Role in Health Service HS2

Appreciation of the role of the doctor within the health service, in particular:




Learning Outcome

  • Know and understand the subheadings encompassed by clinical governance, such as audit and risk management.
  • Adhere to local and national clinical governance guidelines.
  • Play an active role in local clinical governance processes, and ensure that patient safety is paramount in all you do.


Portfolio Part 2 FRCOphth 


Target Year of Achievement

Year 7

Related Learning Outcomes


  • Consider how the quality of clinical care can be assured.
  • Know and apply the principles of clinical governance, including the response when quality is found to be below the expected standard, in either your own practice or that of others.
  • Take an active part in clinical governance activities, including clinical governance and audit meetings.
  • Recognise when ‘whistle-blowing’ might be necessary.
  • Know the principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Be familiar with the definitions of serious incidents and never events and ensure you are familiar with local reporting procedures, being actively involved in their investigation and management where appropriate.


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