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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.


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.
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GM projects

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


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

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


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.


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


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

Recently added resources

  • The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19  – Episode 21st April 2020In this, our second of the COVID-19 specific episodes, GPs Lisa and Sara are joined electronically by Dr Dan Bunstone (GP and Clinical Director of Warrington CCG and Chief Medical Officer at Push Doctor) and Dr Joanna Bircher (GP partner, clinical director for GP Excellence ...
  • The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-1925th March 2020Just released: COVID-19 Episode 1: Introductory tips for general practice In this first episode we talk to Dr Joanna Bircher (GP partner, clinical director for GPExcellence and Pandemic Lead for her PCN) and Dr Viren Mehta (GP partner, clinical director of his PCN and clinical director ...
  • Practice Index eLearning HUB10th March 2020The Practice Index eLearning HUB provides access to free Leadership Training elearning courses for Practice Managers. All of the Practice Index elearning courses are RCGP certified and CPD verified.
  • GP Practice Managers Forum9th March 2020The GP Practice Managers Forum created by Practice Index provides a platform for practice managerial staff throughout the UK to share, network and discuss. Members must have a valid NHS email address and work at a GP practice in order to register.
  • NICE question time and public board meeting, 25th March 202012th February 2020The NICE Question Time and Public Board Meetings are open to anyone, including members of the public and, of course, those working across healthcare. The meeeting on 25th March 2020 will take place at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester.
  • GP Excellence Programme newsletter January 202031st January 2020The January issue of the GP Excellence programme newsletter covers: the forthcoming Practice Managers Conference and GP Complaints Handling workshops, the support offer fromn AQuA to help practices to achieve the QI domain of the QoF, Free PMA e-learning opportunities for non-clinical staff, a QI case study, a spotlight on primary care based research and much more.Improvement science
  • Support to Achieve QI QoF Domain28th January 2020The Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) are offering general practice members tailored support to help practices to achieve the QI domain of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in Prescribing Safety and End of Life Care.
  • PCN offers from partnership organisations28th January 2020This brochure outlines support from various partner organisations that is available to Primary Care Networks PCN across Greater Manchester.
  • Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast15th January 2020Join Dr Sara MacDermott and Dr Lisa Adams, two GPs in the Greater Manchester area, on the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast as they interview specialists from different subject areas with the aim of improving the confidence and knowledge of local primary care clinicians.Patient involvement | Engagement | Leadership
  • Free 3 hour GP Complaints Handling workshop13th January 2020NHS England are providing a free 3 hour GP Complaints Handling workshop in Manchester on 12 March 2020 which aims to support general practices in preventing and managing complaints and improving the service provided to patients.
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