Messages from the 5th Clinical Governance Lecture Series, Today: 18 May, 2023

19 May, 2023

Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety @ HRI Global

Messages from the 5th Clinical Governance Lecture Series, Today: 18 May, 2023

- 1st Lecturer: Professor Joseph Ana

Why we developed this home-grown Quality Health Care Initiative, with proof of concept.

** To address the multiple failings in the whole health sector and system in Nigeria (using Cross River State as Case Study, and scaled to Bauchi State, Govt-owned Teaching Hospitals and Elite Private Hospitals)

Benefits of leveraging the 12-pillar clinical governance programme :

** Strengthening the Whole health sector and system, public and private to ‘protect patients, support practitioners in tandem’

2nd Lecturer: Dr C Ukpaka MBBS, MSc, MPH, MPA, FRCGP(lond) FoCG

Clinical Governance: Pillars on Infrastructure, Equipment, Utilities including Sanitation and Hygiene

- Infrastructure, Equipment, Utilities/ Waste Management, Sanitation/Infection Control are essential for any quality care outcome to be achieved!

- Structures / Big Houses without Equipment and Qualified personnel are white elephants, not Hospitals.

- Lack of Equipment / Poor Staff training lowers morale / lead to Brain Drain and medical tourism

- Clinical Governance involves duty of clinical and non-clinical workers

- Policy makers must understand Clinical Governance for the right priority setting in Healthcare.

Mark Your Diary for Next Edition :

Thursday, 15th June 2023

Prof Joseph Ana

Lead Senior Fellow/ medical consultant.

Center for Clinical Governance Research & Patient Safety (ACCGR&PS) @ HRI GLOBAL

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HIFA Profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Senior Fellow/Medical Consultant at the Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria, established by HRI Global (former HRIWA). He is a member of the World Health Organisation’s Technical Advisory Group on Integrated Care in primary, emergency, operative, and critical care (TAG-IC2). As the Cross River State Commissioner for Health, he led the introduction of the Homegrown Quality Tool, the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance Programme, in Nigeria (2004-2008). For sustainability, he established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria. His main interest is in whole health sector and system strengthening in Lower, Low and Middle Income Countries (LLMICs). He has written six books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance programme, suitable for LLMICs, including the TOOLS for Implementation. He served as Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association’s Standing Committee on Clinical Governance (2012-2022), and he won the Nigeria Medical Association’s Award of Excellence on three consecutive occasions for the innovation. He served as Chairman, Quality & Performance, of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act 2014. He is member, National Tertiary Health Institutions Standards Committee of the Federal Ministry of Health. He is the pioneer Secretary General/Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers. ( Email: info AT and jneana AT