Bright Ideas to make your job better and easier

We want GPs innovative work to be recognised, celebrated and shared; we hope this will inspire other GPs to both take up practices which have been successful elsewhere and encourage them to try new ideas themselves.

Our most recent Bright Ideas: 

If your GP practice is using an innovative model we want to hear from you!

We would like you to send in a short piece of writing (500-1000 words) explaining the experience your practice has had in adopting an innovative model and the benefits and learning that have been taken from this.

We are keen to promote innovative models which help to reduce workload and increase efficiency within GP practices.

If you have an example of innovative practice that you would like to be shown on our Bright Ideas page, please send the short piece of writing using this template and any relevant images and links to

Please let us know what you think of the Bright Ideas we are sharing by emailing

We are partnering with The Academy of Fabulous Stuff to help share innovative ideas from primary care. Take a look to see how simple ideas can make powerful changes to your daily life.

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Huddles in primary care: promoting healthy team dynamics

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Find out how Pathfields Medical Group implemented daily team meetings to highlight operational and patient safety concerns.

A new approach to medical equipment

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Read how one GP trainee took a new approach to investing in medical equipment

The Housebound Service

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Schopwick Surgery have developed a holistic service to provide better care to their vulnerable housebound patients

Joint clinic with microbiology to manage recurrent UTIs

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Dr Ruth Tyler shares her experience of a joint clinic with microbiologist to manage recurrent UTIs

Offering vasectomy services in primary care

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The Haxby Group Practice has used quality improvement methodology to streamline their vasectomy service and improve patient experience.


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Read about askmyGP, a digital triage system piloted in Northern Ireland that helps to allocate appointments.

Anticipatory care planning in three questions

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St Triduana’s Medical Practice in Lothian have developed brief and simple Anticipatory Care Plan forms, alongside meaningful guidance for staff, care home residents and relatives to talk together about planning ahead.

Improving the quality of care for our children

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By developing an open access ticket for minor illness and improving early identification of childhood obesity, Maywood Surgery are positively impacting on the future health of their children.

The PROACTIVE project QI in practice

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Dr Mike Holmes explains how the Haxby Group is improving efficiency through quality improvement

Tackling health inequalities - Bromley by Bow Centre

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Read about Bromley by Bow experience with social prescribing

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