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Complaints against health-care professionals providing police custodial and forensic medical/health-care services and sexual offence examiner services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - Kennedy KM, Green PG, Payne-James JJ.
Complaints management is an integral component of good clinical governance and an essential contributor to patient safety. Little is known about complaints against health-care professionals (HCPs) in police custodial settings and sexual assault referral ce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Senior private sector nursing leader set to retire
Professor Trish Morris-Thompson, chief nurse and director of quality and clinical governance at Barchester Healthcare, has announced she is retiring at the end of February. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Harold Shipman would be caught in today's NHS, says Sir Keith Pearson
Serial killer GP Harold Shipman would have been caught by the governance mechanisms put in place since the inquiry that followed his trial in 2000, according to the author of a review of revalidation. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 3.1 Clinical Governance Source Type: news

CQC ‘uncovers concerns’ at Marie Stopes abortion clinics
Concerns have been about corporate and clinical governance arrangements and patient safety protocols in specific areas at termination provider Marie Stopes International, prompting it to suspend some of its services. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Monitoring a prison opioid treatment program over a period of change to clinical governance arrangements, 2007-2013 - Larney S, Lai W, Dolan K, Zador D.
Background and aims Opioid substitution therapy (OST) is an effective treatment for opioid dependence that is provided in many correctional settings, including New South Wales (NSW), Australia. In 2011, changes to the clinical governance of the NSW prison... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Revalidation process to be reviewed
  The effectiveness — and doctors’ experiences — of professional appraisals will be among issues under consideration as part of a wholesale review of the revalidation process. The review, which is to be conducted by GMC revalidation advisory board chair Sir Keith Pearson, will examine a wide range of evidence collected since the introduction of revalidation almost four years ago. It is thought that the review will be completed and published by the end of this year, and will set out a number of recommendations aimed at improving the processes used to determine doctors’ fitness to practise. The r...
Source: BMA News - March 30, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ashfield bolsters Quality & Compliance team with senior appointments
Ashfield has announced two promotions to bolster its Quality & Compliance Team. Ange Cairns has been promoted as Ashfield Divisional Director for Quality & Compliance, and has become a member of Ashfield’s Divisional Board. Sally Woolston takes the position as EUCAN (Europe & Canada) Head of Commercial & Clinical Quality & Compliance for all of Commercial & Clinical Operations throughout Europe and Canada. In these newly created Ashfield divisional appointments, Ange and Sally will implement the vision and strategy for quality and compliance standards across all Ashfield businesses globally, w...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - March 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josee Leach Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Concern for patients in custody after U-turn
Vulnerable patients could be put at risk after the Government reversed its plans to make the NHS responsible for commissioning healthcare for people in police custody. BMA council chair Mark Porter has written to home secretary Theresa May to express his concern at the U-turn and request further clarity on the reasons for the change. ‘The BMA is extremely disappointed by this decision, especially given its close proximity to the intended date of transfer and the amount of positive work achieved by those involved to date,’ Dr Porter writes. ‘Doctors question the justification for such a U-turn on policy an...
Source: BMA News - March 1, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An interview of trauma registry custodians to determine lessons learnt - O'Reilly GM, Gabbe B, Braaf S, Cameron PA.
INTRODUCTION: The international burden of injury is an increasing concern in global healthcare. Developed trauma care systems have reduced death and disability following injury. The ideal platform for surveillance and clinical governance in trauma care qua... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinical governance: The formula for a safer hospital
The turnaround at Basildon Hospital (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Peter O’Meara Gives an Introduction to Community Paramedicine at EMS Today 2015
Peter O’Meara, PhD, discussed community paramedicine programs with an international panel at EMS Today 2015. He focused on the questions, “How and why they are emerging all over the world?” O’Meara, from Australia, Mike Nolan, from Canada, and Gary Wingrove, from the U.S., will talked about the philosophy and aims behind community paramedicine programs, what they do, who they benefit, funding options and more. Some additional key points made by O’Meara were: Community paramedicine is emerging throughout the world in response to ageing populations and health system stresses. Succ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - February 26, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News EMS Today Conference Source Type: news

Peter O ’Meara Gives an Introduction to Community Paramedicine at EMS Today 2015
Peter O’Meara, PhD, discussed community paramedicine programs with an international panel at EMS Today 2015. He focused on the questions, “How and why they are emerging all over the world?” O’Meara, from Australia, Mike Nolan, from Canada, and Gary Wingrove, from the U.S., will talked about the philosophy and aims behind community paramedicine programs, what they do, who they benefit, funding options and more. Some additional key points made by O’Meara were: Community paramedicine is emerging throughout the world in response to ageing populations and health system stresses. Succ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - February 26, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News EMS Today Conference Source Type: news

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery review
Patients see neurosurgeons as gods, but what is the reality? Henry Marsh has written a memoir of startling candourWe go to doctors for help and healing; we don't expect them to make us worse. Most people know the aphorism taught to medical students, attributed to the ancient Greek Hippocrates but timeless in its quiet sanity: "First, do no harm." But many medical treatments do cause harm: learning how to navigate the risks of drug therapies, as well as the catastrophic consequences of botched or inadvised surgical operations, is a big part of why training doctors takes so long. Even the simplest of therapies carr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Gavin Francis Tags: The Guardian Private healthcare Culture Society Reviews Books Neuroscience UK news Hospitals NHS Source Type: news

Nigeria: Crisis in the Health Sector - Clinical Governance Is the Way to Go
[Vanguard]A HEALTH professional and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Dr. Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, has proposed the principle of clinical governance as solution to the perennial crisis within the nations health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thousands of patients at risk from incorrect use of IV drips, warns Nice
This article was amended on 10 December 2013. The original headline and subheading incorrectly stated that thousands of patients were dying from incorrect use of IV drips, and that one in three patients die within days of surgery from too much fluid. These did not reflect the facts in the story and have been corrected.HospitalsHealthMedical researchThe National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice)NHSDoctorsHaroon Siddiquetheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds (Source:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: The Guardian Doctors News Health Medical research Society The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Hospitals NHS Science Source Type: news

Views sought on Read code 'cross maps'
The HSCIC is consulting on the Read code V2 and clinical terms V3 cross-maps which link Read codes with classifications OPCS-4 (for procedures) and ICD-10 (for diagnosis). These cross-maps enable hospitals to satisfy mandatory data collections and submissions, such as the “admitted patient care commissioning data set” and hospital episode statistics, and they support secondary use cases such as epidemiology, clinical governance, commissioning and payment by results. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 3, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

When can dentists supply medicines?
Source: North West Medicines Information Centre Area: Evidence> Medicines Q & A The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 allows dentists to issue any medicine (PoM, P or GSL) directly to a patient but this only applies if patients are receiving private treatment. The current NHS terms of service do not allow dentists to supply any medicines, other than those for immediate use before the issue of a prescription, directly to a patient. The NHS regulations as set out in the NHS Act 2006 do not allow dentists providing an NHS service to provide any form of pharmaceutical service. Prescription only medicines issued ...
Source: NeLM - Medicines Q and A - January 28, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Two new quick reference guides published: Clinical Governance and Protecting Children and Young People
New concise quick reference guides have been published explaining principles of Clinical Governance and Protecting Children and Young People, providing useful signposting for pharmacists to the range of comprehensive resources available. In England and Wales, clinical governance is one of the ess (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 29, 2011 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework Service Developments (England)
Changes to the NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) are planned to be implemented across England in October 2011. This will see the introduction of a new medicines service, targeted medicines use reviews, and changes to clinical governance requirements. The new services pro (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 24, 2011 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news