• Time for Care Quality Improvement for General Practice Nurses

    Time for Care Quality Improvement for General Practice Nurses is a two day programme designed for all nurses working in general practice across North West and North East England.  
  • The General Practice podcasts

    The General Practice podcasts published by Ockham Healthcare cover a wide range of issues faced by general practitioners and colleuegs in local primary care teams.
  • Time for Care learning in action programme

    The Time for Care programme is at the heart of the General Practice Forward View's support for practices to redesign their care and manage demand more sustainably. Using a variety of means this initiative provided by the NHS England Sustainable Improvement team will give every practice in England the chance to learn about proven innovations that release time for care.
  • Productive General Practice Quick Start

    Productive General Practice (PGP) Quick Start is an on-site, hands-on, short term support package for practices that forms part of a local Time for Care programme. Alongside the 10 High Impact Actions the support package provided by NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team aims to help practices release time for care and build improvement capability.
  • Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management

    This is a comprehensive diploma for people who are managing primary care and are becoming responsible for creating and running primary care provision at scale including primary care networks, new care models, GP super practices and GP or other primary care federations.
  • Life QI

    The Life QI online platform is a project and programme management tool for quality improvement, using quality improvement approaches and techniques.
  • Spreading the adoption of innovation into practice

    In this video published by The King's Fund Liz Mear, Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency, shares her experiences of working with within Academic Health Sceence Networks (AHSNs) to spread the adoption of innovation into practice across the NHS.
  • Quality Improvement Project (QIP) Guidance for GP Trainees

    The RCGP has produced this guidance for GP Trainees completing a Quality Improvement Project (QIP) as part of their training.
  • Embedding a culture of quality improvement

    This report published by the King’s Fund explores the factors that have helped organisations to launch a quality improvement strategy, and the key enablers for sustaining a focus on continuous quality improvement.
  • Atrial fibrillation toolkit

    This interactive toolkit aims to help healthcare professionals to improve the detection and treatment of people with Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Reporting and Learning from patient safety incidents in general practice

    The purpose of this guide is to: • maximise opportunities to learn from patient safety incidents in your practice, and to share learning via organisational or national reporting systems • outline a process for learning from patient safety incidents in your practice. Where appropriate, this guide will signpost existing well-written resources and does not seek to replicate their content.
  • Sharing practical experiences of Quality Improvement

    This webinar hosted by the RCGP on 6 December 2016 gave clinicians a chance to learn about increasing capability using Quality Improvement, and share experiences of what works for them and the challenges they face.
  • Motivating others to take part in Quality Improvement

    This webinar followed 'Sharing practical experiences of Quality Improvement' and provided more information on the new self accreditation and online website, QI Ready, alongside sharing tips on motivating members of your practice in quality improvement.
  • QI Ready eLearning modules

    The RCGP has produced eLearning modules to compliment the QI Ready network and self-accreditation process. There are a suite of three modules that will assist you in better understanding quality improvement methodologies.
  • Quality Improvement Hub

    The Quality Improvement Hub website provides a range of resources to support organisations to improve the quality of healthcare in Scotland. The tools provided here can support you in your improvement work.
  • Context checklist for QI Project

    The context checklist breaks down context into nine elements. Consider each in turn and decide whether they are applicable to your situation, and whether any action is required.
  • RCGP Quick guide: Context and Culture

    This RCGP Quick guide helps practitioners to reflect on the context or environment in which a quality improvement intervention is to be introduced.
  • Quality improvement and diabetes care

    This presentation can be used during a training session to introduce QI tools and methods to the teams who care for patients with diabetes.
  • QI Ready self-accreditation

    QI Ready is a self approval tool to assist you in better understanding quality improvement methodologies. It offers clear examples of QI in practice and will help you to improve your knowledge and skills in this field.
  • Does quality improvement improve quality?

    This article considers these challenges and proposes four key ways in which QI might itself be improved.
  • An Illustrated Look at Quality Improvement in Health Care

    In this video, Dr. Mike Evans, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, starts with a simple question: Why should you care about quality improvement? He presents a brief history of QI, then touches on system design, the Model for Improvement, and the familiar challenge, "What can you do by next Tuesday?" - all in less than nine minutes!
  • Understanding pressures in general practice

    This report published by the King's Fund looks at patient factors, system factors and supply-side issues to see what lies behind the increasing demands and pressure faced by general practice.
  • Quality improvement – Training for better outcomes

    The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has drawn together a wide range of stakeholders, to align efforts to implement quality improvement training as a core competence in practice.
  • RCGP Quick guide: The QI Wheel for Primary Care

    This RCGP Quick guide explains the Quality Improvement wheel for primary care, a simple visual representation that illustrates the the main elements to consider in design, delivery and evaluation of a QI project, acting as a guide to the stages involved.
  • Context for successful quality improvement

    Building on a series of thought pieces published by the Health Foundation in Perspectives on context, this best evidence review combines the ideas of receptive and non-receptive contexts for change, with a psychological perspective and the proposition that social context is the key facilitator of quality improvement.
  • The habits of an improver

    In this paper, Professor Bill Lucas offers a way of viewing the field of improvement from the perspective of the men and women who deliver and co-produce care on the ground – the improvers on whom the NHS depends.
  • The quality improvement guide: The improving quality together edition

    This guide brings together learning from around Wales – and further afield - to explain how a simple set of techniques can be applied to improve the services provided by NHS Wales.
  • Quality improvement made simple: What everyone should know about healthcare quality improvement

    This guide, from The Health Foundation, focuses in particular at what are known as organisational or industrial approaches to quality improvement.
  • Clinical commissioning groups: Supporting improvement in general practice?

    The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust are working together to assess the implementation and impact of CCGs. Between 2012 and 2015, we are following the evolution of clinical commissioning in six case-study sites and will publish the findings annually.
  • How to change practice: understand, identify and overcome barriers to change

    This guide published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence provides practical suggestions based on evidence and experience to help managers and clinicians influence changes in practice.
  • The quality improvement guide for educators and students

    This guide highlights the key role of educators and students in quality improvement and showcases examples of student improvement projects in Wales.
  • Improving the quality of care in general practice: key findings for GPs from an independent inquiry

    This report published by the King's Fund provides the findings of an independent inquiry into the quality of general practice in England. It summarises the inquiry’s recommendations for delivering high quality primary care.
  • Quality improvement in general practice

    This report, from The Kings Fund, makes recommendations for action at multiple levels of the health system to nurture and support improvements in quality in general practice.
  • The Facilitator’s Toolkit: Tools, techniques and tips for effective facilitation

    This toolkit published by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement provides tools, tips and ideas for facilitating small and large groups.
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