Clinical governance and quality improvement systems to support clinical safety

The healthcare service uses its clinical governance systems to identify and mitigate clinical safety risks.

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Consumer outcome
The risks I face with accessing health care are known and actively managed.

Intention of this standard

The healthcare service uses its clinical governance systems to identify and mitigate clinical safety risks.

Integrating clinical governance

3.01—The workforce uses safety and quality systems from the Clinical Governance Standard when:

  1. Implementing policies and procedures for clinical safety
  2. Managing risks associated with clinical safety
  3. Identifying training requirements to support clinical safety

Applying quality improvement systems

3.02—The healthcare service applies the quality improvement system from the Clinical Governance Standard when:

  • a. Monitoring clinical safety risks
  • b. Implementing strategies to improve clinical safety outcomes and associated processes
  • c. Reporting on clinical safety

Partnering with consumers

3.03—The workforce uses the healthcare service’s processes from the Partnering with Consumers Standard when addressing clinical safety to:

  1. Actively involve patients in their own health care
  2. Meet the patient’s information needs
  3. Share decision-making