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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Clinical governance and patient safety: An overview

Clinical governance and patient safety: An overview

(p.1) Chapter 1 Clinical governance and patient safety: An overview
An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Sarah Hammond

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents an overview of clinical governance. It discusses the meaning of clinical governance, origins of clinical governance, and the regulatory bodies tasked with the assessment of clinical governance by regulatory bodies. It then describes the Patient Safety First Campaign, which was launched within the National Health Service (NHS) in England in 2008 to make the safety of patients the highest priority and make all avoidable death and harm unacceptable.

Keywords:   National Health Service, clinical governance, patient safety, healthcare practice, avoidable death

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