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Clinical governance framework

Clinical governance is the systematic approach used by healthcare organisations to ensure the quality of their services, provide transparent lines of responsibility for standards of care and continuously drive improvement. Key areas are clinical effectiveness, patient safety and experience.

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All organisations will have the necessary components of a clinical governance process but they may be distributed among a number of different documents and systems. This toolkit offers a framework which organisations may want to use to bring all the separate elements together.

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