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Clinical governance: implementing a change in workplace practice

Wendy Reid, BN, RGN, Dip Adv Nurs Stud.Charge Nurse, Medicine and Cardiovascular Group, Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust, Ninewells Hospital, DundeeTo contribute to modernising the NHS and ensure clinical quality within it, the Government introduced the concept of clinical governance, to be applied to all patient services (Scottish Office, 1997; 1998; Scottish Executive, 2000).

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