Clinical Governance Programme
The challenges faced by the NHS are unique and the provision of high-quality services requires robust governance systems and practices. This course is designed to equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to ensure effective governance service delivery in your NHS organisation.
Healthcare organisations now have a duty to the communities they serve for maintaining the quality and safety of care. Whatever structures, systems and processes an organisation puts in place, it must be able to show evidence that standards are upheld. There must be policies, procedures, and tools to manage vendors, visitors, service providers, contractors, or anyone entering a facility to ensure that they fully comply with policies and requirements. An organisation whose governance abilities fall short in this area faces stiff penalties and fines.
Good clinical governance must support the early identification of risks and concerns that lead to individual, team, and wider organisational learning. The aims and objectives are to improve healthcare professionals’ awareness of clinical governance and implement the necessary changes in their organisation. Join us to understand and implement the 7 Principles within the Governance programme and improve your care.
At a glance
- Definition of clinical governance.
- Discuss the seven activities (pillars) that support clinical governance in detail.
- How clinical effectiveness, learning effectiveness and risk management underpin clinical governance?
- How to reduce high staff turnovers and help retain staff.
- The importance of delivering high-quality care per local and national guidance.
- The importance of reflecting on your role in clinical governance and healthcare service delivery.
- Understanding how the clinical governance framework supports and facilitates quality improvement activities in the healthcare sector.
- Understanding the basic principles of safety and quality improvement in healthcare.
- The best way to prepare for a CQC inspection.
- Looking at clinical governance arrangements is a key aspect of CQC inspections. What is the CQC looking for?
- Group discussion and sharing ideas.
- Be able to define Clinical Governance.
- Understand the seven pillars that support Clinical Governance.
- Be prepared to describe how clinical effectiveness, learning effectiveness and risk management underpin Healthcare Governance.
- Be able to use local and national frameworks to deliver high quality care.
- Reflect on your role in Clinical Governance and healthcare service delivery.
- Understand how the Clinical Governance framework supports and facilitates quality improvement activities in the healthcare sector.
- Understand the basic principles of safety and quality improvement in healthcare.
- Understand the role of CQC and prepare for inspections.
1. Clinical Effectiveness and Research – Care should be evidence based and designed to deliver the best outcome for the patient/client.
2. Audit – The audit process is to ensure that clinical practice is continuously monitored and that deficiencies in care delivery are remedied.
3. Risk Management – Systems should be in place to understand, monitor and minimise risk to safeguard patients and staff.
4. Education and Training – Staff need appropriate training and support available to maintain their competency and to develop new skills, so they are continuously up to date.
5. Patient and Public Involvement – Involvement and feedback from both the patient/client and the public is used to develop and improve services and the quality of the experience of the care delivered.
6. Information and IT – Data needs to be secure, up to date and accurate, and used effectively to measure the quality of the services.
7. Staff Management – The safe and appropriate recruitment and management of staff.
The course is for individuals who have been appointed to lead, facilitate, manage or support clinical governance functions. Individuals appointed to support clinical effectiveness, clinical audit, quality improvement, risk management, patient involvement or complaints handling programmes who are being integrated into new governance roles or structures will benefit from participation in the course.