The Innovation Case Studies section provides a comprehensive list of exemplar innovation projects from across the NHS. These innovations have been carefully selected to represent a range of ideas from medical technologies through to service and pathway re design. Each case study provides a background to the innovation and a contact for further information.
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Improving the Quality and Safety of general practice
|An intervention to support General Practice populations where the future of the practice is uncertain and there are ongoing concerns regarding quality of care for patients.|
The intervention is led by the medical team within NHS England local office. A Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consisting of GP, contract manager and performance staff with supplementation of expertise as required (CCG medicines management team, lead nurse etc.) accepts referrals from the Performance Screening Group where there are uncertainties regarding a practices future and there are ongoing concerns regarding continuity of care and patient safety. The MDT visit and review the practices systems and processes to identify any issues of concern regarding patient safety. The practice and MDT to agree a remediation plan which is then monitored in-terms of completion of all actions. Time limited support to address any areas of concern regarding patient safety are agreed between the practice, CCG & NHS England.
Where the support required is not available within the CCG or NHS England, or can be accessed by the practice, a support package may be commissioned by NHS England local office to address a specific concern.
Practice systems and processes (lack of) meant that gaps/ concerns were identified in:
The main need for additional support into practices following MDT review was for pharmacy support to conduct medication reviews. The overriding clinical need has been to ensure that continuity of care is maintained as a practices face closure and patients transition to a new primary care provider.
The scope of the RIF was extremely limited given the timeframe (3 months) and scale of funding:
Award Value: £45,000
Contact Name Nicola Allen Email address Nicola.email@example.com
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