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Clinical governance in clinical trials
Clinical governance in clinical trials

Robust clinical trials drive learning, innovation and hence continuous improvement in evidence-based care.  Not only do clinical trials promote good clinical governance in this way, but good clinical governance must underpin clinical trials. 

Clinical trials
Frameworks
Healthcare
Research
Standards
Where did clinical governance start, and where are we at now?
Where did clinical governance start, and where are we at now?

The term clinical governance was first coined in the context of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service - specifically, in a white paper endorsed by then Prime Minister Tony Blair entitled ‘The new NHS: modern, dependable.’ Now, 25 years later – where are we at?
 

Aged care
Healthcare
Person-centred care
Caring for those who care
Caring for those who care

The concept of ‘burnout’ was first described in the early 1970s, and has attracted media attention in recent years specifically in the context of healthcare. It is known to be particularly prevalent within certain demographics, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Burnout is not unique to acute health services, with evidence of its prevalence seen in other care sectors such as aged care and disability.

Aged care
Burnout
Compassion
Disability
Healthcare
Mental health
Occupational Health
WHS
Workforce
Safety II and simulation in healthcare
Safety II and simulation in healthcare

What does safety II really mean in practice? How can your organisation develop high performing safety II teams?

Building capabilities
Continuous improvement
Healthcare
Safety
Simulation
The business case for clinical governance
The business case for clinical governance

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a shadow over the health of the world, we continue to learn about clinical governance at scale. We have previously drawn analogies to Australian government responses with clinical governance principles - however the parallels don’t stop there.  Across the world, the economic impact of the pandemic has been palpable and is illustrative of the co-dependent relationship between health and money, where better health outcomes are known to correlate with better economic outcomes.

Healthcare
Person-centred care
Quality
Resources
Safety
Clinical governance vs social care governance
Clinical governance vs social care governance

Unlike clinical governance, there is no national framework for social care governance in Australia, nor definition. The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) of the UK (Northern Ireland) has described the requirements of social care governance as follows (emphasis added): 

Disability
Frameworks
Healthcare
Social Care
Switching the paradigm: Safety-I to Safety-II
Switching the paradigm: Safety-I to Safety-II

There is no formula to clinical governance. While there are key components that should always be considered, how we consider them requires flexibility and agility to achieve good clinical outcomes.

Aged care
Continuous improvement
Disability
Healthcare
Quality
Safety
Workforce
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
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
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