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Implementation of clinical governance is patchy, report says

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:641
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The concept of clinical governance in the NHS, whereby patients take centre stage and staff learn from their mistakes to improve the quality of care, is starting to reap benefits for patients, although some trusts are doing better than others, says a report.

    According to the National Audit Office three quarters of trusts in England can identify specific improvements in patient care that have grown out of clinical governance. However, the overall implementation of clinical governance is patchy, with large variations between and within trusts, it says …

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