OH3 occupational health clinical governance
Our clinical governance ensures consistent high standards across our practice
Clinical governance is a systematic approach to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care. The term was first used within the National Health Service (NHS) and became important in health care to address the variations in standards of care across the UK. It can be thought of under the following;
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A framework through which health 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.
This definition is intended to embody three key attributes: recognisably high standards of care, transparent responsibility and accountability for those standards with a constant dynamic of improvement.
In addition, our service is approved by SEQOHS (Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service) run by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, which requires excellence in clinical governance to be in place for all staff. This is an external measure of how seriously we take clinical governance in OH3 and ensures we are adhering to the highest national standard for occupational health in this regard.