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Improvement tools

There are 13 improvement tools on the website. This page displays the first 10 most recently published improvement tools. To display more please click the "Show all" button at the bottom of the page. Show search form
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quality Improvement HubThe Quality Improvement Hub website provides a range of resources to support organisations to improve the quality of healthcare in Scotland. The tools provided here can support you in your improvement work.
  • Quality improvement tools for different stages of QI projectsThe East London NHS Foundation Trust has developed and collated various tools and resources to be used at the different stages of a QI project.
  • Forcefield analysisForcefield analysis is an improvement tool that helps you to list, discuss and evaluate the various forces for and against a proposed change.
  • RCGP Quick guide: Run chartsThis RCGP Quick guide introduces Run charts, a tool that allows practices to analyse data, with minimum use of statistical methods, and helps determine if an improvement has been made.
  • Example cancer singnificant event analyses with thematic analysisThese fictional example cancer singnificant event analyses (SEAs) demonstrate a varying range of quality. Each contains detailed notes showing both positive and negative examples of reflection, subsequent actions, and impacts following a cancer diagnosis.
  • Multi practice quality improvement project planThis Excel spreadsheet tool will help you to plan and monitor the progress of your quality improvement project across several practices.
  • Model for improvement for diabetesDo you want to introduce a change to improve diabetes care? If so, the model for improvement for diabetes allows you to plan and test the change.
  • Fishbone diagram for diabetes careIf you are trying to work out why patients don’t turn up for review or why the treatment target for blood pressure is not being met, then the Fishbone diagram for diabetes care can help you.
  • Context checklist for diabetes careConsidering context and culture first will allow quality improvements to flourish. The context checklist allows practice teams to consider what needs to be in place to encourage improvement in diabetes care.
  • Cancer Significant Event Audit Peer Review pilotThis joint initiative undertaken by the RCGP, the National Cancer Action Team and Macmillan Cancer Support, offered anonymised external peer assessment of Significant Event Audits of cancer diagnosis.
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