The Clinical Governance Team
Clinical governance is a framework through which NHS organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care, by creating an environment in which clinical excellence will flourish” (DH 2009)
Radiotherapy departments are required to have accreditation from an external source to demonstrate patient safety, quality management, excellent practice and continuous improvement.
The team monitor and report our cancer wait times, and lead the Multi-disciplinary team on improving our pathways to improve waiting times.
They manage the process of producing and reviewing department protocols to ensure all staff are following the same procedures which are based on local and national best practice recommendations.
They ensure there is a programme of continuous quality improvement using audit, and ensure all staff training is current.
The team leads on health and safety within the department for both staff and patients including risk assessments, and works with the Trust and the wider radiotherapy community to respond to and learn from complaints and incidents.