Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317570
Title:
Clinical guideline screening and prioritisation criteria
Authors:
National Clinical Effectiveness Committee
Affiliation:
Department of Health
Citation:
National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, Clinical guideline screening and prioritisation criteria Dublin:Apr 2013
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317570
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
On 23rd September 2010, the Patient Safety First initiative was launched in response to recommendations of the Report of the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance – Building a Culture of Patient Safety (2008). A key component of the Patient Safety First initiative is the National Framework for Clinical Effectiveness. The purpose of this framework is to provide formal structures and processes to support clinical effectiveness. Clinical effectiveness involves a number of processes, but primary among these are (i) the development or adaptation and use of clinical guidelines to support evidence-based practice and (ii) the use of clinical audit to improve patient care and outcomes. The oversight of the National Framework for Clinical Effectiveness is provided by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC). This Committee is a partnership between key stakeholders in patient safety. The NCEC provides guidance on how to develop clinical guidelines. The NCEC supports the development, implementation and on-going utilisation of clinical guidelines at national, regional and local level to ensure that evidence-based practice is supported and applied routinely in everyday practice. The NCEC considers that clinical guideline development and utilisation should continue at all levels and that not all clinical guidelines are required to be National Clinical Guidelines endorsed by the Minister for Health. The Minister for Health will endorse a small number of National Clinical Guidelines per year. Clinical guideline development groups will submit guidelines being proposed for national endorsement by the Minister for Health to the NCEC for screening, prioritisation and appraisal. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has developed National Quality Assurance Criteria for Clinical Guidelines. The NCEC will appraise prioritised clinical guidelines against the National Quality Assurance Criteria for Clinical Guidelines and recommend guidelines, as appropriate, for endorsement as National Clinical Guidelines to the Minister for Health. The NCEC has developed these National Screening and Prioritisation Criteria for Clinical Guidelines to guide a process of prioritisation of clinical guidelines for national appraisal. The NCEC is not adopting or adapting international criteria. The criteria have been developed following review of international work and consideration of the context of Irish healthcare delivery. The criteria will address current NCEC requirements for screening and prioritisation of clinical guidelines for national appraisal. The criteria will be reviewed and are likely to evolve over time with experience and changing requirements of the healthcare system.
Keywords:
PATIENT SAFETY; QUALITY; CLINICAL GOVERNANCE
Local subject classification:
AUDIT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Clinical Effectiveness Committeeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-28T09:31:31Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-28T09:31:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04-
dc.identifier.citationNational Clinical Effectiveness Committee, Clinical guideline screening and prioritisation criteria Dublin:Apr 2013en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/317570-
dc.descriptionOn 23rd September 2010, the Patient Safety First initiative was launched in response to recommendations of the Report of the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance – Building a Culture of Patient Safety (2008). A key component of the Patient Safety First initiative is the National Framework for Clinical Effectiveness. The purpose of this framework is to provide formal structures and processes to support clinical effectiveness. Clinical effectiveness involves a number of processes, but primary among these are (i) the development or adaptation and use of clinical guidelines to support evidence-based practice and (ii) the use of clinical audit to improve patient care and outcomes. The oversight of the National Framework for Clinical Effectiveness is provided by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC). This Committee is a partnership between key stakeholders in patient safety. The NCEC provides guidance on how to develop clinical guidelines. The NCEC supports the development, implementation and on-going utilisation of clinical guidelines at national, regional and local level to ensure that evidence-based practice is supported and applied routinely in everyday practice. The NCEC considers that clinical guideline development and utilisation should continue at all levels and that not all clinical guidelines are required to be National Clinical Guidelines endorsed by the Minister for Health. The Minister for Health will endorse a small number of National Clinical Guidelines per year. Clinical guideline development groups will submit guidelines being proposed for national endorsement by the Minister for Health to the NCEC for screening, prioritisation and appraisal. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has developed National Quality Assurance Criteria for Clinical Guidelines. The NCEC will appraise prioritised clinical guidelines against the National Quality Assurance Criteria for Clinical Guidelines and recommend guidelines, as appropriate, for endorsement as National Clinical Guidelines to the Minister for Health. The NCEC has developed these National Screening and Prioritisation Criteria for Clinical Guidelines to guide a process of prioritisation of clinical guidelines for national appraisal. The NCEC is not adopting or adapting international criteria. The criteria have been developed following review of international work and consideration of the context of Irish healthcare delivery. The criteria will address current NCEC requirements for screening and prioritisation of clinical guidelines for national appraisal. The criteria will be reviewed and are likely to evolve over time with experience and changing requirements of the healthcare system.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectPATIENT SAFETYen_GB
dc.subjectQUALITYen_GB
dc.subjectCLINICAL GOVERNANCEen_GB
dc.subject.otherAUDITen_GB
dc.titleClinical guideline screening and prioritisation criteriaen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Healthen_GB
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