Applied Clinical governance for boards - Aged Care
2-hour Workshop (+ online pre-reading) | $799
As a Board Director in Aged Care, how can you ensure your facility is not only compliant, but proactively providing quality care to your residents? Individual Board Directors and Executives, regardless of whether they have a clinical background or not, have a fiduciary responsibility to understand clinical/care governance for the safety and dignity of residents in their care.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety called out clinical governance as a key factor in improving the way we deliver care and has resulted in a stream of legislation and innovations challenging aged care providers to reset their approach to creating and maintaining quality care. This sentiment has been echoed in the aged care quality standards, as well as the 5-star rating system.
Clinical governance refers to the systems and practices that organisations implement to:
- Support organisational and individual accountability for the safety and quality of care
- Maintain high standards of care
- Continuously improve the quality of service delivery
Understanding clinical governance allows us to get a true picture of what’s happening on the ground in our aged care facilities. It fundamentally requires us to know how care is delivered and everyone working in aged care has a vital role to play in it. However, that role will differ depending on whether you're a clinician at the frontline, a manager, or a Board Director. As the leaders of the organisation, Board Directors and Executives must set clear expectations around the quality of care delivered and create a culture of continuous improvement.
By enrolling in this workshop, you will understand the risks associated with complex healthcare systems to proactively improve quality and safety, and assist you in your decision-making, regardless of whether you have a clinical background.
Applied Clinical Governance for Boards - Aged care
2-hour workshop | 12pm - 2pm | $799
Applied Clinical Governance for Boards - Aged care
2-hour workshop | 4pm - 6pm | $799
About the workshop
In the Applied Clinical Governance for Boards - Aged Care workshop, you will explore how clinical governance supports the Board to enact its accountability for quality care and the role of Directors in this regard. You will be able to:
- Learn how other aged care organisations are ‘doing’ clinical governance, through discussion with other participants
- Source invaluable knowledge from an experienced facilitator with expertise in the topic, and
- Gain a deeper understanding of your role in clinical governance as a Board Director.
As part of the workshop, you will gain access to the Clinical Governance for Boards online course (which can be purchased as a stand-alone course). Clinical governance can be daunting to get your head around, especially as a Board Director without a clinical background. This course will provide you with a foundation to make sure you understand all levels of clinical governance. You are required to complete the online course, which will be made available 4 weeks prior to the workshop and will close 6 months after your workshop is completed.
The online course consists of eight modules:
- Module A: Clinical Governance - a background
- Module B: The responsibilities of Directors
- Module C: Understanding Clinical Governance
- Module D: The role of Directors in Making Care Better
- Module E: Understanding Care
- Module F: A Framework for Clinical Governance
- Module G: Data, Accreditation and Sub-Committee
- Module H: The future of Clinical Governance
It is estimated that you will need to spend approximately three hours on this online component, which can be completed over multiple days.
The workshop is an interactive, 2-hour session where you will cover the AICG Board clinical governance capability framework domains, glean important insights from clinical governance failures, receive tips on red flags and key questions to ask and together explore having the right information at your fingertips through effective reporting models and subcommittee structures.
Workshop learning objectives:
- Examine the responsibilities of Board Directors in the area of clinical governance
- Identify, apply and manage a clinical governance framework
- Update your understanding of contemporary clinical governance theory
- Explore some common probes that can assist Directors to seek comfort in the area of clinical governance
- Analyse the critical role of the clinical/care Governance Board sub-committee
All AICG programs have been written by experts to reflect the elements of the AICG Clinical Governance Framework, reviewed by the Course Advisory Committee and approved for continuing professional development points/hours. Please check respective courses for CPD points/hours and approval by accrediting bodies.
Dr Cathy Balding
Cathy works with aged care boards and executives to implement ‘strategic clinical governance systems with purpose’: focusing on achieving a consistently high-quality point of care experience, and is the author of three books on the topic. Cathy has conducted and published research into effective quality systems, and developed quality and clinical governance frameworks and associated training for the SA and Victorian Departments of Health. For a number of years she was involved in the Victorian ‘Beyond Compliance’ public sector aged care improvement and measurement program as a consultant and trainer, including the development and evaluation of Victorian aged care Quality Indicators and the Victorian ‘Aged Care Governance Readiness Tool.’
She is a current RSL LifeCare NSW Board member, chairing the Board Quality Committee, and sits on the Alfred Health Quality Committee as an external expert. Cathy also works closely with the AICG as a clinical governance consultant and Board facilitator.
Certificate of completion
Upon successful completion of this workshop (including all online elements), you will be able to download a certificate of completion, which you should retain for your records.
The Applied Clinical Governance for Boards workshop is delivered online via Zoom Meetings. You will receive instructions on how to access the workshop upon purchase and two days prior to the workshop start date. For more information about Zoom and the recommended system requirements, please click here.
Who can do this workshop?
The Applied Clinical Governance for Boards (Aged Care) workshop is for Board Directors, perspective Board Directors and staff Executives.
Workshops run from 12pm - 2pm and 4pm - 6pm. Be sure to check the start time of your preferred workshop date before enrolling. It is estimated you will spend 5 hours total on this workshop (online course = 3 hours, workshop = 2 hours). All workshops are conducted in Australian Eastern Time.
continuing professional development
Participants can record up to 5 CPD hours for undertaking the Applied Clinical Governance for Boards workshop.
$799 (inc. GST)