QOF Quality Improvement (QI) Modules – What’s it all about?The idea behind introducing ‘QI Modules’ rather than targets is that practices can be flexible and, mostly, work on a project that is specific to their patient needs, aiming towards an outcome that is valued by the patients and the practice, and using sound QI methods.
Quality Improvement Toolkit For Early Diagnosis Of CancerThis toolkit is to help GPs and their practice teams to improve their early diagnosis of cancer principally by using the findings from the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit (NCDA). The NCDA is an audit of primary and secondary care data of patients diagnosed with cancer. It ...
Sharing practical experiences of Quality ImprovementThis 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 ImprovementThis 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.
RCGP Quick guide: Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) approachThis RCGP Quick guide introduces the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) approach, a technique that allows you to test out improvements in a controlled way so that change can occur gradually, with an awareness of unintended consequences.
Webinar – The experience of improving diabetes careThis webinar explored issues surrounding improving the diabetes care using Quality Improvement methods and tools. The webinar gives an introduction to QI tools and methods, looks at their use in practice setting, and points to available resources.
RCGP Quick guide: Fishbone diagramThis RCGP Quick guide introduces Fishbone diagrams (also called cause and effect analysis) which are used to help to identify and display the root causes of a problem.
RCGP Quick guide: Clinical auditThis RCGP Quick guide provides the standard headings for a clinical audit report and gives tips on how to define and fulfil each section. It attempts to keep the process simple and will satisfy the requirements of General Medical Council (GMC) revalidation.
RCGP Quick guide: Care bundlesThis RCGP Quick guide introduces care bundles, an accepted method of measuring more than one indicator. They are useful when you wish to implement a series of indicators that are all important in achieving the outcome.
RCGP Quick guide: Communication strategyThis RCGP Quick guide introduces communication strategy an improvement tool that plans how to spread the news of your improvement project. It includes both who to inform, and how to do so.
RCGP Quick guide: CollaborativesThis RCGP Quick guide introduces quality improvement collaboratives, groups of people meeting together to learn from and motivate one another.
RCGP Quick guide: Theory of Constraints and FlowThis RCGP Quick guide introduces the theory of constraints and flow, a methodology for identifying the most significant limiting factor – the constraint – which stands in the way of the organisation's goal being met.
RCGP Quick guide: EvaluationThis RCGP Quick guide explains how presenting an evaluation of any quality improvement activity undertaken can help share its results.
RCGP Quick guide: NetworksThis RCGP Quick guide explains that building networks of people with a common purpose and enthusiasm for positive change is a way of harnessing the power of ‘emergent change’.
RCGP Quick guide: Visual displaysThis RCGP Quick guide explains how visual displays can share your improvement data in an accessible format so that everyone involved knows if their improvement efforts are working.
RCGP Quick guide: Appreciative InquiryThis RCGP Quick guide introduces appreciative inquiry, a method that help groups of people working together to learn more from their success and to build on these to generate further improvements.
RCGP Quick guide: Measurement and AnalysisThis RCGP Quick guide explains how measurement and analysis can tell us what we need to improve, then, once we’ve started to make changes, it can tell us if our efforts are making a difference.
RCGP Quick guide: Driver DiagramsThis RCGP Quick guide introduces driver diagrams, a tool to help you to organise your improvements in a logical way, so that everyone involved can see how the planned changes will lead to the desired improvement.
RCGP Quick guide: Communication MatrixThis RCGP Quick guide introduces the communication matrix, a systematic way of identifying members of the team and the themes they need to know in carrying out your improvement work.
RCGP Quick guide: Gantt ChartsThis RCGP Quick guide introduces Gantt charts, a tool that provides a visual representation of your project schedule which helps to identify a realistic timeframe for implementing a project.
RCGP Quick guide: Run chartsThis RCGP Quick guide introduces Run charts, a tool that allows practices to analyse data, with minimum use of statistical methods, and helps determine if an improvement has been made.
RCGP Quick guide: Model for improvementThe model for improvement ensures that you and your team are very clear and specific about what you want to improve and how you will know if you have been successful.
RCGP Quick guide: Diagnostic SurveyThis RCGP Quick guide introduces diagnostic survey, a frequently used method used to identify the needs of the target group for any improvement work.
RCGP Quick guide: The QI Wheel for Primary CareThis 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.2 comments
RCGP Quick guide: Diagnostic AnalysisThis RCGP Quick guide introduces diagnostic analysis, a method used to examine the group which will be affected by a change and the setting in which that change will occur before the start of implementation of the change.
QI Session at RCGP Conference 2015In this short video QI experts, Dr Bill Taylor and Dr Joanna Bircher, talk you through how and why GPs and ppractice teams can use Quality Improvement tools and methods to achieve better outcomes for their patients and practices.