CALHN Nursing Education Courses

Applied Clinical Governance


One Day Workshop
Associate Professor Christine Dennis
College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University

Suitable Applicants

Open to Nurse Unit Managers,  Nurse Managers, Associate Nurse Unit Managers & Clinical Nurse employed within Central Adelaide Local Health Network in the first instance.

Clinical Governance is a framework through which healthcare organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safe-guarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.

Clinical governance is an integrated component of the corporate governance of healthcare services. This workshop will also help the participant to understand how clinical and corporate governance are intrinsically linked.

Key Elements:

• Understand the origin and role of Clinical Governance including the Governing Bodies responsible for Clinical Governance in Australia

• Understand roles and responsibilities at organisation level and the alignment of Clinical Governance to strategic objectives and organisational values

• Patient safety, risk and quality systems

• Clinical performance and effectiveness

• Accreditation

The workshop will be delivered over 6 hours and will require the completion of a short pre-workshop reading.

Associate Professor Christine Dennis

Christine initially trained as a Registered Nurse / Registered Midwife in South Australia and has since had over 40 years’ experience in the Australian health system. Over the past 15 years, this experience has been in senior management / leadership roles in South Australia, Northern Territory and, prior to joining Flinders University, as CEO of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and ACHS International.

Christine is a founding member of the International Academy of Quality and Safety in Healthcare (IAQS), the Chief Examiner (Fellowship) for the Australasian College of Health Service Management, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and academically has a Master in Health Service Management and a Doctor of Business Administration.

Christine currently teaches in Adelaide, Singapore and China in the areas of Safety and Quality, Corporate Communication and, Health and Aged Care Systems.

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29th October 2020  at Royal Adelaide Hospital (0900 - 1600)