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Quality Improvement Learning Network

Quality Improvement (QI) is an evidence-based approach that helps primary care free up time to deliver and evaluate initiatives, and embed new approaches more effectively and efficiently into practice. Read more

This Learning Network is your starting place for all QI tools, guidance and case studies. Hover over the different sections on the QI wheel below to see what each area is about.

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You can request hard copies of the RCGP Quality Improvement for General Practice Quick Guides here.

The RCGP has produced eLearning modules to compliment the QI Ready network and self-accreditation process. There will be a suite of three modules, the first was released in February. The following two modules will be launched shortly. The three modules will explore the following topics: ... Read more »

QI Ready is a self approval tool to assist you in better understanding QI methodologies, including clear examples of QI in practice. Read more »

Haxby Prospective Review Of Patient ACcess, Time Management and Workload to ImproVe Efficiency (PROACTIVE) project will have three overarching themes: Patient Care, Sustainability and Collaboration. These themes will be visible in all work streams and changes that are developed. Read more »

Recently added resources

  • COPD Primary Care Audit 2015-2017 report: Planning for every breathPlanning for every breath is the second of the Welsh COPD primary care audit reports and presents data relating to primary-care-delivered COPD care in Wales. The first Welsh primary care audit report was published in October 2016. A quality improvement (QI)-focused slide set, as well ...
  • Quality Improvement Toolkit For Early Diagnosis Of CancerThis toolkit is to help GPs and their practice teams to improve their early diagnosis of cancer principally by using the findings from the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit (NCDA). The NCDA is an audit of primary and secondary care data of patients diagnosed with cancer. It ...
  • Quality Improvement Project (QIP) Guidance for GP TraineesThe RCGP has produced some guidance for GP Trainees completing a Quality Improvement Project (QIP) as part of their training. Engagement with Quality Improvement activities is a mandatory part of the curriculum for GP trainees (‘Gold Guide’ Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the ...
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Recently added case studies

Recently added members

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  • Richard WoofI’m a GP Partner at The Corbett Medical Practice.  I have prior roles at The University of Birmingham, St Richard’s Hospice and am now an Appraiser and Trainer.  The practice has innovated over the years and has an ‘Outstanding’ CQC report (2016).  Our current QI ...
  • Bradley VinerI am a veterinary surgeon who has worked in primary care since 1978 but in 2017 sold my practices and now work as Clinical Governance Lead for the Linnaeus Group, that owns nearly 90 primary care and referral veterinary sites. From 2000 I developed an ...
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Recently added discussions

  • Experiences of quality improvement in general practiceWe are keen to hear about members’ experiences of quality improvement in general practice. Was your practice an early adopter of QI and does it have lots of experience? Have you encountered barriers to carrying out QI activities? What have you found to be the positives and ...
  • What do you think about the Learning Network?Whether you have been involved in quality improvement for a while or just want to find out more, we are interested to know whether the Learning Network is supporting you in your journey and helping you to connect to colleagues across the country who are working to improve quality in primary care.
  • Thoughts on the General Practice Forward ViewThe General Practice Forward View, published in April 2016, sets out a plan, backed by a multi-billion pound investment, to stabilise and transform general practice. We are interested to know what members think about it.
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