This is a growing list of QI approaches being piloted or fully delivered in practice. Most have a clinical area specific approach, and we encourage you to either reproduce these themes within your practice and apply the methodologies to other clinical areas.
Funded by the All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre, PRIME Centre Wales, and NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, the QI in Patient Safety project is party of the Clinical Priority Programme at the RCGP. It will specifically produce a ‘how to’ guide with examples of using quality improvement methods in primary care, using the learning from patient safety data to plan and undertake improvement projects in practice. This will include expanded excerpts from published research where QI tools have been used to present findings from over 50,000 safety reports.
Working in partnership with both NHS England and Macmillan Cancer Support, the Quality Improvement in Early Diagnosis of Cancer pilot focused on the use of Cancer Significant Event Analysis (SEA) as a QI tool to improve patient outcomes.
The RCGP Diabetes in Wales project helps to build QI capabilities in diabetes care. Although focused in Wales project outputs are applicable nationally
Through 2015-16, RCGP QI clinical leads worked with local clinical leads in 3 CCGs and one Welsh Health Board to implement improvements to the care of people with diabetes as part of the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).
- QI Safeguarding Adults and Children
The RCGP QI in Safeguarding (Adults and Children) project supports all GPs to develop skills in safeguarding vulnerable people of all ages, including those with protected characteristics.
- National Cancer Diagnosis Audit (NCDA)
Working with Cancer Research UK, this audit aims to help review practice processes and improve cancer outcomes. The audit will look at cancer diagnosis and implementation of clinical standards to inform delivery of best care for cancer patients.
- RCGP Clinical Practice Research Datalink Pilot
The Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) has joined forces with the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) in an exciting project that aims to:
- Develop innovative uses of primary care data that will improve the quality of care delivered to patients.
- Support and facilitate quality improvement via data reports tailored to individual practice populations.
The data reports will:
- Focus on prescribing and patient safety
- Enable benchmarking against other participating practices
- Enable case-finding of individual patients in your practice whose care may need review
These resources will be distributed at no cost to practices that sign up to contribute data to CPRD’s research database.
We are still actively recruiting pilot practices to shape the project, by giving feedback on the content and format of reports. To join in, please contact David Mullett at the Research and Surveillance Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org