Developing a clinical management tool to evaluate quality
Cathy Burke Consultant nurse and designated nurse, Safeguarding at NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group, Nottinghamshire
Kathy Webster Consultant and designated nurse, Safeguarding children and children in care at NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Cathy Burke and Kathy Webster describe the use of benchmarking to assess a safeguarding children service, to identify positive outcomes and gaps in provision ahead of a re-inspection
Peer review is used increasingly in the NHS as a form of evaluation between professionals, services and organisations, and as a way of offering participants a snapshot assessment of particular health services or at points in a clinical pathway.
The model outlined in this article has been developed as an aide-memoire to clinical commissioning groups, provider organisations and clinical staff for the process of gathering evidence of good assurance and governance arrangements.
Nursing Management. 20, 2,14-18. doi: 10.7748/nm2013.05.20.2.14.e1041Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Accepted: 25 March 2013