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This online Learning Network provides members with information and support around Quality Improvement (QI), 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.

QI helps us to make the most of our systems, organisations, talents and expertise to deliver better outcomes for patients.

Members have access to useful resources and case studies as well as opportunities to share learning from their experiences and make useful links with others interested in QI.

Whether you have been undertaking QI work for a while or just want to find out more, this network can support you in your journey and connect you to colleagues across the country who are working in innovative ways.

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This network has been developed as part of the Royal College of General Practice’s Quality Improvement programme, led by two Clinical Lead’s Dr Mike Holmes and Dr Simon Stockill. If you have any questions about the programme please get in touch with the team at QI.Ready@rcgp.org.uk.

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Good progress being made by GPs and teams delivering Covid vaccination programme, says College

Commenting on the status of the roll out of the Covid vaccination programme at a community level, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs and our teams – along with colleagues across the NHS - are working incredibly hard to vaccinate patients, starting with those most vulnerable to the virus, and we’re making good progress with more than 4m patients now protected from Covid-19.

“GP teams are vaccinating according to the JVCI’s priority list. If vaccine supplies are being diverted to areas where there is a higher proportion of higher priority patients not yet vaccinated, then that makes sense to ensure equity across the country - but practices need clear, reliable and timely communication about when to expect vaccine deliveries, and any last minute changes to plans should be minimised. Meticulous planning is going into running this programme, and when these are forced to change at the last minute, it is frustrating for staff and confusing and disappointing for patients.
 
“As long as there is supply, GPs and our teams will continue to vaccinate patients as quickly as we can. We’d urge patients in priority groups who have not yet been invited for vaccination to please be patient and not contact their practice, as this could overwhelm the service and ultimately slow things down.
 
“We’d also urge anybody who is offered a vaccine to come forward and have it. Vaccines only work if people have them, this is the best protection we have against Covid-19 and both the vaccines we are using in the UK have been rigorously tested to ensure they are safe and effective.”