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The GP Excellence (GPEx) website is your starting place for sharing knowledge, finding information, identifying resources and learning opportunities designed for improvement and development of GP Practices across Greater Manchester.

The programme aims to support and improve Greater Manchester General Practices to enable care for the population by thriving general practice.

We will do this by supporting and developing individuals and GP practices, create positive engagement across the GM system and beyond and create an ‘improvement culture’ across GM General Practice.

The GP Excellence Programme is a partnership between Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and the Royal College of General Practitioners. Read more »

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About the network

The about section tells you more about the website and the delivery partners involved with the GP Excellence change programme across Greater Manchester.

Network

Network

The network section provides access to information about resources, case studies, quick guides and discussions. You can also find and interact with other members and organisations.

GM projects

GM projects

The GM projects section contains information about quality improvement project case studies, members and organisations based in the Greater Manchester area.

Events

Events

The Events section contains information about quality improvement events, including conferences, workshops and webinars.

Quality improvement

Quality improvement

The Quality improvement section contains information that can be browsed using the main topics of quality improvement wheel for primary care.

Support

Support

You can use the Support section to find information relevant to specific roles in the general practice team, such as GP, Nurse, Pharmacist, Practice Manager and Receptionist.

E-learning

Learning

The Learning section contains information about learning resources, courses and organisations that can support you to improve your quality improvement knowledge and skills.

Research

Research

The Research section contains information about resources that can support you to undertake research in general practice.

Recently added resources

  • Clinical research in primary care9th July 2019In this video members of the Clinial Research Network for Greater Manchester explain the wide-ranging benefits of carrying out clinical research in the primary care setting of GP practices and pharmacies.Diagnose | Analysis tools
  • Time for Care Quality Improvement for General Practice Nurses25th June 2019Time 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.  Context | Diagnose | Plan and test | Implement | Sustain | Patient involvement | Engagement | Improvement science | Behaviour change
  • GP Assistants18th June 2019The GP Assistant (GPA) is a new role being created in order to relieve some of the pressure on GPs. Former RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker says the assistants would be ‘a cross between a healthcare assistant and a doctor’s PA’ which could provide a ‘short term injection of support’ for general practice.
  • Recruitment and Retention – Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship14th June 2019Has your practice considered becoming a Tier 2 sponsorship license holder? This licence will allow you to employ non-EEA workers, which can help support clinical recruitment and retention.
  • GP Excellence Newsletter May 201910th June 2019The GP Excellence Newsletter offers the latest news and information from the GP Excellence team. The May edition features the Pride in Practice scheme, GM COPD Virtual Learning Hub, improving the prescribing of opioid based analgesia at Springfield Medical Centre and an article on the the benefits of the CPRD research initiative.
  • High dose opioids per 1000 patients – Springfield House Medical Practice27th May 2019  As a practice of 10,000 patients, Springfield Medical Centre identified all patients who were prescribed opiate based analgesia at daily doses greater than 120mg. In total, 35 patients were identified and they spent the last 12 months reducing these doses down to below 120mg. ...
  • MSc in Integrated Community Heathcare22nd May 2019The GM GP Excellence Programme may be able to help to support some of the fees towards your MSc in Integrated Community Healthcare and Leadership. Contact us by email at gm.gpexcellence@nhs.net to find out more.
  • Integrated Clinical Academic bridging scheme21st May 2019The Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) bridging scheme led by Health Education England North and the National Institute for Health Research offers a 12-month post-doctoral programme with an individual award of up to £34,000 and up to £10,000 for the 6/12 month pre-doctoral programme.Improvement science
  • The Practice Nurse Foundation Course8th May 2019This course aims to enhance the competence and confidence of registered practitioners new to working with a General Practice surgery, as autonomous professionals.
  • Greater Manchester General Practice Nursing Resource Pack30th April 2019The GM General Practice Nurse Collaborative (GPN) has developed this resource pack in order that practices have access to information about nurse competencies, job descriptions and career pathways including levels of pay, terms and conditions for Nurses working in general practice.Context
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