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Volume 44, Issue 6 (Jun 2006)


Re-energising Clinical Governance through Integrated Governance

Michael Deighan
  • NHS Clinical Governance Support Team, Leicester, UK
/ John Bullivant
  • NHS Clinical Governance Support Team, Leicester, UK
Published Online: 2006-05-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/CCLM.2006.132


The purpose of this paper is to accurately identify the future governance arrangements the NHS will follow, a close examination of the roles of Directors in implementing such a policy, and the National Policy documents that are required to put this in place.

Keywords: Board Directors; Clinical Governance; Integrated Governance; NHS policy; quality


  • 1.

    Department of Health. Integrated governance handbook. Gateway reference 5947 (www.dh.gov.uk/publications).

  • 2.

    Shipman-Sixth Report: The Final Report, HMSO, 2005 (www.the-shipman-inquiry.org.uk/finalreport.asp).

  • 3.

    Department of Health. Standards for better health. Reference 3528 (www.dh.gov.uk/publications).

About the article

Corresponding author: Professor Michael Deighan, Strategic Board Development Advisor, NHS Clinical Governance Support Team, 1st Floor, St Johns House, 30 East Street, Leicester LE1 6NB, UK Phone: +44-116-2952073,

Published Online: 2006-05-29

Published in Print: 2006-06-01

Citation Information: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM), ISSN (Online) 1437-4331, ISSN (Print) 1434-6621, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/CCLM.2006.132. Export Citation

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