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This fact sheet provides information to support better health care for people with intellectual disability. It identifies the clinical governance system essential for person-centred care for people with intellectual disability. 

Good health outcomes rely on effective clinical governance and management processes, as well as the existence of robust safety and quality systems. Person-centred care is only possible when governing bodies, managers and clinical leads support the workforce to implement well-designed safety and quality systems. In person-centred clinical governance systems, consumers receive support to be involved at all levels of the organisation’s governance structures, and models of care are designed around the person.

It is part of a series of fact sheets for health service organisations. The aim of the fact sheets is to support improvement in the quality of health care for people with intellectual disability. Reflective questions and suggested strategies are linked to actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) Standards.

Related Information

Intellectual disability: safety and quality issues https://apo.org.au/node/314600

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NSQHS Fact sheet 4