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Clinical Governance in healthcare is a system through which healthcare organizations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care (improving the standard of clinical practice), by creating an environment in which clinical excellence will flourish. The three most recognizable components of clinical governance are: clinical effectiveness (including clinical audit), risk management (inc patient safety) and patient focus and public involvement.

In relation to Clinical governance, how can the quality of patient care delivered be improved through clinical governance and to what impact would this have on the patients experience of being a patient?

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Hi,

Interesting question! Let's look at these interesting questions. I also attached two supporting resources for consideration.

RESPONSE:

1. a. Clinical Governance in healthcare is a system through which healthcare organizations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care (Improving the standard of clinical practice), by creating an environment in which clinical excellence will flourish. The three most recognizable components of clinical governance are: clinical effectiveness (including clinical audit), risk management (inc patient safety) and patient focus and public involvement.

Is this first information above part of the assignment or is it what you have written so far? It begins to answer the first part of the following question, so let's expand on the above information.

b. In relation to Clinical governance, how can the quality of patient care delivered be improved through clinical governance and to what impact would this have on the patients experience of being a patient.

The quality of patient delivered can be improved through clinical governances through:

(a) Being accountability for continuous improvement by setting SMART objective quality measures to measure the improvement periodically and to improve the quality based on the incoming data from these measures. For example, let's say that the risk management plan included a questionnaire of patient satisfaction. Part of being accountable would mean using the research results to improve delivery. If the patient's were not satisfied and left unsafe, then accountability would be about fixing the problem. Perhaps this would mean further investigation, etc. So as you state above, Clinical Governance in healthcare is a system through which healthcare organizations are ...

Solution Summary

In relation to Clinical governance, this solution explains the process of delivering quality patient care improvements through clinical governance strategies and the overall impact this would have on the patient's experience of being a patient. Supplemented with two supporting articles about the delivery of patient care and quality improvement.

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