Clinical Champion for the Quality Improvement Capacity and Knowledge in Primary Care (QUICK) project

Tenure

  • From January 2021 – August 2021

Time commitment

  • 1 session per week

Remuneration

  • £226 per session (1 session = 4 hours)

Expenses

  • Annual allowance of up to £1,000 per annum for travel

The role

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Champion to lead the Quality Improvement Capacity and Knowledge in Primary Care (QUICK) project funded by the Health Foundation. The aim of the project is to improve understanding, awareness, engagement with and use of QI methods in general practice.

The Clinical Champion will work collaboratively with the Health Foundation, RCGP Officers, Medical Director of Clinical Quality, existing Clinical/QI Champions, the RCGP Clinical Quality team, Quality Improvement Project Manager.

The Clinical Champion will be responsible for supporting and advising the RCGP project team as well as working with the team and key stakeholders to develop:

  • Learning Webinars: A series of 6 practice based CPD focused webinars will be designed and delivered on the following topics:
    • Planning and implementing improvement at practice level
    • Key approaches, methods and practices
    • Approaching Primary Care Contractual QI
    • Engaging in QI through GP postgraduate training, appraisal and revalidation
    • Improvement Leadership at a Local Level (for PCN Clinical Directors and local QI leaders)
    • Using QI in Population Health Improvement and Healthcare Public Health
  • Train the trainer – RCGP Education local faculty Leads: Two half-day virtual ‘train the trainer’ workshops to the 32 RCGP Education regional faculty leads will be delivered.
  • A National QI Task and Finish group
  • Collaborative Online Improvement Forum

The role is not office-based but will require meetings which maybe held virtually or face to face that will require travel. There may be opportunities for site visits with the grantees as well.

About the candidate

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a practising GP with up-to-date knowledge on current best practice in relation to quality improvement in general practice
  • Understand the challenges in the current landscape to implement quality improvement and where primary care health professionals can benefit from learning around quality improvement
  • Understand how to connect learning with general practice contractual and other levers to enable quality improvement
  • Understand how to develop and engage with a community around quality improvement as well as maximise the reach of quality improvement resources and materials
  • Have the relevant clinical and technical expertise required to deliver this body of work and act as a champion for the programme, identifying and acting upon opportunities as they arise to promote the project.

How to apply

We would like to know why you think quality improvement is important in primary care, and what interest and/or experience you have in this area.

Send your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than 2 sides of A4) to qualityimprovement@rcgp.org.uk to be received no later than 09:00, Monday 25 January 2021.

Interviews will be held week beginning 8 February 2021.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss this role further with our Medical Director of Clinical Quality, please write to qualityimprovement@rcgp.org.uk, adding ‘QUICK CC query’ to the subject line.

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