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Routine telephone GP appointments

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Read how the implementation of a new system improved telephone appointments at Nightingale Valley Practice.


'One Minute Wonder' medical education board

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Read how the 'One Minute Wonder’ improved the service at Sunnyside Medical Centre.


Musculoskeletal practitioners

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Providing an efficient care pathway for patients with musculoskeletal problems.


A new approach to medical equipment

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Read how one GP trainee took a new approach to investing in medical equipment


Physical activity improvement in practice staff

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The surgery organised a "Movement is Medicine" Steps challenge, hoping to increase staff members knowledge of physical activity benefits and guidelines and in doing so encourage more conversations with patients around increasing physical activity levels.


Whole practice approach to research

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We ran a two-hour workshop during a staff education afternoon in which we explained the need for health research, why we should participate as a practice and asked staff to think of innovative ways to identify new participants.


Support for GP trainees in Northern Ireland

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The booklet acts as a guide to those starting independent practice with email and website links, as well as useful resources.


Improvement plan on developing the pre-diabetic register and managing diabetic patients

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We provided lifestyle education for patient who’s HBA1C blood tests were within the pre-diabetic range (42-47) and encouraged engagement and motivation of our patients.


QR info pods

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We produced a QR info pod for patients which contained links to all our online services, social media and relevant information about the practice.


Anticipatory care planning in three questions

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The questionnaire we designed is given to relatives of new care home residents who lack capacity to make decisions concerning their welfare.

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