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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
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
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
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
Person-centred care and dignity of risk
Person-centred care and dignity of risk

Person-centred care in clinical governance requires partnership with consumers – this ‘recognises the value of the consumer's voice, and the need for consumer experience and expertise to help shape decisions about health care at the level of the system, service, and individual.’

Aged care
Person-centred care
Standards
Consenting to risk
Consenting to risk

Understanding risk and how it applies in any given context is essential when providing informed consent. Therefore, ensuring such understanding is part of our role when delivering any kind of healthcare.

Consent
COVID-19/Infection control
Person-centred care
Risk management
A clinical governance perspective on politics, politics aside
A clinical governance perspective on politics, politics aside

The challenges which COVID-19 presents to clinical governance has required intervention at the government level to promote safe, quality care in the context of a pandemic.

Consent
COVID-19/Infection control
Person-centred care
When risk changes
When risk changes

When risk changes, governance of that risk must also change. In addition to proactive, continuous assessment of risks, clinical governance involves planning, implementing and reviewing measures to reduce the risk of harm, and support our duty of care.

COVID-19/Infection control
Data
Person-centred care
Risk management
What does clinical governance mean in 2021?
What does clinical governance mean in 2021?

Clinical governance has attracted fresh limelight in recent times in the context of a pandemic, intense public scrutiny of our aged care and disability systems, and concomitant acceleration of digital health.

Aged care
COVID-19/Infection control
Digital health
Disability
Person-centred care
Royal Commissions
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