Clinical governance in the hospital environment

  • Hendrik Laubscher

Abstract

What is governance? Governance is the action or manner of conducting the policy and affairs of (a state, organisation, or people) – Concise Oxford Dictionary (10th Edition) What is Clinical Governance? Clinical governance is a framework through which organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish. Clinical governance demands a major shift in values, culture and leadership, to place greater focus on the quality of clinical care and to make it easier to bring about improvement and change in clinical practice.

Author Biography

Hendrik Laubscher
SAAHIP
Section
Forum