Royal College of General Practitioners
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the UK, working to promote excellence in primary healthcare.
The aim of the RCGP’s Quality Improvement (QI) programme is to promote an evidence-based approach that helps primary care free up time to deliver and evaluate initiatives, and embed new approaches more effectively and efficiently into practice.
QI helps us to make the most of our systems, organisations, talents and expertise to deliver better outcomes for patients.
QI is evidence based and leads to better outcomes for patients. It is useful for all practice staff and supports practices performing at all levels. QI saves time and improves GP practice systems and use of resources.
The College recognises its role in taking the initiative around the quality agenda, and that there is a need to reflect our members’ experiences rather than focusing solely on the gold standard level of quality. ‘What good looks like’ changes over time and we want to encourage all members to engage in QI activities on a broader level of continuous improvement, supporting the whole membership irrespective of where they are on the quality spectrum.