As an organisation the trust must make sure that quality is at the centre of all our activities. We not only have to say this, but we must be able to demonstrate that it happens and we must have structures in place that allow us to ensure that it can be demonstrated.
Clinical governance and the dental team
As individuals we have all always known that the quality of the care and service we provide is important, but clinical governance makes that responsibility much more specific and makes each of us more directly accountable for the quality of our own work and that of our teams. The governance team is led by Adrian Clements, medical director and Caldicott Guardian and Gill Hunt, director of nursing.
Building and promoting an open and fair safety culture. Healthcare Improvement Scotland has a key role in overseeing good clinical governance in the NHS and produced standards for Clinical Governance and Risk Management in NHS Boards are responsible for implementing the standards. Hard-copy responses may be sent to: Health and Sport Committee, T3.
Our normal practice is to publish all relevant evidence that is sent to us on our website and we may also include it in the hard copy of any committee report. Therefore, if you wish your evidence to be treated as confidential, or for your evidence to be published anonymously, please contact the Clerk to the Committee, before you submit your evidence. This also affects the way that we deal with your evidence.
In particular you should be aware that if we receive a request for information under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act , we may be required legally to release the information to the person who has made the request — even where the relevant committee has agreed to treat all or part of the information in confidence or publish it anonymously.
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