GM gastroenterology GP education webinarThe Greater Manchester gastroenterology GP education webinar was held on the 24th September 2020 and introduced participants to the updated endoscopy referral pathways. Presentations, questions and answers and a recording of the webinar are available to download and watch.
Jane WilcockI have worked in the same general practice all my career and am currently a part-time salaried partner. I enjoy medical education and taught individuals, moving into group teaching then to university life (at which time I ceased to be a GP principal and became ...email@example.comBolton Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 8HP, UKGP@janewilcock
The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19 Episode 6: ShieldingCOVID-19 Episode 6: Shielding (supported by GP Excellence) There have been a lot of questions within primary care regarding shielding and vulnerable patients. Sara and Lisa speak to Dr Joanna Bircher and Dr Viren Mehta about the confusion and get their thoughts on the subject. In the episode ...
Greater Manchester Training HubThe Greater Manchester Training Hub is a collaboration of four local training hubs, providing support for general practice around workforce development and retention.
The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19 – Episode 3The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19 COVID-19 Episode 3: Managing COVID-19 in General Practice (supported by GP Excellence) Lisa and Sara are joined by GPs Dr Viren Mehta and Dr Joanna Bircher who summarise new guidelines and evidence relevant in primary care this week. Covered this ...
The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19 – Episode 2In this, our second of the COVID-19 specific episodes, GPs Lisa and Sara are joined electronically by Dr Dan Bunstone (GP and Clinical Director of Warrington CCG and Chief Medical Officer at Push Doctor) and Dr Joanna Bircher (GP partner, clinical director for GP Excellence ...
David MillsFormer Executive Director of private hospitals with expertise in the following areas: Change management Hospital senior management – becoming more open Commercial contracts LEAN principles with broad spectrum staff involvement Process innovation (using FISH maps, staff ownership and Kaizen to improve outcomes) Patient pathway firstname.lastname@example.orgDirectorlinkedin.com/in/david-mills-41a95340/Former
GP Excellence Programme newsletter January 2020The 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.
Support to Achieve QI QoF DomainThe Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) are offering general practice members tailored support to help practices to achieve the QI domain of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in Prescribing Safety and End of Life Care.
Free 3 hour GP Complaints Handling workshopNHS England are providing a free 3 hour GP Complaints Handling workshop in Manchester on 12 March 2020 which aims to support general practices in preventing and managing complaints and improving the service provided to patients.
Michelle CollinsHi Michelle, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester.email@example.comPractice Manager
Katie IllingworthI’m Katie, a non-medical prescriber and Practice Nurse specialising in the management of type 2 diabetes. I work at Ashcroft Surgery in Levenshulme. I am interested in holistic approach to health care, aiming for a personalised approach to best firstname.lastname@example.orgNurse
GP Excellence Newsletter – November 2019The November issue of the GP Excellence programme newsletter covers: Practice Managers’ Conference, Outstanding practices, the LGBT Foundation's Pride in Practice Awards, Courses and training opportunities, the Primary Care Awards 2019, the NNWLA Primary Care Development Fund and an update on Tier 2 Sponsorship.
Karin McCallHi Karin, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester.email@example.comGP
Time for Care Quality Improvement for Early Career GPsThe Time for Care programme is offering a fully funded two day quality improvement workshop for early career GPs (ST3 - First-five). The two day programme for the North West region will take place in Manchester on 26 and 27 February 2020.
Sheila HodgesHi , I’m a Practice Nurse at West Gorton Medical Centre . Non-medical prescriber in Asthma & COPD . Interested in lifestyle medicine as the bedrock of empowering people to look after themselves .firstname.lastname@example.orgWest Gorton Medical Centre, 2 Clowes Street, Manchester M12 5JE, UKPractice Nurse@SHodges49
Improvement Leaders in Primary Care programmeAQuA'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.
Be a Greater Manchester NurseThe Be a Greater Manchester Nurse campaign aims to recruit nurses in Greater Manchester, growing the profession and opening up opportunities for current, returning and future practitioners.
Post CCT GP Fellowship Programme 2019/2020Details of 36 GP Fellowship posts available as part of a programme led by Health Education England to support newly qualified GPs to develop the leadership and advanced clinical skills required for the future of GP development.
GP Excellence Newsletter – August 2019The August issue of the GP Excellence programme newsletter covers: Time for Care, Outstanding practices, the new GPNEN website, Post CCT fellowships and how to apply, new quality improvement report on Sodium Valproate prescribing and an update on Tier 2 Sponsorship.
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.
Clinical research in primary careIn 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.
Greater Manchester NHS LibrariesGreater Manchester NHS Libraries provide access to, and signposting of, resources to support education, training, continuing professional development, evidence based practice, and knowledge management. BMJ Best Practice https://bestpractice.bmj.com/ (OpenAthens Password required) Register for a NHS OpenAthens Account https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, British Nursing Index (BNI) ...
GP AssistantsThe 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.
