Service design & QI
Managing the change process
Quality Improvement (QI) helps us identify what works well and where we can make changes. In primary care, we don't have time or resources to spend on things that don't work, don't serve our patients, and that could be done more efficiently or effectively. QI is a commitment to continuously improving the quality of healthcare, focusing on the preferences and needs of the people who use services. (Royal College of General Practitioners 2017)
“In order to practise medicine in the 21st century, a core understanding of quality improvement is as important as our understanding of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. (Stephen Powis, Medical Director, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, 2015. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges)
The Respiratory Service Framework
Developed by the PCRS Service Development Committee, the Respiratory Service Framework (RSF) helps those looking to design a patient focussed respiratory service working across all sectors of out of hospital care to see the ideal components for a given population of patients. It has been designed to be applicable and helpful to those delivery care at a PCN or ICS level.
Primary Care Respiratory Academy (PCRA)
The Primary Care Respiratory academy offers educational webinars and live events on both clinical and quality improvement.
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