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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

  • 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 ...
  • Audit tea breaks – Clinical Audit Awareness WeekHQIP have produced some resources to support organisations holding ‘audit tea breaks’ as part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week. The resources include a poster, an invite for staff, a quiz and conversation tips. The resources are available here.
  • Atrial fibrillation toolkitThe Health Innovation Network have produced an AF toolkit as part of the Pan-London AF Programme. The three London AHSNs have worked collaboratively with the London Clinical Network to develop a pan-London AF programme, the objectives of which are: To increase the detection of people with ...
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Recently added case studies

Recently added members

  • Richard JarmanHi Richard, please provide some background details about yourself to share with other members of the Quality Improvement Learning Network.
  • Emma ParkI’m a GP trainer from Sheffield who is trying to learn about QI in order to be able to teach it, and has also recently become part of a larger group of practices so am looking at how to work at scale and develop QI ...
  • Terry HudsenI’m a GP at the University Health Service in Sheffield, with lead responsibilities for IT, clinical governance and patient safety, health promotion and comms. I’m also a member of the Governing Body for Sheffield CCG, with a lead area for Quality and Safety.
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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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