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
- 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
- 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
- Undertaking clinical audit in order to measure and sustain
compliance with standards of practice.
- Developing guidelines and local protocols to support evidenced
- 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
- Developing and maintaining an active Research and
- 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.
Gynaecology Directorate Clinical Effectiveness
- Dr Fiona Reid
- Louise Samworth
- Michelle Guinnane
Sub-team Leads for Clinical Effectiveness
- Dr Gail Busby - Benign Gynaecology
- Dr Cath Holland - GynaeOncology
- Dr Yasmin Sajjad - Reproductive Medicine
- Dr Karen Ward - Uro-gynaecology
Gynaecology Clinical Effectiveness Committee
- Pamela Kilcoyne
- Sam Evans
- Christine Marland
- Jane Siswick
- Sue Moffatt
- Catherine Price
- Hilary Maxwell
- Anne Lowry
- Mel Leishman
- Fran Garraghan
- Shirley Rowbotham