Do you have thoughts on compassion to share? (4)

10 July, 2018

Neil, hit the nail on the head. When we launched the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance in 2004 we had to come up with a catch definition that policy makers / politicians could understand that as good and necessary as it is to provide infrastructure, equipment, utility and other tools for work to provide patient centered care, it was imperative that the care providers are catered for so that they are healthy and ready to deliver that care: we defined the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance as 'protecting patients, supporting practitioners, in tandem'. Both must go together if any success is to be achieved to strengthen the health system that can provide quality and safe care.

The 12-Pillar Clinical Governance Approach: Strengthening health ...

Joseph Ana

Africa Center for Clin Gov Research & Patient Safety

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HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group:

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