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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.

Membership is open to people working in GP practices and other organisations that support them. Register now to become a member of the Learning Network.

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

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BJGP research shows A&E pressures not down to GP access

"General practice makes the vast majority of patient contacts in the NHS and by doing so we alleviate pressures on Emergency Departments, we don't add to them – this research backs this up with important new data.

"It is also clear from this research that we need better messaging for the public as to the different medical services available to them, within routine working hours and out, so that our patients know the most appropriate place to turn when they become sick.

"UK general practice is currently facing intense resource and workforce pressures. Our workload has risen at least 16% over the past seven years, but the share of the overall NHS budget we receive is less than it was a decade ago, and the number of GPs has not risen at pace with demand.

"We urgently need NHS England's GP Forward View, pledging £2.4bn extra a year and 5,000 more GPs, to be delivered in full, so that we continue to deliver the most cost-effective service in the NHS, and deliver the changing care our patients need and deserve."


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