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Understanding Governance in Clinical Practice & National Health Services (NHS)

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2.4 hours · Self-paced
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10 CPD hours / points
  • Digital certificate - Free
  • Reed Courses Certificate of Completion - Free
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With the help of our extensive curriculum, enter the field of clinical excellence. Go deeply into the principles of clinical practice governance, skillfully fusing academic understanding with real-world implementation. Uncover the complex fabric of the National Health Services and gain insight into how it has shaped the provision of healthcare.

Ensure quality, safety, and patient happiness by investigating the seven pillars of clinical governance as you travel on a voyage of discovery. Learn the fundamentals of contemporary healthcare, from protecting confidentiality to utilising the potential of information technology.

Key Features

This Governance in Clinical Practice & National Health Services (NHS) Course Includes:

  • CPD Certified
  • Free Certificate from Reed
  • CIQ Approved Governance in Clinical Practice & National Health Services (NHS) Course
  • Developed by Specialist
  • Lifetime Access


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Digital certificate - Included

Reed Courses Certificate of Completion

Digital certificate - Included

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards


2h 27m
    • 1: Module 1: Introduction to Clinical Governance Preview 10:36
    • 2: Module 2: The 7 Pillars of Clinical Governance 08:49
    • 3: Module 3: National Health Services 18:23
    • 4: Module 4: Clinical Effectiveness Part 1 14:42
    • 5: Module 5: Clinical Effectiveness Part 2 13:43
    • 6: Module 6: Clinical Audit 18:19
    • 7: Module 7: Confidentiality in a Medical Environment 08:34
    • 8: Module 8: Information Technology in Health Care 08:39
    • 9: Module 9: Legal aspects and Ethics 12:11
    • 10: Module 10: Maintaining Workplace Safety 14:10
    • 11: Module 11: Covid-19 Awareness 16:53
    • 12: CPD Certificate - Free 01:00 PDF
    • 13: Leave A Review 01:00 PDF

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Explore the moral and legal factors that influence every clinical judgement to provide yourself with the knowledge you need to confidently negotiate the challenging healthcare environments.

Course Curriculum

Governance in Clinical Practice & National Health Services (NHS)

  • Module 01: Introduction to Clinical Governance
  • Module 02: The 7 Pillars of Clinical Governance
  • Module 03: National Health Services
  • Module 04: Clinical Effectiveness Part 1
  • Module 05: Clinical Effectiveness Part 2
  • Module 06: Clinical Audit
  • Module 07: Confidentiality in a Medical Environment
  • Module 08: Information Technology in Health Care
  • Module 09: Legal aspects and Ethics
  • Module 10: Maintaining Workplace Safety
  • Module 11: Covid-19 Awareness

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this Governance in Clinical Practice & National Health Services (NHS) Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand clinical governance principles for quality healthcare management.
  • Implement effective clinical audit strategies for performance improvement.
  • Safeguard patient confidentiality within medical environments for ethical practice.
  • Integrate information technology to enhance healthcare delivery and efficiency.
  • Navigate legal frameworks and ethical dilemmas in clinical settings.
  • Foster workplace safety protocols and Covid-19 awareness for healthcare professionals.

Who is this course for?

Governance in Clinical Practice & National Health Services (NHS) Course

  • Healthcare professionals seeking to enhance governance knowledge.
  • Medical administrators aspiring for comprehensive healthcare management insights.
  • Policy makers and regulators in the healthcare sector.
  • Healthcare educators aiming to enrich their curriculum.
  • Students pursuing healthcare-related disciplines.

Career path

Governance in Clinical Practice & National Health Services (NHS) Course

  • Healthcare Compliance Officer
  • Clinical Auditor
  • Health Information Manager
  • Medical Legal Advisor
  • Patient Safety Coordinator
  • Healthcare IT Specialist

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