Enacting corporate governance of health care safety and quality: a dramaturgy of hospital boards in England

September 30, 2015

Source:  Sociology of Health & Illness [Epub ahead of print]

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Date of publicationAugust 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This article draws on qualitative data from open non-participant observation of four NHS hospital Foundation Trust boards in England. The authors found important differences between case study sites in the performative dimensions of processing and interpretation of infection control data. They provide details of the practices associated with these differences and consider their implications.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

Clinical governance: The formula for a safer hospital

June 24, 2015

Source:  Health Service Journal 18 May, 2015

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Date of publicationMay 2015

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: Giles Thorpe, a registered nurse and deputy director of clinical governance at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals FT,  looks at how a radical overhaul of its corporate governance structure has significantly improved patient safety at Basildon Hospital.

Length of Publication:  1 web page