CVS Group rolls out new clinical governance framework

The CVS Group has introduced a fresh clinical governance framework with the aim of bolstering the broader professional community. 

This 20-page publication received the green light from conference attendees on Friday, November 3, during the company’s annual event. 

According to authorities, this document, which outlines a comprehensive six-part definition of “quality of care” and highlights five essential values for enhancing clinical standards, has been under development for the past year.

CVS CVO Paul Higgs said: “We hope that this framework is useful for everybody in our profession.

“Understanding the real benefits of a fantastic clinical governance framework and the psychological safety culture that must underpin it can have hugely positive impact on the well-being of our profession, our clients and our patients.

“It provides a safe way for us to understand our current working practices and identify change where needed.”

It describes the quality of care as being “complex, multifactorial and must be individualised to every situation”.

The six pillars of good quality care are listed as the following: 

  • Contextualised 
  • Equitable 
  • Efficient 
  • Timely 
  • Effective 
  • Welfare centred  

Mr Higgs added: “Defining ‘quality of care’ is essential for us to understand what we are trying to achieve with that change.

“To cultivate the right environment, we must also commit to behaviours that engage inclusively, challenge fairly and encourage sustainable accountability.”

The company has also committed itself to setting up an integrated care council to oversee the strategy, together with clinical advisory committees in each of its main work areas.