- In this video members of the Clinial Research Network for Greater Manchester explain the wide-ranging benefits of carrying out clinical research in the primary care setting of GP practices and pharmacies.
- In this video Dr Zishan Ali, a GP in Wokingham, Berkshire, talks about how GPs can get involved in research in the NHS, public health and social care with support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Effect of quality improvement programme on leadership, innovation and use of quality improvement methods in general practiceThis study aimed to investigate the effect of quality improvement training on leadership behaviour, culture of innovation and adoption of QI methods in general practice.
- These evaluation tools can be used to help you to evaluate your quality improvement work, learning what has gone well, what could be improved, and plan the next steps of your work.
- This RCGP project aims to develop innovative uses of primary care data that will improve the quality of care delivered to patients. This will support and facilitate quality improvement via data reports tailored to individual practice populations.
- A reference sheet detailing using data sources of comparative data.
- This article considers these challenges and proposes four key ways in which QI might itself be improved.
- Building on a series of thought pieces published by the Health Foundation in Perspectives on context, this best evidence review combines the ideas of receptive and non-receptive contexts for change, with a psychological perspective and the proposition that social context is the key facilitator of quality improvement.
- 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.
- This guide, by The Health Foundation, is intended to assist those new to evaluation by suggesting methodological and practical considerations and providing resources to support further learning.
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.
- This is an exhaustive compilation of research evidence around quality improvement in general practice, conveniently packaged into a readable summary.
- This evidence scan from The Health Foundation compiles research about whether quality improvement collaboratives are effective.
- 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.
- This report published by the King's Fund provides the findings of an independent inquiry into the quality of general practice in England. It summarises the inquiry’s recommendations for delivering high quality primary care.