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CLINICAL GOVERNANCE

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A concept, introduced in a UK government White Paper in 1997, aimed at ‘ensuring that all NHS organisations have in place proper processes for continuously monitoring and improving clinical audit’. All clinicians and managers are now expected to understand their individual and collective responsibilities for assuring accountability for the quality of patient care. Clinical governance is now included in the NHS legislation based on the 1997 White Paper. (See also MEDICAL AUDIT; HEALTH CARE COMMISSION; NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE (NICE).)

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