• Question: what a clinical govenance

    Asked by joe.mama on 2 Jul 2021.
    • Photo: Jamie Hynes

      Jamie Hynes answered on 2 Jul 2021:

      It’s the creation of a working climate in which clinical excellence can flourish!!!

      Yeah I know, sounds like a lot of waffle doesn’t it?!

      Clinical Governance is the not-so-exciting but important stuff that looks at providing the best conditions to do our job, learning from mistakes in order to prevent them happening again, to us or others in different places who might see the same situation.
      This means regularly looking for issues pro-actively rather than waiting for things to go wrong. 🙂

    • Photo: James Waldron

      James Waldron answered on 2 Jul 2021:

      Its quite a lot about accountability for the things that we do! Its also about improvement so we aim to get better and better!

      As you might imagine, healthcare can be a complex place to work, and as we are dealing with people’s lives we need to make sure that we are doing things in the right way!

      Governance looks at loads of things but for instance it:
      – looks to make sure that we spend money appropriately
      – look when things have gone wrong, figure out why they have gone wrong and try and stop it happening again
      – as Jamie says, looking at things and systems before hand to make sure they don’t go wrong int he first place!
      – making sure we store and use information well
      And lots more!

      Hopefully thats helpful 😛

    • Photo: Sarah Chalmers-Page

      Sarah Chalmers-Page answered on 13 Jul 2021:

      It is how we check that we are delivering the best care – making sure we are giving people safe care, continuing to improve, learning from our mistakes and telling each other about improvements.

    • Photo: Anna Davis

      Anna Davis answered on 19 Jul 2021:

      See I think it is quite exciting Jamie, as it’s all about continuously improving the quality of the service. That’s why working in health is great – there’s something for everyone.