Understanding clinical governance and quality assurance
Time & Location
About the Event
All members of the dental team have a responsibility to be involved in the maintenance and development of good practice. In order to deliver high standards of care, it is vital to understand Clinical governance.
Clinical governance is defined as 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 excellence in clinical care will flourish. In the UK, it is an NHS and CQC requirement. Whilst there may be some variances, the principles of quality assurance apply internationally.
This course will break down the individual factors that constitute the framework of clinical governance. It will cover clinical effectiveness, risk management, patient focus and public involvement. This course will also cover the differences between audit and research, and the importance of evidence-based practice.
This course is particularly helpful if you wish to consider applying for hospital jobs, job interviews, specialty training or royal college exams, as this is a subject consistently tested.
Aims & Objectives
- Provide all members of the dental team a simplified break down of clinical governance.
- Inspire all members of the dental team to take on an active role in quality improvement and quality assurance in their place of work, thus improving clinical outcomes.
- Gain confidence to get involved in audit and quality improvement projects.
- Gain knowledge to support clinicians hoping to build a portfolio for hospital job applications/interviews or specialty training applications.
By the end of this session, the delegates should:
- Have a thorough understanding of the principles of clinical governance.
- Understand the differences between the terms: audit, research, clinical effectiveness, quality improvement and quality assurance.
- Understand how to contribute to quality assurance.
- Gain more confidence in initiating and getting involved in projects in the workplace, hence improving clinical outcomes.
Clinical Dental Technicians
1.5h (1.5 Points)
GDC development outcomes: A, B, C and D
Online interactive course - Zoom
No pre-course reading material is required.
Dr Padashi-Fard completed her undergraduate dental degree at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and went on to complete her foundation training in the Oxford Deanery. Following this, she completed her dental core training years in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Community and Special Care Dentistry.
During this time, she obtained her postgraduate Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and also achieved accreditation to practice conscious sedation in Dentistry.
Most recently, Dr Padashi-Fard worked in the community dental services and taught at the undergraduate dental school as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in oral surgery. She is currently embarking on specialist doctoral training in Orthodontics.
In the first few years after graduating, Dr Padashi-Fard achieved multiple prizes for her service improvement projects; including a first prize regionally for an audit project and a first prize nationally for a quality improvement project. She has also presented her work at an international level.