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Clinical Governance & OT

Clinical Governance

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Clinical governance is "a framework through which NHS organisations are accountable for continually improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish”. It is a tool to support staff and develop all health organisations so that they are able to deliver quality care (Department of Health, 1999).

Clinical governance influences how an occupational therapist (OT) works to ensure that the patient receives the safest, most effective care possible.  Occupational therapists are regulated by the Health Professions Council. Clinical governance does not replace regulation:

Registration with the HPC and clinical governance are linked, and the paper ‘Clinical Governance Quality in the new NHS’ describes the relationship between clinical governance and regulation by the profession’s governing body as one in which the two aspects ‘complement each other’ (Department of Health, 1999).

An OT needs to ensure that s/he is working towards all of the clinical governance components: doing this will help the OT to meet the criteria in order to maintain registration and will ensure that patients are receiving the best care possible.

OTs need to ensure that they use their professional and clinical reasoning to make sure that clinical governance is achieved through the use of evidence based practice, appropriate use of a model and approach

 

 The 7 key initiatives: ‘Seven Pillars of Clinical Governance’ model

Providing good quality care is at the top.

•              risk management

•              supervision

•              staff appraisal

•              continuing professional development

•              evidence-based practice

•              research and development

•              quality assurance

•              clinical audit

•              patient and public involvement.

 

Beneath the pillars are the Foundation stones:

  systems awareness, teamwork, communication, ownership and leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comic OT Reflections

A fantastic blog with reflections in the forms of Comics - for the artistic/visual among you why not give this a go.


Via Kirsty Stanley
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This is a great idea.. Thank you Kirsty Stanley for being so inspirational! 

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CPD File: Balancing the Books

Ideas for structuring and keeping a student CPD file through TRAMm and KSF
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Great way to show how to structure CPD by using TRAMm and KSF....thanks Gilly Smith!!

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Children With Bones of Glass

Every day millions of children with disabilities fight discrimination and prejudice as well as physical barriers towards leading a fulfilling life. (Meet 2 children - 2 reasons why the Convention on Rights of Persons w/ Disabilities is key.
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TRAMM CPD Continuing Professional Development OT Occupational Therapy

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Kirsty Stanley's curator insight, June 16, 2013 4:59 AM

TRAMm Model and Tracker for CPD

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Bulgaria's asylum centres bursting at the seams as Syrian refugees

Bulgaria's asylum centres bursting at the seams as Syrian refugees | My OT notes | Scoop.it
Bulgaria received about 2000 Syrians since the start of Syria's conflict in March 2011. Across the EU, some 41000 Syrians sought asylum in the same period.
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UNHCR - Number of Syrian refugees tops 2 million mark with more ...

UNHCR - Number of Syrian refugees tops 2 million mark with more ... | My OT notes | Scoop.it
This trend is alarming. A year ago, just 230670 Syrians were registered as refugees or awaiting registration.
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Occupational deprivation is a relatively new term which describes a state in which people are precluded from opportunities to engage in occupations of meaning due to factors outside their control. As we face the new millennium, it seems likely that, due to widespread social and economic change as well as increasing civil unrest, occupational deprivation will be experienced by increasing numbers of people globally.
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