Reduction of Harm across Healthcare
With an increased emphasis on the importance of the reduction of harm across healthcare, it is more important than ever for Trusts and private health and social care providers to ensure they have robust clinical governance frameworks that work effectively.
Click here to see our Clinical Governance experts, Giles and Chris, discussing reviews of organisations’ effectiveness in responding to serious clinical incidents, and the importance of good clinical governance.
Increasing Public and Regulatory Concern
Increasing public and regulatory concern about learnings derived from previous claims, complaints, incidents and inquests means that regulatory and accountability requirements are constantly evolving and increasingly subject to aggressive enforcement. Health and social care providers need to demonstrate and prove that their patients and their representatives are safe, satisfied, positive and responsive – in order to protect their clinical and organisational reputation, within an increasingly competitive environment.
In addition to regulatory consequences, discerning patients have an increasing awareness of clinical governance, and as such, the quality agenda is highly relevant to organisations seeking to become the provider of choice.
The importance of proving recognisably high standards of care, transparent responsibility and accountability for those standards, and a constant dynamic of improvement within your organisation means that well-understood and adhered to clinical governance frameworks and practices are essential.
DAC Beachcroft’s Clinical Governance & Quality service
DAC Beachcroft’s Clinical Governance & Quality service combines legal and governance expertise to work with providers of health and social care services to assess effective learning derived from claims, complaints, serious untoward incidents and inquests.
Our work includes reviews of risk management arrangements, training and advice on handling and learning from incidents, and full assessments of clinical and quality governance structures.