For April 2016 to March 2017, the following one year projects each cover a specific programme of work that is either complimentary to an existing clinical priority, or takes a prescriptive 'awareness raising' approach.
HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Clinical Lead: Dr Philippa Matthews
Clinical Fellow: Dr Rebecca Hall
The RCGP will work with the Terrence Higgins Trust (as primary funder and delivery partner) to focus on prioritising sexual and reproductive health and HIV care in primary care. This will include a programme of education for the entire primary care workforce including practice nurses and reception staff and medical staff, using face interventions, on-line training and events. Specific projects will be developed based upon increasing HIV testing, enhancing patient care for people living with HIV, and addressing (perceived) HIV stigma.
For further information, please contact Amit Marks.
Quality Improvement in Patient Safety
Clinical Lead: Dr Andy Carson-Stevens
Funded by the All Wales Therapeutic and Toxicology Centre, NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, and Primary and Emergency Care Research Centre Wales, working in partnership with the RCGP this programme will focus on quality improvement in patient safety, building further on the previous work completed in partnership with NIHR to develop the Patient Safety toolkit.
For further information, please contact Stuart Barr.
Clinical Lead: Dr Simon Stockley
Funded by NHS England and Health Education England, working in partnership with the RCGP this programme will coordinate and focus General Practice efforts to improve the outcomes from sepsis, particularly in collaboration with colleagues across all health systems to reduce deaths from sepsis each year across the UK.
This programme of work is likely to be extended by at least a further 12 months post April 2017.
For further information, please contact Imke Jahner.
Brain Tumours in Children
Clinical Lead: Dr Rebecca Chellaswamy
Funded by the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre at the University of Nottingham, working in partnership with the Cancer Research UK funded RCGP Cancer Clinical Priority, this programme aims to reduce delays in diagnosis for children with brain tumours by raising awareness in primary care of the signs and symptoms of tumours in children.
This will be achieved through a series of UK-wide workshops as well as development of a toolkit of resources for practitioners and patients, and e-Learning modules for training purposes.
For further information, please contact Sarah Pollet.