Healthcare Improvement Scotland has issued, for consultation, a draft Healthcare Quality Standard, which is their new core clinical governance and risk management standard. Healthcare Improvement Scotland has responsibility for setting quality standards for clinical governance and risk management, which will provide an assurance that healthcare organisations are providing high quality healthcare. They also have responsibility for monitoring their compliance.
The new standard will replace the existing clinical governance and risk management standard and is set at a strategic level. It will be used to test the arrangements that healthcare organisations have in place to deliver against the Healthcare Quality Strategy quality ambitions.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland will link these arrangements to patient experience and outcome, through their evidence-based, condition specific standards and measures (from “Board to patient”).
Download the latest draft clinical governance and risk management standard, and previous versions of the standard, here.