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  • 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 ...
  • The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19Just released: COVID-19 Episode 1: Introductory tips for general practice In this first episode we talk to Dr Joanna Bircher (GP partner, clinical director for GPExcellence and Pandemic Lead for her PCN) and Dr Viren Mehta (GP partner, clinical director of his PCN and clinical director ...
  • Practice Index eLearning HUBThe Practice Index eLearning HUB provides access to free Leadership Training elearning courses for Practice Managers. All of the Practice Index elearning courses are RCGP certified and CPD verified.
  • 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.
  • PCN offers from partnership organisationsThis brochure outlines support from various partner organisations that is available to Primary Care Networks PCN across Greater Manchester.
  • Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcastJoin Dr Sara MacDermott and Dr Lisa Adams, two GPs in the Greater Manchester area, on the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast as they interview specialists from different subject areas with the aim of improving the confidence and knowledge of local primary care clinicians.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recruitment and Retention – Tier 2 Visa SponsorshipHas your practice considered becoming a Tier 2 sponsorship license holder? This licence will allow you to employ non-EEA workers, which can help support clinical recruitment and retention.
  • 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.
  • High dose opioids per 1000 patients – Springfield House Medical Practice  As a practice of 10,000 patients, Springfield Medical Centre identified all patients who were prescribed opiate based analgesia at daily doses greater than 120mg. In total, 35 patients were identified and they spent the last 12 months reducing these doses down to below 120mg. ...
  • 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 gm.gpexcellence@nhs.net to find out more.
  • 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
  • The NHS AppThe NHS App enables people to check their symptoms using the health A-Z on the NHS website and to find out what to do when they need help urgently using NHS 111 online. The NHS app will be available to all patients across Greater Manchester in the coming weeks.
  • 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.
  • Leadership Development Opportunities for primary care in Greater ManchesterThe North West Leaderships Academy have developed a wide menu of leadership development opportunities for primary care colleagues across Greater Manchester.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leading Integrated Teams Programme – applications open for latest cohortAre you a team leader looking to develop your leadership skills and knowledge of integrated health and care? The Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) are now welcoming applications for the latest cohort of our Leading Integrated Teams programme, in collaboration with Affina OD.
  • GP Excellence Programme’s Newsletter November 2018Our latest newsletter provides an update on the work underway across Greater Manchester as part of the GP Excellence Programme
  • Quality Improvement to drive earlier cancer diagnosisCancer Research UK and Dr Bill Taylor (RCGP Clinical Lead for building QI capability) invite you to attend a half day workshop focused on using quality improvement techniques to drive the early diagnosis of cancer in primary care.
  • The General Practice podcastsThe General Practice podcasts published by Ockham Healthcare cover a wide range of issues faced by general practitioners and colleuegs in local primary care teams.
  • Building Resilience Primary Care Workshop: Supporting Leaders Across System – 31 October 2018A number of free places have become available on the upcoming event – Building Resilience Primary Care Workshop: Supporting Leaders Across System scheduled to take place on 31 October 2018 in Lancaster. These places will be offered on a first come, first served basis – so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • RCGP Clinical ToolkitsThe RCGP clinical toolkits have been developed in partnership between the RCGP Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC) and our funding and delivery partners. They can be used to assist in the delivery of safe and effective care to patients.
  • Time for Care learning in action programmeThe Time for Care programme is at the heart of the General Practice Forward View's support for practices to redesign their care and manage demand more sustainably. Using a variety of means this initiative provided by the NHS England Sustainable Improvement team will give every practice in England the chance to learn about proven innovations that release time for care.
  • Productive General Practice Quick StartProductive General Practice (PGP) Quick Start is an on-site, hands-on, short term support package for practices that forms part of a local Time for Care programme. Alongside the 10 High Impact Actions the support package provided by NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team aims to help practices release time for care and build improvement capability.
  • General Practice Improvement Leaders ProgrammeThe General Practice Improvement Leaders Programme is a free training programme designed for GPs, practice managers, nurses, project managers and facilitators working in general practice to support the GP Forward View. The programme provided by NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team offers step-by-step tools and techniques to help build skills and confidence to lead service redesign in general practice.
  • 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.
  • Flu vaccinations 2018: guidance and planning clinicsWith appropriate planning, all patients should be able to be offered protection before the flu season starts. The latest clinical recommendations and programme delivery guidance published by NHS England can help you and your team implement the changes.
  • e-Learning for Healthcaree-Learning for Healthcare offers an extensive catalogue of e-learning programmes that enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point which can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
  • The Coaching AcademyThe Coaching Academy developed by the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for the North West Coast, offers online e-learning courses that are free to health and care colleagues to support innovation and improvement.
  • Life QIThe Life QI online platform is a project and programme management tool for quality improvement, using quality improvement approaches and techniques.
  • Healthcare hackathonsThis resource explains how the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for the North West Coast, can help local healthcare organisations to run their own hackathons, gathering people from different backgrounds to form teams, collaborate within a limited time frame, and focus on a specific problem or idea in healthcare to come up with innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Embedding a culture of quality improvementThis report published by the King’s Fund explores the factors that have helped organisations to launch a quality improvement strategy, and the key enablers for sustaining a focus on continuous quality improvement.
  • Making the case for quality improvement: lessons for NHS boards and leadersThis briefing paper co-authored by The King's Fund and The Health Foundation outlines 10 lessons for NHS leaders that provide a starting point for leaders seeking to embed quality improvement in their work.
  • Quality Improvement toolkits – GP OneThe former Public Health Wales Primary Care Quality Team are now incorporated within the Primary and Community Care Development and Innovation Hub, and have developed a series of quality improvement toolkits to assist practices in collating and reviewing information. From information received, practices still find ...
  • Effective interface – RCGP ScotlandEffective Interface is an e-learning module to assist GPs and consultant colleagues to identify and provide solutions to problems that exist at the primary/secondary care interface.
  • QI Ready eLearning modulesThe RCGP has produced eLearning modules to compliment the QI Ready network and self-accreditation process. There are a suite of three modules that will assist you in better understanding quality improvement methodologies.
  • Tips for sessional GPsThe BMA has produced some tips for appraisal for sessional GPs which includes some information about QI requirements.
  • Understanding pressures in general practiceThis report published by the King's Fund looks at patient factors, system factors and supply-side issues to see what lies behind the increasing demands and pressure faced by general practice.
  • Haxby Group Practice: adding a pharmacist to the teamIn this article published in Guidelines in Practice, Dr Michael Holmes and Sarah Woffinden respond to questions on the addition of a pharmacist to the practice team, and discuss the positive impact it has had on both patients and staff alike.
  • A guide to good quality coding and safety netting for cancer diagnosisThis guide to quality coding and safety netting for cancer diagnosis aims to enhance patient safety by having the most up-to-date and connected information about your patient at your fingertips, regardless of how long you have known the patient.
  • Understanding quality improvement at scale in general practice: A qualitative evaluation of a COPD improvement programmeA growing body of knowledge exists to guide efforts to improve the organisation and delivery of health care, most of which is based on work carried out in hospitals. It is uncertain how transferable this knowledge is to primary care.
  • General practice plays a role in driving quality and improving health servicesAn article by Sir Sam Everington for the Guardian urging providers and commissioners to work together to co-produce contracts that deliver the right outcomes for patients.
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