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Clinical governance 

Clinical governance
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Clinical governance
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199545629.003.018
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date: 17 October 2018

Models of clinical governance 334

Courses 336

Continuous professional development 338

Evidence bases for best practice 340

Scally and Donaldson (1998) describe clinical governance (CG) as:

… the main vehicle for continuously improving the quality of patient care and developing the capacity of the NHS in England to maintain high standards (including dealing with poor professional performance). (p. 61)...

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