The Department of Health defines clinical governance as:
‘The framework through which organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in healthcare will flourish’ (Department of Health)
The principles of clinical governance apply to all who provide or manage healthcare services and should be a core concern of and embedded in, any organisation working in these areas.
The PCSE clinical governance team
At PCSE clinical governance is seen as centrally important to our culture and to the way we deliver our services. Clinical governance principles and processes are used routinely to ensure that the support services we provide help the NHS deliver high quality primary care for patients, and to ensure that nothing we do harms peoples’ health.
The PCSE clinical governance team is made up of doctors and nurses, and is responsible for: