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Quality improvement in Scotland

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Dr Scott Jamieson, GP and RCGP Scotland’s Executive Officer for Quality Improvement discusses the quality improvement programme of work in Scotland.


Look out for your October research updates

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This October, the Clinical Updates in your Weekly Digest have a golden thread of research running throughout. The RCGP recognises the key role that research plays in advancing the highest quality of care for patients. Here, Dr Nick Thomas, RCGP Clinical Lead for Research, outlines the research programme and some of the articles you can expect over the next month.


60 seconds with a Research Ready user

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Research Ready is an accreditation mechanism and research tool for GPs to undertake clinical research. Today we hear from Dr Paul Deffley, GP Partner at Trinity Medical Centre, Hove - a Research Ready practice - about his experience with using the programme in his practice, and how being accredited has supported his research.


A Unique partnership – supporting and improving general practice, the Greater Manchester way

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“GPs supported by the Greater Manchester GP Excellence Programme feel they have someone at a looking out for them, helping them to access what they require to deliver great care to patients.” Dr Joanna Bircher, GP and Clinical Director of the Greater Manchester GP Excellence Program, describes how the RCGP and GM Health and Social Care Partnership have joined forces to improve quality in general practice.


The GP and the Veteran

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There are 2.4 million veterans in the UK. On average, each GP is responsible for up to 50 ex-military patients. Veterans may have health conditions attributable to their time in the military. The RCGP is working with the NHS to support GPs with the care of Veterans. Has your practice been accredited as “Veteran friendly”? Brigadier Robin Simpson, RCGP Clinical Champion for Veterans explains more.


Getting it right for women's health

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Women’s health concerns are common presentations in general practice, but women and the media identify need for improvement in care and understanding. The RCGP Menstrual Wellbeing project and Quality Improvement programme provide resources to help. Dr Anne Connolly, RCGP Clinical Champion for Women’s Health explains more.


Artificial Intelligence – opportunity to support RCGP to ensure AI works on the frontline

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In November 2018, the RCGP published its “Artificial Intelligence and Primary Care” report. Since then, the College is continuing to champion the development of AI that supports clinical teams to provide the best possible health care. We are now inviting clinicians and primary care professionals to give us some insight into how AI will impact them.


Quality Improvement Initiatives for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr Kevin Barrett, RCGP Clinical Champion for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, outlines how quality improvement can be used to improve care and support for people with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.


Collaborative Quality Improvement in Wales

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Dr Karen Gully, Clinical Director (Primary Care) Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and RCGP Quality Lead for Wales, discusses the quality improvement programmes being used to support continuous improvement in Wales.


Revised guidance on child safeguarding launched

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The RCGP has launched the revised guidance on child safeguarding for general practice, which contains practical resources for primary care teams to help them identify and support children at risk of (or already) being harmed. Dr Joy Shacklock, RCGP Clinical Champion for Safeguarding, explains more.

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