Clinical Governance 

An organisational responsibility. 

Clinical Governance can be defined as: The system through which NHS organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which clinical excellence will flourish” (Department of Health, 2010)

Clinical governance encompasses a number of key facets:

  • Education and Training
  • Clinical audit
  • Clinical effectiveness
  • Research and development
  • Openness
  • Risk management
  • Information Management

Since the release of the 1997 white paper “The New NHS modern .dependable” the government has required all NHS trusts to place Clinical Governance at the heart of what they do, so that “quality is at the core, both of their responsibilities as organisations and of each of their staff as individual professionals”

Guidelines by Orvista can help maintain and improve a number of the facets involved with clinical governance, and assist an organisation in this responsibility 

Clinical Effectiveness

Inadequate access to the required guidelines and policy by clinical staff presents a big risk to maintain high standards of clinical care and may result in poor quality service delivery to patients.
Our offering has been shown to reduce the barriers to accessing guidelines which allows clinicians to make informed, effective decisions. By using more guidelines and protocol in the day to day runnings of the organisation, we can reduce the variation in patient care and ensure patients receive prompt, effective care first time. 

Clinical Audit

The Document Management System (DMS) includes a number of tracking features which automatically logs edits and other changes to documents such as when they were uploaded and by whom. This reduces the burden on staff when it comes to auditing organisational documents.

Risk Management

Guidelines is designed to safeguard high standards of care. The DMS has a number of features and fails safes that ensure documents are reviewed, on time, by the right person so that essential information remains relavent and up to date. If necessary, out of date documents can warn the user before they’re accessed or even taken offline to prevent out of date information being actioned. Old documents can be archived and retrieved should the need arise. 

Information Management

At the heart of the DMS is the ability to properly manage trust documentation with confidence. Sort and organise important information from the cloud, wherever you happen to be. Ensure information is pushed to the right places so it can be accessed by the right people. Quickly locate documents which are up for review and see who’s modified them and what’s been done. 

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