CRANAplus Clin­i­cal Gov­er­nance Guide

This Guide was devel­oped by CRANAplus under an Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Depart­ment of Health Grant with the prime objec­tive to enhance gov­er­nance, trans­paren­cy and account­abil­i­ty in deliv­er­ing safe, qual­i­ty health care to remote and iso­lat­ed communities.

The pur­pose of this Guide is to be a ref­er­ence and resource for clin­i­cal ser­vice man­agers and clin­i­cians so they will be able to dis­cern their respon­si­bil­i­ties in apply­ing the recent­ly intro­duced Nation­al Safe­ty and Qual­i­ty Health Ser­vice Stan­dards to their work­place and in their prac­tice. This Guide looks at the com­po­nents and process­es of clin­i­cal gov­er­nance and qual­i­ty improve­ment for remote and iso­lat­ed health ser­vices. It is based on the Nation­al Safe­ty and Qual­i­ty Health Ser­vice Stan­dards, specif­i­cal­ly Stan­dard 1: Gov­er­nance for Safe­ty and Qual­i­ty in Health Ser­vice Organ­i­sa­tions with ref­er­ence to Stan­dard 2: Part­ner­ing with Consumers .