Standards for point-of-care testing

PoCT Standard 1 - Clinical governance


PoCT Standard 1 | Clinical governance

Our practice uses clinical governance to establish and review clinical responsibility and accountability. 

Effective clinical governance of PoCT ensures that: 

  • each practice team member takes ownership of PoCT processes, models good practice, and challenges poor practice 
  • each team member is jointly accountable for patient safety and quality care 
  • roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for achieving agreed outcomes are clearly allocated to and agreed to by team members, according to each person’s scope of practice 
  • practice team members use what they have learnt to improve patient safety and quality of care.