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Clinical governance has been an important issue in the British National Health Service for several years. This study looks to see how this has filtered down to front‐line staff, in terms of their knowledge about clinical governance, their attitude to it, and their implementation of it. A total...
This paper summarises five years' experience of patient and public involvement in primary care, citing examples from the Lanark practice and Clydesdale Local Health Care Co‐operative (LHCC) in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Strategic development and models which align primary care structures within a...
This project was organised in response to nursing teams experiencing sustained pressure, reflected by increased staff sickness, escalating complaints and emerging themes in clinical incident reports. A framework was developed to provide a structure that would enable a team of senior nurses to...
The use of hospitalists in the care of in‐patients is a relatively new phenomenon in the USA – hospitalists are delivering medical care to patients in private practice, public hospitals, and academic medical centers. Several obstacles hinder understanding of the characteristics of academic...
This article examines problems in the delivery of healthcare by teams, with special reference to those encountered in the NHS. It identifies best practice in effective management of teams from non‐health‐care settings and seeks to show how these principles can be applied to the health‐care...
The assessment and management of ADHD is a significant issue in terms of resources for child psychiatric services, and increasingly Community Paediatricians and General Practitioners are becoming involved. This practice of shared care is amongst recommendations in the NICE guidelines on the use...
Clinical governance is at the heart of the drive to improve the quality of patient care in the National Health Service. National targets, the National Service Frameworks and NICE Guidance are providing a top‐down mechanism to deliver this improved care. Improved patient care will not happen,...
Evidence‐based practice is dominating the NHS. However, when the need to reform risk management reached crisis point, the UK Government and Department of Health responded by investing in a new national body (the National Patient Safety Agency) and strategies based around mainly non‐medical...
The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has been established to reduce the risk of patient safety incidents and promote learning across the National Health Service that will improve patient safety and help organisations to learn from the experience of others. One of the first projects has been...
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