What is the natural history of oxygenation and symptoms during the course of COVID-19 amongst people staying at home? IRAS Project ID: 283310Now published, having been a preprint on medrxiv https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.03.21249168v1.full.pdf for a while and as small sample number (50 people with stay at home COVID-19 as NHSE loaned out oximeters half way through and so cut across our protocol and we had to stop and report) it was difficult to place. It is a great piece ... Read more
- 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.
- Has 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.
- The March 2019 edition of the GP Excellence Newsletter includes coverage from the GM Practice Managers' Conference 2019, details about FairChain SMS, the rollout of the NHS App, Leadership and Development Opportunities and the GMMSc in Integrated Community Healthcare and Leadership.
- The January 2019 issue of the GP Excellence Newsletter includes reflections on the recent Practice Managers Conference, an article on re-thinking Patient Safety and a case study on Cornbrook Medical Practice.
- Our latest newsletter provides an update on the work underway across Greater Manchester as part of the GP Excellence Programme
- Resilience is a concept that many people struggle to define. However, evidence shows us that many of the elements that make up a ‘resilient’ mindset are key to good clinical practice, making good decisions and minimising error. In this article Dr Rachel Morris, Director of Leadership Courses at Red Whale, offers her take on resilience.
- The September 2018 issue of the newsletter provides an update on the work underway across Greater Manchester as part of the GP Excellence programme. It includes information about the learning and support available for your practice along with a feature on social prescribing work at the Alvanley Family Practice in Stockport and a look at the content for quality improvement work.
- This article considers these challenges and proposes four key ways in which QI might itself be improved.
- In this article published in Guidelines in Practice, Dr Michael Holmes and Sarah Woffinden respond to questions on the addition of a pharmacist to the practice team, and discuss the positive impact it has had on both patients and staff alike.
Understanding quality improvement at scale in general practice: A qualitative evaluation of a COPD improvement programmeA growing body of knowledge exists to guide efforts to improve the organisation and delivery of health care, most of which is based on work carried out in hospitals. It is uncertain how transferable this knowledge is to primary care.
- An article by Sir Sam Everington for the Guardian urging providers and commissioners to work together to co-produce contracts that deliver the right outcomes for patients.