GP Excellence Newsletter May 2019The GP Excellence Newsletter offers the latest news and information from the GP Excellence team. The May edition features the Pride in Practice scheme, GM COPD Virtual Learning Hub, improving the prescribing of opioid based analgesia at Springfield Medical Centre and an article on the the benefits of the CPRD research initiative.
HOLLIE FRANCISHi HOLLIE, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester.email@example.comGP and network clinical director
MSc in Integrated Community HeathcareThe GM GP Excellence Programme may be able to help to support some of the fees towards your MSc in Integrated Community Healthcare and Leadership. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
The Practice Nurse Foundation CourseThis course aims to enhance the competence and confidence of registered practitioners new to working with a General Practice surgery, as autonomous professionals.
Justine VerniéHi Justine, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester.email@example.comPerformance & Quality Improvement Co-ordinator
Lindsay GreenhalghHi Lindsay, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester.firstname.lastname@example.orgAdvanced Prescribing Support Pharamcist
Greater Manchester General Practice Nursing Resource PackThe 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.
Salford CVSSalford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration. We are at the heart of creating a better and fairer Salford A strategy for the voluntary, community and ...0161 787 email@example.com@salfordcvsIrwell Place, Eccles, Manchester M30 0FN, UK
NICE cancer guidance training for Practice and District nursesThis free and highly interactive session is focused on looking at the changes within NICE cancer referral criteria that specifically relate to Practice, and District, nurses. It is also an opportunity to refresh existing skills and knowledge to help nurses awareness of signs and symptoms, ...
COPD – Greater Manchester COPD ProgrammeHealth 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
COPD – Living with the conditionPatients in Greater Manchester have lent their voices and stories to a new Aardman animation, the creators of “Wallace & Gromit”, focused on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The film sees COPD patients discuss experience of living with the condition and the importance of having a voice in their care, all while animated as a variety of animals and pets.
GP Excellence Newsletter – March 2019The 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.
Chain SMSDoes your practice use Chain SMS? Chain SMS is available from AccuRX ad can be used by practices to send text messages to patients for a range of purposes including recall, care plans, patient information and delivering test results. Using Chain SMS benefits both practice ...
Clare GibbonsSalford Primary Care Together is a Community Interest Company, which means we exist to improve the health and wellbeing of Salford people. I lead a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and administrative staff to deliver high quality primary care to over 16,000 registered patients over 4 ...0161 212 firstname.lastname@example.org City Approach, Orbit Developments, Albert St, Eccles, Manchester M30 0BL, UKGP Executive Lead for Direct Delivery, Salford Primary Care Together
MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional PracticeThe 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 CareThe 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 Clinical PharmacyThis 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.
Heather CraigieHi Heather, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester.0161 776 email@example.comGP Partner
Steve HeaneyA Practice Manager since 2007 and a NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group Board member since 2013. Prior to becoming a Practice Manager I worked for many in a large retail bank eventually becoming a Seionr Manager. I currently lead the Practice Manager group in Oldham ...0161 652 firstname.lastname@example.org Block Lane, Chadderton, Oldham, UKPractice Manager
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.
Graham MellorsI am based with Primary Care Manchester, the GP Federation for central Manchester. I support the development of the Manchester Local Care Organisation and the place-based approach to population health in the central locality, with a particular emphasis on the interface with primary medical email@example.comLower Vickers Street, Manchester M40 7LH, UKLocality Lead@care_manchester
GP Excellence Newsletter – January 2019The 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.
Julie RyleyHi Julie, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester.firstname.lastname@example.orgHead of Primary Care Development
NICE Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines in Adults 2018This guideline covers diagnosing and managing chronic heart failure in people aged 18 and over in primary care and the community. It aims to improve diagnosis and treatment to increase the length and quality of life for people with heart failure.
