General practitioners with special interests: implications for clinical governance
Source: Quality in Primary Care, Volume 11, Number 1, 1 March 2003 , pp. 47-52(6)
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
Abstract:The appointment of general practitioners with special interests (GPwSIs) is an important element of health service policy in the UK. Primary care organisations (PCOs) need a framework for addressing the quality and standards issues raised by the design of new services delivered by GPwSIs. Important issues such as patient safety, accreditation, quality assurance, and maintaining competence are raised. This article suggests a framework that PCOs can use for addressing these concerns and ensuring that the clinical governance obligations of GPwSIs are discharged.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-03-01