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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
Aligning Frameworks
Aligning Frameworks

The Victorian Clinical Governance Framework (VCGF) developed by Safer Care Victoria (as a result of recommendations made in ‘Targeting Zero’) has been a well-adopted state-based clinical governance framework. A recent review by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) of four state health services against the Victorian Clinical Governance Framework offers a useful illustration in assessing the extent to which frameworks align - noting that whilst Victorian health services must have individual clinical governance frameworks suited to their local needs, these must also comply with the VCGF.

Audits
Compliance
Frameworks
Culture and clinical governance
Culture and clinical governance

Governance, leadership and culture together form one pillar of the National Model Clinical Governance Framework.  ‘Culture’ in particular is a somewhat nebulous concept - what does it really mean, and what is its role in clinical governance?

Culture
Incident management
Leadership
Psychological Safety
Safety Culture
Workforce
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
What does a clinical governance framework do?
What does a clinical governance framework do?

What do we mean by a clinical governance framework? What should a clinical governance framework do?

Decision-making
Frameworks
Leadership
Roles and responsibilities
Risk: context and choice
Risk: context and choice

Risk can be framed in absolute or relative terms - however, individual choices are made on the basis of more than numbers alone.

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
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
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