The Centre for Clinical Governance Research (CCGR) is a research facility in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales with a successful track record of undertaking research and evaluation projects on health sector issues since 1991. Its core interest is to investigate issues of policy, governance and leadership in the health sector. It is involved in conducting original research into clinical governance issues, providing a scholarly capability by which to evaluate health sector policies, programs and projects, and contributing to undergraduate medical, postgraduate health services management, and public health and doctoral education.
To achieve these the Centre makes use of assembled expertise and collaborators, and builds on existing staff expertise through external collaborations within Australia and internationally, including with the NSW Health Department, Clinical Excellence Commission, NSW, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), the Society for the study of Organising in Health Care and the World Health Organization.
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A Centre undertaking research of national and international standing with a core interest to investigate health sector issues of policy, culture, systems, governance and leadership.
Our principles for projects:
The Centre has six main objectives. These are:
Key inquiry areas: Systems interconnectedness, management/clinician relationships, change management, restructuring, systems fragmentation, professional boundaries, accreditation and its effectiveness
Key inquiry areas: Workforce issues, how clinician behaviour changes, management/ clinician dichotomy, risk management, health professional education
Key inquiry areas: Clinical practice improvement, management/ clinician approaches, systems interconnectedness
Key inquiry areas: Comparative systems performance, clinical indicators across systems
Key inquiry areas: Increased consumerism, accountability, health inequalities, involvement of consumers in care processes
Key inquiry areas: Commonwealth/ State divide, accountability for policy implementation, risk management, changing disease trends.