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Clinical governance reviews

Information about Ambulance Trusts

These pages are part of an archived information website and will not be updated. The Commission for Health Improvement's work is now conducted by the Healthcare Commission. Please visit their website at: www.healthcarecommission.org.uk


CHI is reviewing clinical governance in all of the ambulance services in England & Wales. The reviews, based on the same model as reviews of all other organisations, consider how clinical governance relates to emergency and patient transport services.

Reviews of ambulance trusts began in early 2002 and the first three reviews were evaluated. CHI has now completed reviews of most ambulance trusts and is preparing a report on the national, emerging themes in ambulance services. These findings will be reported to the services to support further development.

What CHI has found in ambulance trusts (16 September 2003)

Information on the review methods and trusts’ requirements is available from the links below. Reports and action plans relating to individual sites can be found through the links on the clinical governance reviews page.

Communications handbook pdf 108kb - to support the clinical governance review process (August 2003)
Communications handbook (Word) 328kb - to support the clinical governance review process (August 2003)

Guide to the clinical governance review process in ambulance trusts pdf 228kb (April 2003)
Guide to the clinical governance review process in ambulance trusts (Word) 608kb (April 2003)

Information and data request for ambulance trusts pdf 64kb (updated August 2002)
Information and data request for ambulance trusts 192kb (Word) (updated August 2002)
- Request from CHI to ambulance trusts for information and data as part of a clinical governance review.

Ambulance trust questionnaire pdf 56kb (updated August 2002)
Ambulance trust questionnaire 216kb (Word document) (updated August 2002)
questionnaire that collates the trust's views of its clinical governance arrangements.

 
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