Clinical Governance

This directorate has a wide remit at present. It oversees and undertakes:

  • Developing standards and advising on ethics in relation to orthodontics
  • Quality assurance in orthodontics
  • Ethical issues relating to:
    • Clinical practice
    • Professional conduct
    • Practice management
    • Employment issues
  • Answering queries from members/public/external bodies on standards/ethics
    • Professional complaints
    • Patient complaints
    • Dispute resolution
    • Advertising standards
  • Liaison with external bodies
    • HQIP
    • Other associations e.g. BAOMS, ABA, RCS
    • European movement of specialists - liaison with the international committee
  • Information for members, external bodies and the public
    • Updating present advice sheets and PILs
    • Developing new advice sheets and PILs
    • Updating and developing information available for the public on the website
    • Updates Clinical Guidelines produced by Royal College of Surgeons
  • Publicise ethics and governance issues to BOS membership through publications such as:
    • BOS News
    • Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin
    • Adverse Incidence Newsletter
    • On-line Adverse clinical incidence reporting and subsequent investigation
  • Audit
    • Co-ordinating national audit
    • Co-ordinates regional audit
    • Co-ordinates and produces Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin

Clincal Governance Committee structure from November 2013

Clinical Governance Committee Structure from November 2013