The three departments most involved in promotion of knowledge in NHS GG&C are the Library Network, Clinical Governance and Research and Development.
Clinical governance share information on clinical risk management and patient safety. They disseminate national guidance supporting the monitoring and reporting of the implementation of this information into practice. They also collate information and produce reports on clinical governance to support managers, lead clinicians and relevant committees. They support clinical audit, service evaluation and service redesign by quality improvement through facilitating projects, advising on methodology, designing data collection forms and databases, data analysis, and report writing. They also offer training for staff on these topics.
Clinical governance support clinical risk management and patient safety through advice and training on risk management systems and processes, facilitating the use of risk registers, managing clinical incident review systems, and sharing information on clinical risk management and patient safety.
Research and Development co-ordinate and facilitate all aspects of high quality research, ensuring compliance to all regulatory requirements. They work with investigators from concept to approval and final report, acting as an advocate for the researcher and balancing the administrative burden associated with clinical research against regulatory requirements.
The Library Network promotes knowledge in a number of ways including providing literature search support for guidelines, direct patient care, service improvement and personal development. providing training on database searching and critical appraisal and providing synthesised analysis of search results. The Library Network supports the development of Basic IT and literacy and numeracy skills, including support for staff developing confidence in their IV calculations skills. The Network has supported a wide range of projects from helping to create posters for conferences, to supporting the delivery of creative writing interventions with patients, and facilitating professional reading groups.