QOF ended in Scotland in 2016 and all practices are now involved in local Quality Clusters. The SPIRE tool facilitates the extraction of primary care data for quality improvement activity, and this session will explore the possible uses of such data and technology, and share learning on the experience of data sharing between practices.
Prescribing during pregnancy is a common scenario for GPs and this session brings together experts to advise on avoiding the pitfalls, using case studies from general practice. Best practice in prescribing for renal disease, cardiac and rheumatic disorders, hypertension and epilepsy, will also be covered.
Practical leadership training for GP registrars is expected to become a mandatory requirement within two years. This workshop will present the results of the pilot in south east Scotland for the new WPBA leadership assessments, and stimulate the audience to consider how they could introduce the teaching and assessment of practical leadership skills into their own practices.
This session takes an interactive look at the current status of homelessness and explores what GPs can do in daily practice to make significant improvements for these patients in accessing healthcare and addressing the health burden. An innovative, easily replicated approach from Harrogate will also be presented.
There is a problem with retention in general practice and this session will outline the work that the RCGP is doing to help late career and retired GPs, including innovative ways of encouraging them to continue to contribute to primary care, and exploring the barriers and challenges that need to be overcome to help keep this group engaged.
Since 2014 Northern Ireland GPs have been volunteering as Undergraduate Medical Champions to inspire and support students towards a career in general practice. Successful initiatives that can be replicated elsewhere have included voluntary electives in local practices and the creation of a pack of diverse GP career profiles.