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Clinical governance and adult safeguarding: an integrated process

  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    11 February 2010
  • Gateway reference:
    13549
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

The 'Report on the consultation on the review of No Secrets' (DH 2009), highlighted that adult safeguarding systems were under developed within the NHS. Respondents argued that there is a need to clarify the relationship between adult safeguarding, adverse incident reporting, patient safety, and complaints.

The guidance and flow chart has been developed to encourage organisations to establish local robust arrangements, to ensure that adult safeguarding becomes fully integrated into NHS systems.

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