Health policy and Integrayed Governance

. critically analyse a specific aspect of your current or future practice which addresses the learning outcomes (LO).
The LO are:
1. Critically analyse national health policy and the regulatory body\’s guidance and how this influences your practice
2. Critically examine how a particular aspect of service improvement has or would improve the care of the patient.
3. Critically analyse risk assessment and how this relates to patient safety.
4. Critically analyse the NHS integrated Governance agenda and how this relates to all of the above LO
5. Critically apply the principles of integrated governance to the development of professional or critical practice.

The 3000 words essay should include the following elements:
. Identify, justify and describe an opportunity for a service improvement project from a recent practice placement experience (LO 2 and 5)
. Discuss how this type of project contributes to the NHS Quality Improvement agenda, and the broader reforms within Healthcare (LO 1and 4)
. Identify a focal area of current nursing/healthcare practice that this project relates to and evaluate how it might link with relevant English health regulation/policy and professional/regulatory guidance for this area of practice (e.g. Infection control, discharge planning, community based care, dignity and respect) (LO 1 and 5)
. Consider any risk associated with both the project, and the wider reforms, for service users, practitioners and the delivery of nursing (LO 3)
. You should refer to your own project to illustrate your discussions via inclusion of an Appendix to contain a PDSA plan.