Clinical Governance: A Friend or Foe to Dental Care Practice in the UK?

Michael Snowden, Fiona Ellwood, Rob McSherry, Jamie Halsall, Donna Hough

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This paper presents a literature review of clinical governance and its impact upon dental health care in the UK. Whilst the value of clinical governance is recognised, the findings illustrate that the concept of clinical governance remains challenging to dental care practitioners, illustrated by lack of knowledge and confidence in its application and evaluation. The study also identifies a distinct paucity of research concerning impact and makes recommendations to enhance clinical governance in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-120
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Perceptions in Public Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2017


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