occupational Therapy