Module introduction

Learning outcomes:

 

By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to:

 

  • demonstrate that there are multiple dimensions of quality and that while priorities and words are constantly changing, the principles of improvement are relatively constant

     

  • recognise the influence of economics, politics, public scandals and professionalism on quality and patient safety

     

  • critically reflect on the impact of healthcare reforms on clinical practice and effectiveness

     

  • describe the role of clinicians in evaluating and improving the performance of the health system

 

  • recognise professional self-governance, audit and peer review as being complementary to CPD, organisational development and external regulation.

 

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