Clinical governance base-line assessment for clinical services in Eastbourne Downs Primary Care Trust

Jenkins, Linda M. (2003) Clinical governance base-line assessment for clinical services in Eastbourne Downs Primary Care Trust. Project report. Centre for Health Services Studies, Canterbury (Full text available)

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Abstract

This report describes an analysis and appraisal of Clinical Governance Baseline Assessment data, undertaken by the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent on behalf of the Chief Executive of Eastbourne Downs Primary Care Trust (EDPCT). The information described was gathered in a base-line assessment exercise carried out by Eastbourne Downs PCT in Autumn 2002 involving the Director of Clinical Services and Nursing, the PEC Clinical Governance lead and with medical audit support. The assessment covered community services, and this report gives the results for the areas of clinical governance that the baseline assessment covered and for the fifteen individual clinical services that took part. The Commission for Health Improvements (CHI) recommends that NHS organisations have clinical governance processes in place and has made several self - assessment tools available. While there are different tools for different levels of the NHS to use -corporate/strategic management, senior management, clinical/ care services CHI has not so far produced a template for Primary Care Trusts. On the website, general guidance of relevance to this report includes that clinical governance assessments should be made every 6-12 months, that it should be a team activity and that several hours should be put aside for reflection on a particular service. CHI suggests that the process looks for poor perfonnance in areas of high impact, and chooses a small number of areas for action.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Uncontrolled keywords: clinical services, clinical governance, primary care
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 14:17
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 09:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24411 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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