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Remote Area Clinical Governance Guide
This module covers clinical governance systems in rural and remote health services and their role in contributing to safety and quality.
This module provides a brief introduction to the concepts of clinical governance and resources to support remote health professionals in implementing clinical governance systems in rural or remote health services.
‘Clinical governance’ refers to governance in a healthcare setting, which has the goal of establishing systems across the organisation that lead to safe, high-quality health care, and nurturing the continuous quality improvement of services.
Clinical governance involves the whole team, including clinicians, managers, health departments, administrative staff, volunteers, and communities. It includes the establishment of collective and collaborative processes and systems that articulate responsibilities and accountabilities for quality care and safe health outcomes.
This module will take around 2 hours to complete and will contribute to your CPD. It frequently refers to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, the primary source of information on clinical governance in Australia.