Department of Health

Understanding clinical practice toolkit

Peer review is an important tool for understanding and supporting the improvement of clinical practice. Formal peer review should inform organisational performance development and support processes, and in doing so contribute to clinical governance responsibilities. In Partnering for Performance formal peer review has two distinct purposes:

  • it is a key element of the credentialling/re-credentialling process
  • it should be considered the key forum or activity for understanding and judging issues of an individual senior doctor’s clinical performance where significant concerns about an individual’s performance have been raised (that were not able to be managed at the local (for example, unit/department) level).

Details

Topic
Policies and guidelines
Date published
12 Apr 2010
Size
39 pages
Author
Department of Health & Human Services
Language
English
Update frequency
Annually
Available format
PDF

Reviewed 05 October 2015

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