Progress in clinical governance: Findings from the first NPCRDC National Tracker survey of Primary Care Groups/Trusts

S. Campbell, M. Roland, B. Leese

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    Abstract

    In April 1999, 481 English Primary Care Groups (PCGs) were created. The National Primary Care Research and Development Centre is leading a three year longitudinal study, in conjunction with the King's Fund, to track the development of PCGs. The implementation of clinical governance is an important responsibility of PCGs. This survey aimed to describe initial progress in implementing clinical governance in primary care, and to describe barriers to change. Data were collected in autumn 1999, using a questionnaire to clinical governance leads, in a random sample of 72 PCGs. PCGs have put considerable effort into the development of clinical governance and an extensive range of activities were planned for tracking quality of care. However, PCGs face barriers in implementing clinical governance and they must foster a culture of engaged participation by practices and practice staff. PCGs must also be given the time and resources needed to implement clinical governance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)90-93
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Governance
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • Governance
    • National Health Service
    • Quality
    • Surveys

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