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Psychological safety; A practical enabler of a flourishing workplace (Part 2)
Psychological safety; A practical enabler of a flourishing workplace (Part 2)

In part two of this two-part webinar, Dr Duncan McKellar talks about where to start when developing a cultural framework in the context of compassionate, relationship-centred care. Dr Duncan McKellar will talk through the sequence of events needed, citing the three-phase project plan adopted for Northgate, and the practicality of cultivating psychological safety.

Cultural safety
Safety Culture
Speaking up
Why person-centred care is at the core of clinical governance
Why person-centred care is at the core of clinical governance

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety noted in its Final Report, presented on 26 February 2021, that aged care ‘should be able to deliver compassionate and kind care built on respectful relationships’. Person-centred care (or ‘consumer-centred’ care) was already central to the way aged care was expected to be delivered, under the Aged Care Quality Standards which have been in effect since 1 July 2019.

Aged care
Dementia
Person-centred care
Royal Commissions
The consumer voice - A time to shout!
The consumer voice - A time to shout!

Join Consumer Health Forum (CHF) CEO, Leanne Wells, Senior Advocate for the Council for Intellectual Disability, Jim Simpson, and Chief Executive of COTA Australia, Ian Yates to discuss the active and growing role of consumers within our health, aged care and disability sectors.

Aged care
Disability
A new age of governance … or not?
A new age of governance … or not?

Clinical governance can be supported through effective regulatory design - and setting minimum standards. However, clinical governance is not just about compliance.

It has been acknowledged in the context of aged care reforms that an ‘improved approach to regulating aged care will go beyond compliance to foster a culture and practice of continuous improvement to deliver higher quality care that better supports the wellbeing of senior Australians.’ Indeed, clinical governance is aspirational, and a culture of continuous improvement should be embedded in any care organisation - not only at the point of care through to management, but also within the governing body.

Aged care
Royal Commissions
Clinical data analytics; How to see the forest for the trees
Clinical data analytics; How to see the forest for the trees

In this webinar, Dr Anthony Carpenter guides us through demystifying clinical data analytics. During this 1-hour webinar, Dr Carpenter will step viewers through understanding the value of data, realising quality and performance insights for system improvement and using data to drive strategic organisational outcomes.

Continuous improvement
Data
Quality
Risk management
Safety
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
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
Remote care: More than remotely caring
Remote care: More than remotely caring

An important aspect of clinical governance, particularly in primary and community care, is monitoring and early intervention. Particularly important in older people in the early detection of functional decline or clinical deterioration.

Aged care
Artificial Intelligence
Digital health
Person-centred care
Primary & Community Care
Remote monitoring
Beyond Standard 8, and within it: Clinical governance vs corporate governance
Beyond Standard 8, and within it: Clinical governance vs corporate governance

"Governing bodies of approved providers should be comprised of members whose integrity, skills and independence enable them to act, first and foremost, in the best interests of the people receiving care. Evidence before us has demonstrated, in particular, a lack of adequate clinical governance expertise on the boards of some providers. We consider that each governing body should have a care governance committee, to ensure that quality of care is considered at the highest level of the organisation. The chair of the care governance committee should be a member of the governing body and have appropriate experience in providing care. The focus of care should cascade from the governing body through the executive leadership to all staff."

Aged care
Compliance
Frameworks
Standards
Beyond Standard 8:  Clinical governance and the Aged Care Quality Standards
Beyond Standard 8: Clinical governance and the Aged Care Quality Standards

The Aged Care Quality Standards (Standards) set regulatory requirements for the provision of care and services in aged care. All approved providers of residential care, home care, and flexible care in the form of short-term restorative care must comply with the Standards, which are embedded in Schedule 2 of the Quality of Care Principles 2014 (made under the Aged Care Act 1997).

Compliance
Frameworks
Standards
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