Clinical Governance

Clinical governance is the system through which health 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)

Key areas may include:

  • Patient and Public Involvement
  • Clinical Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Pharmaceutical Clinical Effectiveness
  • Business Continuity
  • Staff Management
  • Premises

The Clinical Governance framework underpins the provision of quality pharmacy services. This framework is being developed with HSCB and Department of Health.

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