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Postgraduate Nursing: Clinical Governance

formerly Master of Nursing

What is clinical governance?

"Clinical governance is the set of relationships and responsibilities established by a health service organisation between its state or territory department of health (for the public sector), governing body, executive, clinicians, patients, consumers and other stakeholders to ensure good clinical outcomes. It ensures that the community and health service organisations can be confident that systems are in place to deliver safe and high-quality health care, and continuously improve services.  ... Clinical governance is an integrated component of corporate governance of health service organisations. It ensures that everyone – from frontline clinicians to managers and members of governing bodies, such as boards – is accountable to patients and the community for assuring the delivery of health services that are safe, effective, integrated, high quality and continuously improving."  (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2019.)

Clinical Governance Framework (National Model)

The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards in Australia include the Clinical Governance Standard. This ensures that a clinical governance framework provides safe and high-quality health care for patients and consumers.

The criteria for the Clinical Governance Standard and framework include:

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.Acknowledgement of Country

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.