In June 2017 the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) entered a strategic alliance with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (equivalent to STPs in other parts of England) covering 480 practices in the Greater Manchester area, to provide expertise to the GP Excellence change programme.
The objective of the GP Excellence programme is to support practices through every stage of quality improvement, from ‘Rescue’ stage to sustained quality ‘Excellence’. GP Excellence will cultivate cultural transformation and will take time to embed, with RCGP involvement required for up to 3-years.
The GP Excellence website hosts information, resources and tools for each stage of improvement and for all members of the practice team, across all of the projects as outlined. Importantly, the portal provides a peer support network, sharing good practice and innovations across the region.
Find out more about the delivery partners for the GP Excellence programme below. Click on the headings to expand and collapse the sections.
Royal College of General Practitioners
The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 49,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.
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Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership was formed to oversee the devolution of health and social care services across the Greater Manchester region. Our aim is to achieve the biggest, fastest improvement to the health and wellbeing of our region.The Partnership is made up of our local NHS organisations and councils, as well as people from NHS England and NHS Improvement, our emergency services, the voluntary sector, Healthwatch and others including the Mayor of Greater Manchester.As a group, we’re finding what works on a local level, and we’re responding to what people need across all ten boroughs. We’re using our experience and know-how to improve the way we spend our public health money. And we’re making sure that big decisions are being made together, locally.
The partners involved in the Partnership are set out below.
Greater Manchester Local Authorities
- Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
- Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
- Manchester City Council
- Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
- Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
- Salford City Council
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
- Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
- Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
- Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group
- Bury Clinical Commissioning Group
- Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group
- Manchester Health & Care Commissioning
- Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group
- Salford Clinical Commissioning Group
- Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group
- Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group
- Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group
- Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group
Greater Manchester NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts
- Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust
- Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
- Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
- North West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
- Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
- Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
- Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
- Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
- Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
- North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust