Clinical Governance Group

17th Apr 2012

Six months ago, the Senior Management Team at Heathcotes took the decision to form a Clinical Governance Group (CGG); this group was formed specifically to provide expert advice and guidance to the wider organisation on clinical issues relating to the care and welfare of the people we support, together with holding a specific remit to develop a suite of policies and procedures. The group also has oversight of all incidents, accidents and near-misses, to ensure that any learning points are identified and disseminated to the wider staff group.

The Clinical Governance Group has been meeting for several months now, often using technology to hold virtual meetings which, as well as cutting down costs and carbon emmissions related to travel, also means the group can be responsive and agile in response to the needs of the organisation. First drafts of a new Person Centred Planning policy and procedure and a revised policy around the use of Restraints and Physical Interventions have already been produced, together with the group providing invaluable clinical guidance on several complex placements.

Keeley Ward Chair of the CGG and Behaviour Specialist  for the Heathcotes Group, said, "The CGG was formulated to offer support and we feel this has happened with the implementation of many new Policies and Procedures, and advice given to our managers we have also been closely monitoring all incidents, accidents and near misses and are pleased to see a reduction in these. We have a wealth of experience within the team and general feedback has been very positive."

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