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Sign up for simulation workshops to test quality improvement modules

June 11 2019

NHS England and the General Practitioners Committee England of the BMA has commissioned the Royal College of General Practitioners, NICE and Health Foundation to develop quality improvement modules for potential inclusion in the GMS contract (QOF).

This programme of work has been commissioned on the back of NHS England’s review of QOF in 2017/18 which concluded that whilst there are aspects of QOF which are both valued and valuable, there is a need to refresh the scheme to support a wider view of high quality care and to align better with professional values. It also concluded that any future QOF changes should increase the likelihood of improved patient outcomes, decrease the likelihood of harm from overtreatment and improve the personalisation of care.

As QOF forms part of the GMS contract, any change(s) would be subject to negotiation with GPC England. One of the recommendations of the Review was to consider the inclusion of a quality improvement domain, utilising quality improvement cycles to address priority areas. This recommendation has been actioned in 2019/20 to include two QI modules within QOF on End of Life Care and Prescribing Safety – see the current modules here.

The RCGP have been asked to develop a further 8 QI modules in April 2020 subject to negotiations. We will be testing these modules via full day simulation workshops offering participants the opportunity to review and test two modules and provide feedback to the module developers. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about QI tools and processes for delivering QI in primary care. The workshops will run on Thursday 25th July and Thursday 26th September.

To sign up for a simulation workshop please complete this online form. Participants will be eligible to claim for travel and will receive a certificate of completion to add to their CPD record.

For further information download the FAQs about the QI Module Development Project or contact circ@rcgp.org.uk.

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