• NICE question time and public board meeting, 25th March 2020

    The 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 2020

    The 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 Leaders in Primary Care programme

    AQuA's Improvement Leaders programme will support you to build upon your existing knowledge whilst learning new skills with our team of expert improvement advisors and leaders of improvement in primary care.
  • Clinical research in primary care

    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.
  • Improving the prescribing of opioid based analgesia at Springfield Medical Centre

    Springfield Medical Centre is a general practice with 10,000 patients in Eccles. The practice recently undertoook a successful project to improve prescribing of opioid based analgesia.
  • Reducing routine GP appointment waiting times at Pickering Medical Practice, North Yorkshire

    A North Yorkshire GP practice has managed a reduction of 47% in waiting times (from 19 days to 10 days) for routine GP appointments. The work undertaken also saw improvements in other areas, including a 15% reduction in stress levels for staff and a 12% increase in telephone consultations.
  • COPD – Greater Manchester COPD Programme

    Health Innovation Manchester is bringing together resources from the NHS, social care and pharmaceutical industry to ensure that every person with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has access to equitable, high quality care. This clinician-led learning tool aims to support local GP practices in the care of patients with COPD.2 comments
  • Personal Professional Development in Public Health or Primary Care

    The Personal Professional Development course meets the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.
  • MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice

    The MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice gives allied healthcare professionals the knowledge and skills they need to enhance their practice and prepare for leadership roles. The course is aimed at registered professionals such as dieticians, audiologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, paramedics and occupational therapists who seek continuing professional development opportunities.
  • MRes Primary Care

    The MRes Primary Care course is an innovative distance learning research degree that provides an introduction to research development, mainly for those currently in the healthcare workforce who wish to become researchers or pursue a research pathway within their profession.
  • MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice (Nursing)

    The MSc in Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice gives registered nurses the knowledge and skills they need to enhance their practice and prepare for leadership roles.
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacy

    This masters degree in offfers part-time distance and blended learning options that enable practitioners to develop clinical, leadership and research skills while working as a pharmacist.
  • Integrated Community Healthcare and Leadership (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

    This new part-time masters degree aims to help people to develop the leadership skills needed to lead neighbourhoods and networks and deliver integrated health and social care services in line with the NHS longterm plan and the new GP contract. Anyone who works in primary care in Greater Manchester may be eligible for a bursary to support their fees.
  • Productive General Practice programme

    The Productive General Practice programme is designed to help general practice continue to deliver high quality care whilst meeting increasing levels of demand and diverse expectations.
  • Urban Village Medical Practice Homeless Healthcare Service (incorporating the mpath service)

    Urban Village Medical Practice is a GP practice based at Ancoats Primary Care Centre on the outskirts of Manchester city centre.  As well as providing primary healthcare to over 10,000 registered general patients the team at the practice have also been providing healthcare to homeless people in Manchester since 1991.
  • Quality Improvement to drive earlier cancer diagnosis

    Cancer Research UK and Dr Bill Taylor (RCGP Clinical Lead for building QI capability) invite you to attend a half day workshop focused on using quality improvement techniques to drive the early diagnosis of cancer in primary care.
  • The General Practice podcasts

    The General Practice podcasts published by Ockham Healthcare cover a wide range of issues faced by general practitioners and colleuegs in local primary care teams.
  • Time for Care learning in action programme

    The Time for Care programme is at the heart of the General Practice Forward View's support for practices to redesign their care and manage demand more sustainably. Using a variety of means this initiative provided by the NHS England Sustainable Improvement team will give every practice in England the chance to learn about proven innovations that release time for care.
  • Productive General Practice Quick Start

    Productive General Practice (PGP) Quick Start is an on-site, hands-on, short term support package for practices that forms part of a local Time for Care programme. Alongside the 10 High Impact Actions the support package provided by NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team aims to help practices release time for care and build improvement capability.
  • Improving Processes in Salford GP Practices

    Practices Improving Processes in Salford, otherwise known as PIPS, was a Breakthrough Series (BTS) Collaborative designed to improve efficiency in eight Salford GP practices with a view to share learning across Salford by using Quality Improvement (QI) methodologies.
  • Reducing harm to patients taking high risk drugs in Salford

    Practices Improving the Safety of Medicines in Salford, otherwise known as PrISMS, was a Breakthrough Series Collaborative designed to improve medication safety in 8 Salford GP practices with a view to scale up across all GP practices in Salford.
  • Audit tea breaks – Clinical Audit Awareness Week

