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Clinical governance describes the systems, processes, leadership and culture at the core of healthcare that is:

  • safe
  • effective
  • accountable
  • person-centered.

Achieving good clinical governance

Safer Care Victoria's Clinical governance framework helps health services achieve good clinical governance and instill continuous improvement.

Download our framework: Delivering high-quality healthcare

Under the framework, you must:

  • review your clinical governance structure to ensure it is consistent with the framework
  • frequently evaluate your clinical governance systems and processes to drive continuous improvement
  • ensure adequate internal documentation in line with the framework.

The five domains of good clinical governance

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Page last updated: 04 Dec 2019

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