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Clinical Effectiveness Arrangements

What is Clinical Effectiveness?

The Trust defines Clinical Effectiveness as 'the provision of the highest standards of care based on sound evidence-based practice, given in an environment which is safe, free from unacceptable risk and operating a constant dynamic of improvement. This can only be delivered where outcomes are transparent, accountability is clear and the commitment to clinical effectiveness is shared by all.'


Clinical effectiveness is everyone's responsibility

  • Staff from all areas across Gynaecology contribute towards clinical effectiveness improvements through hard work, dedication and sheer determination to deliver and maintain high standards of patient care.
  • Clinical effectiveness in Gynaecology incorporates numerous initiatives and local activities that focus upon:
  • Identifying, assessing, reviewing and being proactive in reducing potential risks associated with Gynaecology Services provision to promote and enhance Patient Safety.
  • Ensuring changes in clinical practice are being monitored and reviewed.
  • Undertaking clinical audit in order to measure and sustain compliance with standards of practice.
  • Developing guidelines and local protocols to support evidenced based practice.
  • Regularly reviewing our performance in promoting patient and public involvement, safeguarding and equality and diversity activities. Access to and provision of patient information is also continuously reviewed and updated.
  • Seeking patient feedback. Responding to concerns raised within patient complaints, whilst acknowledging where we are doing well as highlighted in patient compliments.
  • Maintaining and supporting active continuing professional development and training programmes across the directorate.
  • Developing and maintaining an active Research and Development programme.
  • Regularly monitoring our performance in complying with Trust Health and Safety requirements.
  • Celebrating achievements and sharing improvements with colleagues and practitioners within and outside the Trust.


Key Staff:

Gynaecology Directorate Clinical Effectiveness Team:

  • Dr Fiona Reid
  • Louise Samworth
  • Michelle Guinnane


Sub-team Leads for Clinical Effectiveness Matters:

  • Dr Gail Busby - Benign Gynaecology
  • Dr Cath Holland - GynaeOncology
  • Dr Yasmin Sajjad - Reproductive Medicine
  • Dr Karen Ward - Uro-gynaecology


Gynaecology Clinical Effectiveness Committee representatives:

  • Pamela Kilcoyne
  • Sam Evans
  • Christine Marland
  • Jane Siswick
  • Sue Moffatt
  • Catherine Price
  • Hilary Maxwell
  • Anne Lowry
  • Mel Leishman
  • Fran Garraghan
  • Shirley Rowbotham