Clinical Governance enables everyone from an individual clinician to the Chief Executive of the District to be accountable for the quality and safety of the health services delivered. The Clinical Governance Directorate (CGD) works with staff to achieve services that are timely, safe, efficient, effective & appropriate, equitable and patient centred. One way of achieving this is through Quality Improvement activities.
Quality Improvement consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in health care services for patients / family and staff. Clinical Practice Improvement is a quality improvement methodology used to assess and improve processes of patient care and health service delivery. By applying CPI principles to an identified problem, we can
analyse the extent and causes of the problem,
identify interventions &/or
redesign care delivery processes, and
evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions in achieving quality improvement.
What is Quality Improvement?
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has a short video describing what 'Quality Improvement is'
For further information on CPI and quality improvement tools visit:
NSLHD Clinical Governance
The Clinical Excellence Commission
Local and District Clinical Governance Units can provide information and advice on undertaking quality improvement projects. For further information contact your quality manager or visit the intranet page for resources and information on clinical governance and quality improvement