Spotlight projects 2018 to 2019

The following one year projects each cover a specific area of work that is either complimentary to an existing clinical priority, or takes a prescriptive 'awareness raising' approach. 

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

We are working with Ehlers Danlos Support UK on this one year project which aims to improve knowledge about Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, in order to increase awareness and recognition of the diverse ways in which it can present in general practice.

  • Clinical Champion: Dr Emma Reinhold

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Following on from the 2017-18 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Spotlight project, which aimed to improve the detection of IBD and to support primary care clinicians in treating, managing and referring patients with the condition, this project will focus on flare management, and long term condition management. We will work with our partners at Crohn's and Colitis UK to deliver this 12 month project.

  • Clinical Champion: Dr Kevin Barrett

Menstrual Wellbeing  

We are taking forward a 12 month piece of work focusing on Menstrual Wellbeing, in partnership with Endometriosis UK. The focus of this project will be the development of resources to help primary care clinicians recognise the symptoms of menstrual dysfunction and understand the common causes, investigations and management options.

  • Clinical Champion: Dr Anne Connolly

End of Life Care

Working with Marie Curie Cancer Care as a key stakeholder, the focus of this work is to promote and enable high quality care for people nearing the end of their life, based on their needs and preferences. Through strategic development to improve provision, and ensuring that patient preferences and choices form the basis for end of life care approaches, this project will raise the profile of End of Life care, consolidating the work already undertaken and building for the future.

  • Marie Curie/RCGP Clinical Champion: Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders
  • Marie Curie/RCGP Clinical Support Fellow: Dr Rachael Marchant

TARGET Antibiotics

We are working with Public Health England to build upon previous work in this field together which led to the development of the TARGET Antibiotics Toolkit as one of the outputs from the Clinical Priority Programme in Antimicrobial Stewardship.

  • Clinical Champion: Dr Steven Granier

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