    HQIP have produced some resources to support organisations holding ‘audit tea breaks’ as part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week. The resources include a poster, an invite for staff, a quiz and conversation tips. The resources are available here.
  • Reporting and Learning from patient safety incidents in general practice

    The purpose of this guide is to: • maximise opportunities to learn from patient safety incidents in your practice, and to share learning via organisational or national reporting systems • outline a process for learning from patient safety incidents in your practice. Where appropriate, this guide will signpost existing well-written resources and does not seek to replicate their content.
  • Guide to managing ethical issues in quality improvement or clinical audit projects

    This guide is intended to help those responsible to review and develop arrangements for the effective ethics oversight of QI and clinical audit activities, as required.
  • National Diabetes Audit (NDA) 2015-16 publication

    The National Diabetes Audit has collected data from 2003-04 to the present day. The latest publication reports on care processes and treatment targets for the audit period 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2016.
  • National Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Audit: National report

    This report details the findings of the CKD audit programme which compared GP practice performance against NICE quality standards.
  • Diabetes Care quality improvement tool

    The Diabetes Care quality improvement tool has been designed to help practices to audit their clinical data helping them to optimise the management and care of patients with diabetes and reduce their risk of developing associated complications.
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

    The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership is an independent organisation aims to improve health outcomes by enabling those who commission, deliver and receive healthcare to measure and improve our healthcare services. The HQIP website offers resources and support to help measure and improve healthcare services, especially in the areas of national clinical audit and quality improvement.
  • QI Ready self-accreditation

    QI Ready is a self approval tool to assist you in better understanding quality improvement methodologies. It offers clear examples of QI in practice and will help you to improve your knowledge and skills in this field.
  • National Clinical Audit of STIs and HIV: Feasibility study report

    This one year feasibility study was funded by NHSE, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, and ran from March 2015- March 2016
  • National chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) audit programme: Primary care report for England 2014–15

    This summary report has been published as part of the National COPD Audit Programme. It details national data relating to primary-care-delivered COPD care in England.
  • Executive summary for national COPD audit programme 2016

    The report, commissioned by HQIP as part of the National Clinical Audit Programme and carried out by the Royal College of Physicians, uses data provided by 280 practices across Wales, including 48,105 COPD patients, the report highlights areas for quality improvement and sets out a series of key priorities for both general practices and Health Boards.
  • National Diabetes Audit Quality Improvement Programme Report

    This report summarises the results and conclusions of a primary care diabetes quality improvement programme commissioned by NHS Digital and conducted by the Royal College of General Practitioners between June 2015 and September 2016.
  • Best practice in clinical audit

    The purpose of this guide is to set out updated criteria for best practice in local clinical audit. As well as the guide, check lists are available which can be used to assess healthcare organisations, clinical audit programmes and clinical audits against the criteria.
  • Rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis: 2nd annual report 2016

    The National Rheumatoid and Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit report was commissioned by HQIP as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) and carried out by the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR).
  • Clinical Audit Surgery Posters

    The RCGP has produced a series of posters and animations in partnership with the London College of Communication to promote effective clinical audits in GP surgeries.
  • An introduction to statistics for local clinical audit and improvement

    This guide sets out the basics of statistical data analysis and presentation for those involved in local clinical audit and improvement projects.
  • National Cancer Diagnosis Audit

    The National Cancer Diagnosis Audit (NCDA) aims to help review practice processes and improve cancer outcomes. The audit will look at cancer diagnosis and implementation of clinical standards to inform delivery of best care for cancer patients.
  • What is clinical audit? And other frequently asked questions

    A simple guide covering common FAQs on clinical audit.
  • A guide to good quality coding and safety netting for cancer diagnosis

    This guide to quality coding and safety netting for cancer diagnosis aims to enhance patient safety by having the most up-to-date and connected information about your patient at your fingertips, regardless of how long you have known the patient.
  • Guide to quality improvement methods

    The guide brings together twelve quality improvement (QI) methods, providing an overview of each and practical advice on how and when to implement them, with illustrative case examples.
  • National Diabetes Audit

    The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is a major national clinical audit, which measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards, in England and Wales.
  • Improving the quality of cancer care in primary care

    This toolkit developed by Macmillan Cancer Support aims to support the primary care professionals to develop initiatives and programmes which have a positive impact on the care of people daiagnosed with cancer, their families and carers.
  • How to develop a patient-friendly clinical audit report

    HQIP's definitive guide to developing clinical audit reports and tools suitable for patients, carers and other lay readers and useful to all involved in clinical audit and quality improvement, featuring guidance, tips, examples and case studies.
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