This is Manchester, we do things differently here
"This is Manchester, we do things differently here”, how often in recent months has that quote by Tony Wilson been referenced? But when it comes to supporting General Practice in Greater Manchester it definitely applies. Read more »
Is your practice ready for improvement?
My experience has shown me the two most important features in context are time and teamwork. Getting your whole team together to focus on an area of work, where everyone gets to input their thoughts can be very helpful. Read more »
CPRD/RCGP QI Patient Safety Reports
On 2017 I signed our practice, Lockside Medical Centre to CPRD, a research initiative, funded by MHRA/NIHR, that routinely collects anonymised patient data from practices to support innovative public health research. Though my motives were initially altruistic, signing up turned out to bring other benefits. Read more »
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. Read more »
Greater Manchester General Practice Nursing Resource Pack
The GM General Practice Nurse Collaborative (GPN) has developed this resource pack in order that practices have access to information about nurse competencies, job descriptions and career pathways including levels of pay, terms and conditions for Nurses working in general practice. Read more »
The GP Assistant (GPA) is a new role being created in order to relieve some of the pressure on GPs. Former RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker says the assistants would be ‘a cross between a healthcare assistant and a doctor’s PA’ which could provide a ‘short term injection of support’ for general practice. Read more »