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  • COPD - Greater Manchester COPD Programme19th December 2018

    So what particular elements around COPD management and optimisation do you struggle with?

    (please do not add any patient identifiable material)

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  • COPD - Greater Manchester COPD Programme18th December 2018

    We welcome feedback on the COPD programme that we have developed. Please complete the brief survey above or use the comment form below to leave comments or suggestions.

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  • RCGP Quick guide: Context and Culture22nd April 2017

     
    I hope Russell you find these tools useful. Context is very important to consider when embarking on a QI activity
     
    Bill (co-author of the quick guides)
     

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  • RCGP Quick guide: Improvement Science22nd April 2017

     
    I am glad Russell, you found the guides useful. QI can be intuitive but by having some frameworks it can remind you for example to be specific in defining the problem and testing out your possible solutions
     
    Bill Taylor (co-author of the quick guides)
     

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  • RCGP Quick guide: The QI Wheel for Primary Care22nd April 2017

     
    Thanks for the feedback Russell
     
    Locums do face challenges in integrating QI into their work when frequently changing practices. However because locums experience so many different practices, they are very well-placed for assessing many contextual factors for Qi, including organisational culture. Locums are also likely to spot problem areas within practice’s systems and processes that the practice themselves may be unaware of, because they are ‘too close’ to the situation.  Though this would need to be very carefully handled, it may be possible to use this unique position to given feedback to the practice, that may trigger a QI project, that may help the practice create safer more efficient processes.
     
    In terms of implementing personal QI, it is easier to start in a small way and tackle a potential problem that you have direct control. This could be your prescribing e.g. of antibiotics. You could ask a few of the practices to search for the antibiotic prescriptions you have initiated. You could review the data and see if there were any potential areas for improvement. You would then use the tools in the plan and test section. The work you do on this can be usefully submitted in your appraisal material. If any locums are reading this post have they any examples of what QI work they have done?
     
    Bill Taylor (co-author of the quick guides)
     

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  • RCGP Quick guide: Patient Involvement21st April 2017

    Thanks for the feedback Russell.
    There still appear to be a wide range of different names for groups of patients and carers contribute to practice developments. In my CCG we still use PPG.
    I agree that a locum would find it very difficult to have meaningful involvement in a PPG, however you can use patients on a one-to-one basis in consultation to describe their experience of for example, booking their appointment, or using the repeat prescribing system in order to try to identify improvements that could be useful for the practice.

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  • RCGP Quick guide: Engagement and Behaviorial Change21st April 2017

    Dear Russell

    Thanks for the feedback. I tried out the Belbin link and manage to return back to the RCGP using the 'Back' button on my browser (Chrome) without being asked to register. Not sure why this is happening to you. Sorry.

    Regards  Joanna Bircher  (co-author of the Quick Guides)

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  • RCGP Quick guide: Improvement Science9th April 2017

    From my first 60 minutes of study of QI on the RCGP website I have found useful frameworks and guides that formalise what one tends to do on an intuitive level. That is not to demean the articles but to feel they validate ones actions.

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  • RCGP Quick guide: Patient Involvement9th April 2017

    PCGP's , we used to call these PPG's and I note the article above also slips into using this older acronym after defining PCGP's. I will have to be rather skilful in getting patient participation in that my attendance at a practice may only ever happen once or once month or once a year.

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  • RCGP Quick guide: Engagement and Behaviorial Change9th April 2017

    The Belbin Theory of Team Roles is new to me , the hyperlink to their site was problematical because when I wished to return to RCGP land a pop up box asked me to register with Belbin. Vroom's expectancy theory is interesting and seems useful.

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  • RCGP Quick guide: Context and Culture9th April 2017

    Context checklist and forcefield analysis are new terms for me. I have downloaded the articles to read further.

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  • RCGP Quick guide: The QI Wheel for Primary Care9th April 2017

    The challenge for me will be how to integrate this into my practice as a locum working one day a week at many different practices on a very variable calendar.

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  • Healthier Lives: Diabetes14th February 2017

    The RCGP toolkit is a very useful resource for improving diabetes care.

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  • Implementation of Paramedics in a GP setting at Haxby Group in Hull14th February 2017

    Interesting to see the extent that other staff around the practice were impacted

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