Clinical Governance is a quality control system that helps us to monitor the quality of care we deliver. Clinical Governance is here to ensure safe, high quality care from all involved in our patient's journey and to ensure patients are the main focus and priority.
Risk management is about minimising risks to patients by:
Identifying what can and does go wrong during care
Understanding the factors that influence this
Learning from any adverse events
Ensuring action is taken to prevent recurrence
Introducing systems to reduce risks
Clinical auditing is a way that healthcare professionals can measure the quality of the care they provide. It allows them to compare their performance against a standard to see how they are doing and identify opportunities for improvement. Changes can then be implemented, followed by further audits to see if these changes have been successful.
Education, Training & Continuing Professional Development
It is vital that staff have the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their roles and patient's expectations. It is for that reason that they are given opportunities to update their skills to keep up with the latest developments as well as learn new skills. Our regular electronic updates, staff training days and MentorMedix CPD Seminars allow staff to fully engage with their ongoing development.
'Clinical Governance is a
systematic approach to
and improving the
quality of patient care'
Care for patients should be based on good quality evidence from research. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health. At UltraMedix, the Clinical governance board discuss new areas of research and the effectiveness on patient treatment, implementing evidence based practice.
Human Factors & High Performance
We realise how important human factors are to effective patient care. UltraMedix have a Human Factors Engineer on the clinical governance committee, who is able to employ the principles and practices of 'Human Factors', which focus on optimising human performance through better understanding the behaviour of individuals, their interactions with each other and with their environment. By acknowledging human limitations, human factors offers ways to minimise and mitigate human frailties, so reducing error and its consequences.