Analysis tools

Analysis tools

When you think of a process in your practice, you might be able to think of some ‘solutions’ off the top of your head. Analysis tools, however, enable you to examine an area as a team and drill down to uncover useful pieces of information, such as false assumptions, that can help generate new solutions and provide the order in which to address them. They include tools you will already be familiar with, such as clinical audit and significant event analysis.

  • RCGP Quick guide: Fishbone diagram

    This RCGP Quick guide introduces Fishbone diagrams (also called cause and effect analysis) which are used to help to identify and display the root causes of a problem.

  • RCGP Quick guide: Clinical audit

    This RCGP Quick guide provides the standard headings for a clinical audit report and gives tips on how to define and fulfil each section. It attempts to keep the process simple and will satisfy the requirements of General Medical Council (GMC) revalidation.

  • RCGP Quick guide: Process and Value Stream Mapping

    This RCGP Quick guide introduces process and value stream mapping, techniques that creates a visual representation of all the steps in a process.

  • RCGP Quick guide: Significant event analysis

    This RCGP Quick guide introduces Significant Event Analysis a technique to reflect on and learn from individual cases to improve quality of care overall.