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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.

This website is for all those working in general practices across Greater Manchester not just GPs. In addition to the more theoretical content about quality improvement the website provides access practical content to improve everyday work in general practice. Read more »

COVID-19 Resource HubCOVID-19: The RCGP is shifting its resources with immediate effect to focus on the threat presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges to general practice. Our free COVID-19 Resource Hub has a growing range of practical tools and guidance for GPs. Find our latest updates on coronavirus.

Also we would like your help! As a clinical champion and/or clinical advisor we would welcome your support, in the development of new responsible, evidence-based and high quality guidance/resources in this emerging area and to help GPs nationally. 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

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.
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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

  • Guidelines for managing patients with dyspepsia in primary careDyspepsia is a term that describes a collection of symptoms that affect the oesophagus (gullet), stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). This pathway provides guidance on managing patients with dyspepsia in primary care.
  • Patient information leaflet to support patients with dyspepsiaDyspepsia is a term that describes a collection of symptoms that affect the oesophagus (gullet), stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). This leaflet provides information for patients about non-ulcer dyspepsia, the diagnosis given to a patient who has symptoms of dyspepsia when no specific medical cause can be found.
  • Getting Into Research – online workshopThe GM GP Excellence Programme, in conjunction with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester, invite those working in Primary Care to an online workshop on 24th September 2020 from 2:30-4pm to consider becoming research active - providing opportunities for your patients and team to play a part in research and innovation.
  • Resources to support remote consultationThis mindmap published by GP Excellence and Greater Manchester Training Hub provides a simple yet comprehensive collection of useful resources to support GPs, Advanced Clinical Practitioners and Practice Nurses to undertake remote consultations.
  • Handbook for video consultationsThis guide aims to provide clinicians with some guidance on how to modify their usual history taking and examination techniques to ensure a safe and effective consultation for clinicians working via a webcam.
  • COVID-19 Episode 10: Staff Risk Assessment in General Practice​In the latest episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast GPs Sara and Lisa talk to Greater Manchester based GP Dr Jaweeda Idoo and Practice manager Gina Bird about their experiences of staff risk assessments in general practice at the moment.
  • Remote consultations handbookThis guide aims to provide clinicians with some guidance on how to modify their usual history taking and examination techniques to enable a productive and safe remote consultation via webcam or telephone.
  • Respiratory conditions – Remote consulting tips for GPNsThis document provides guidance for general practices on managing patients with respiratory conditions remotely via either telephone or video consultations.
  • Diabetes – Remote consulting tips for GPNsThis document provides guidance for general practices on managing patients with diabetes remotely via either telephone or video consultations. 
  • The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast – Fibromyalgia Part 2In this podcast, Lisa and Sara discuss the management of fibromyalgia in general practice with Professor Anthony Jones and Consultant Physiotherapist William Gregory.
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