Chapter 6. Accountability and Clinical Governance: a Policy Perspective

  1. Stephen Tilley B.A., R.M.N., PhD.1 and
  2. Roger Watson B.Sc., PhD., R.G.N., C.Biol., F.I.Biol., I.L.T.M., F.R.S.A.2
  1. Tracey Heath

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774564.ch6

Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery, Second Edition

Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Heath, T. (2008) Accountability and Clinical Governance: a Policy Perspective, in Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery, Second Edition (eds S. Tilley and R. Watson), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774564.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Senior Lecturer, Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  2. 2

    Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Social Work and Applied Health Studies, University of Hull, Hull

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064694

Online ISBN: 9780470774564

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Keywords:

  • clinical care;
  • audit society;
  • national health service;
  • policy issues;
  • healthcare practitioners

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background:the NHS pre-1997

  • The Labour Government's Challenge

  • Accountability and Clinical Governance

  • Reflections on the Broader Policy Context

  • Conclusion