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Filtering clinical governance through an entire organisation
Filtering clinical governance through an entire organisation

In this webinar, Michael Gorton explains why organisations cannot just rest with formulating a clinical governance framework. He'll identify roadblocks to filtering clinical governance throughout an organisation and outline steps for implementation success.

Engagement
Healthcare
Workforce
Disability and dysphagia
Disability and dysphagia

Last week (on 15 November 2021) new NDIS Practice Standards (Standards) came into force in relation to severe dysphagia. Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018 (Cth), the Standards specify minimum requirements regarding the quality of supports and services to be provided by registered NDIS providers (Providers).

Building capabilities
Disability
Dysphagia
Person-centred care
Regulatory updates
Standards
Government and governance:  lessons for boards
Government and governance: lessons for boards

One way we can learn from failings is by drawing parallels and considering how lessons of others might apply to your organisation. A vast amount of work has been done around clinical governance in recent years (particularly in Victoria), from which all organisations can continue to benefit regardless of jurisdiction or sector, through a process of analysis and extrapolation.

Audits
Frameworks
Healthcare
Clinical governance and personal responsibility
Clinical governance and personal responsibility

We are all responsible for clinical governance - whether as health practitioners at the point of care, managers, or decision-makers on the Board. While we usually refer to clinical governance in terms of organisational frameworks, systems and processes, clinical governance is also an individual responsibility.

Certainly, governing bodies are responsible for robust clinical governance - however, individuals within the organisation are equally accountable and responsible for ensuring that clinical governance operates in practice. A failure to do so may amount to professional misconduct.

Healthcare
Nursing
Obstetrics
Professional Conduct
Self-reflection
Clinical governance and the power within our cross-sector workforce
Clinical governance and the power within our cross-sector workforce

In this webinar recording, A/Prof Debora Picone, CEO at Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, paints a holistic picture of clinical governance across all sectors and explains why Standard 1 is so important. She discusses the cross-sector health and care workforce in the context of clinical governance, highlights the learnings of the review of Standard 1 and provides her key takeaways for health and care workers to pursue safe and quality care.

Continuous improvement
Frameworks
Person-centred care
Standards
Learning from error
Learning from error

From its inception as a concept, clinical governance has learned from failures.  A landmark inquiry into the deaths of over 30 children at the Bristol Royal Infirmary between 1991 and 1995 (Bristol Inquiry) was an early exemplar of how learning from errors can inform improvements to safety and quality, and hence clinical governance.

Claims
Inquests
Lessons from overseas
Clinical governance, coronavirus and bacon sandwiches
Clinical governance, coronavirus and bacon sandwiches

The concept of person-centred care in clinical governance includes supporting people in making choices on the basis of their values and preferences within a particular context, founded on their understanding of risk and appetite for it.

COVID-19/Infection control
Person-centred care
Risk management
What is clinical governance in disability?
What is clinical governance in disability?

Clinical governance (the concept of which emerged in the 1990s in the context of health care) has traditionally attracted less attention in the care of people living with a disability, with a noticeable dearth of research specific to this sector. Such oversight has been highlighted in the recent draft report by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission), which inquired into the Federal Government's approach to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to disability care residents and workers.

Disability
Frameworks
Lessons from overseas
Primary & Community Care
Royal Commissions
Telehealth and clinical governance: Where are we now?
Telehealth and clinical governance: Where are we now?

‘Telehealth services use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to deliver health services and transmit health information over both long and short distances. It is about transmitting voice, data, images and information rather than moving care recipients, health professionals or educators. It encompasses diagnosis, treatment, preventive (educational) and curative aspects of healthcare services and typically involves care recipient(s), care providers or educators in the provision of these services directed to the care recipient.’ 

Telehealth
Clinical governance in the community
Clinical governance in the community

Primary and community care are fundamental to population health. They support the community’s physical and mental well-being through their role in health promotion, health literacy and preventative care, as well as in the early intervention and ongoing management of acute and chronic conditions, including end-of-life care

Aged care
Disability
Person-centred care
Primary & Community Care
Standards
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