Our mission, to deliver healthier outcomes, underpins all our clinical decision making
The core purpose of our clinical governance framework is to achieve patient-centric, high quality of care through:
+ strong clinical leadership;
+ ensuring clinical governance is firmly embedded into every day working practice;
+ continuously reviewing and improving our policies and procedures to frame internal standards;
+ having a robust radiologist recruitment process and audit review;
+ providing clear reporting lines with rapid escalation pathways;
+ providing a solid and secure IT infrastructure;
+ holding regular, structured governance meetings.
Clinical governance and compliance
Our clinical governance framework is based on the following key components:
+ clinical audit;
+ professional development, appraisal and performance;
+ evidence-based practice;
+ risk management;
+ client engagement and feedback;
+ information management and security (ISO :27001);
+ management of complaints, client discrepancies or adverse events.
All our radiologists are supported through our ongoing audit programme, regular communications, and our annual radiology meeting as well as access to our training academy, operated in partnership with the British Institute of Radiology.