Clinical Governance

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Clinical Governance

What is Clinical Governance?

Clinical Governance is defined as being:

"A framework through which NHS organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their service and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish."

(Clinical Governance in the New NHS. HSC 1999/065)

What does this mean for our staff and patients?

Clinical governance is the system of steps and procedures adopted by the NHS to ensure that patients receive the highest possible quality of care.The vision for clinical governance in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells includes:

  • ~ Acknowledgement that everyone has a contribution to make towards improving the patient experience and will be encouraged to participate.
  • ~ Promoting a culture of quality, openness, safety, accountability, partnership and public service.
  • ~ Working and learning together to develop and sustain effective health care.
  • ~ An accountability for quality.

The Clinical Governance Directorate

Effective Clinical Governance depends on a culture of continuous learning, innovation and development and aims to improve patient’s experience of the care and treatment we provide.

This Trust aims to support staff in providing the high quality and responsive services our patients are seeking.

Find out more

To find out more about the way we support the NHS vision for Clinical Governance, please contact:

Claire Roberts

Head of Quality and Governance

Contact via our switchboard on 0845 155 1000