Greater Manchester GP Excellence Practice Managers’ ConferenceThe Greater Manchester GP Excellence Practice Manager Conference brings together a variety of inspiring leadership and motivational speakers and providing expertise to support and address the challenges practice managers are currently facing. It takes place from 9:30-16:30 on 6th February 2019 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
Nicholas CurtisI am a GP employed by Mastercall Healthcare – OOH provider for Stockport and Trafford. I also work on the pathfinder scheme with NWAS and care homes in schemes to avoid unnecessary hospital email@example.comGeneral Practitioner
rachele SchofieldAs Primary Care Manager I have the dual role of ensuring that practices are effective and active members of the CCG (through the provision of information, effective communication, management of processes, and of the day-to-day commissioning of General Practice), whilst also leading and supporting practices ...firstname.lastname@example.orgPrimary Care Manager
Adeola OyegbiteI am GP (with 8 years experience) on a 12 month Quality Improvement Fellowship in Salford. I provide clinical care and carry out QI work during my 8 sessions. My improvement work involves applying QI principles to a practice project and engaging the practice email@example.comGP QI fellow, Salford Primary Care Together
Jatinder SinghI am a GP working in Manchester city centre for over 6 years. In addition to routine day to day General Practice, I have interests in Musculoskeletal Medicine (including joint/soft tissue injections), Chronic Pain Management, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Transgender Health. I also offer ...firstname.lastname@example.orgGP
Emma PlantBeen Practice Manager at Lees Medical Practice since January 2014 Obtained Amspar diploma in Practice Management in 1995 0161 652 email@example.comAthens Way, Lees, Oldham OL4 3BP, UKPractice Manager
Clare FozardI have recently completed GP training in Liverpool in July 2018. I am now working with Salford Primary Care Together as a GP Fellow in Quality Improvement. I work as a GP two days a week across Eccles, Little Hulton and Lower Broughton areas in ...firstname.lastname@example.orgLittleton Road, Salford M7 3SE, UKGP Fellow in Quality Improvement, Salford Primary Care Together@cfozard
The Range Medical CentreTRMC are based in Central Manchester serving a diverse population. We aim to provide the very best standard of health care and health advice to all of our patients. Our mission statement is: “to provide a high quality of healthcare for all our patients which ...0161 870 8099TheRange.MedCtr@nhs.net@TheRangeMC121 Withington Road, Manchester M16 8EE, UK
Aimee HiltonHi Aimee, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester.email@example.comPractice Manager
Catherine ForresterHi Catherine, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the GP Excellence website for Greater Manchester.079674205890161 434 firstname.lastname@example.org Mauldeth Road, Manchester, UKPracticed Manager
Debbie DaviesMy name is Debbie Davies , I have been a practice nurse for 21 years. I am mainly responsible for chronic disease management and I am a non medical prescriber – v300 prescribing qualification (2011).email@example.comSlade Lane, Manchester M19 2AF, UKPractice Nurse
Michael PursgloveI am the Business Manager for The Avenue Medical Centre, a 6 x Partner Practice located in Blackley.0161 720 firstname.lastname@example.org Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester, M9 6BABusiness Manager
Sue SmithsonI am Practice Manager at Whitley Road Medical Centre. I enjoy being part of a team of excellent clinicians who put their patients needs at the forefront of care delivery. As a PM with a Nursing background, I believe leadership should facilitate and ensure effective, safe ...NA0161 email@example.com Whitley Road, Manchester, UKPractice ManagerNANANANA
Deborah SmithI am a practice manager of a two site, outstanding, practice. I’m part of an amazing team who are passionate about empowering our patients, we provide full access to their medical records.078071486780161 367 firstname.lastname@example.orgThornley Street, Hyde SK14 1JY, UKPractice Managerhttps://@debsmith9991
Paul JacksonGP partner and federation director in Trafford. Passionate about embracing innovative change and collaboration using teams and technology to help sustain primary email@example.com Northenden Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 2RHGP
Tracy DempseyI am a Practice Manager with 10 years' experience in general practice. I am also a Service Development Manager at GP Care Services Ltd. My roles cross over from health to social care and I am experienced in change management and project management and have been involved in innovative schemes in both firstname.lastname@example.orgMark Street, Rochdale OL12 9BE, UKPractice Manager
GP Excellence Newsletter – September 2018The 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.
Alvanley Family PracticeAt Alvanley Family Practice in Stockport the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.0161 426 5757facebook.com/AlvanleyFamilyPracticeWoodley Health Centre, Hyde Road, Woodley, Stockport, SK6 1ND
Social prescribing – The Alvanley WaySocial prescribing and having conversations with patients about what matters to them has enabled the practice to reduce its GP workload from 15 to 12 patients per session as well as benefiting the local community and staff morale.0161 426 5757http://www.alvanleyfamilypractice.co.ukWoodley Health Centre, Hyde Road, Woodley, Stockport, SK6 1ND
Diploma in Advanced Primary Care ManagementThis is a comprehensive diploma for people who are managing primary care and are becoming responsible for creating and running primary care provision at scale including primary care networks, new care models, GP super practices and GP or other primary care federations.
Ben SquiresHead of Primary Care Operations for Greater Manchester and managerial lead for the GP Excellence programme.07825 5831920113 825 email@example.comPiccadilly, Manchester M1 3BN, UKHead of Primary Care Operations
Lockside Medical CentreWe are, family friendly, working person friendly, elderly friendly, we take time to look after people with dementia, multiple illnesses, people who are frail, the newborn, small children, parents, carers, people with cancer, people who are approaching their end of their lives and need a hand to hold. 0161 303 7200facebook.com/LocksideMedicalCentre85 Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, SK15 2PT
Joanna BircherI am a clinical lead for Quality Improvement at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Together with Bill Taylor I authored an RCGP guide, Quality improvement for General Practice and a Quality improvement toolkit for diabetes care.07813 firstname.lastname@example.orgLockside Medical Centre, 85 Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, SK15 2PTClinical Lead for Quality Improvement, Lockside Medical Centre@joannabircherQI