QI project applications
Invitations for Expressions of Interest: Quality Improvement
Applications have now closed to join the Quality Improvement programme in 2017. However, if you are interested in working with the RCGP in the future in this area, please contact the CIRC team.
What is a Quality Improvement project?
Quality Improvement is a commitment to continuously improving the quality of healthcare, focusing on the preferences and needs of the people who use services. It encompasses a set of values (which include a commitment to self-reflection, shared learning, the use of theory, partnership working, leadership and an understanding of context); and a set of methods (which include measurement, understanding variation, cyclical change, benchmarking and a set of tools and techniques).
Each year the RCGP carefully selects projects with a quality improvement focus to raise their profile within general practice and across primary care. Current quality improvement projects include QI Ready, the Cancer Significant Event Audit pilot, National Cancer Diagnosis Audit, National Diabetes Audit and the Diabetes in Wales Audit, Quality Improvement in Patient Safety, Quality Improvement in Safeguarding Children and Adults, and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink Pilot. The current programme can be viewed on the Quality Improvement home page.
All college members, country councils, faculties, committees, boards and groups, as well as affiliated primary care societies, other royal colleges, charities and patient and third sector organisations are actively encouraged to apply.
Applications are particularly encouraged that engage GPs and practice staff in QI activities on a broader level of continuous improvement rather than the gold standard, to support the whole RCGP membership irrespective of where they currently are on the quality spectrum.
If you believe that your application may be more relevant to championing a specific lower profile clinical area, you may wish to apply to be part of the Clinical Priorities programme instead as a Spotlight.