Involving Primary Care Clinicians in Quality Improvement

An Independent Evaluation of the Health Foundation's Engaging with Quality in Primary Care Programme : Final Report

Published in: Evidence: Involving Primary Care Clinicians in Quality Improvement (London : The Health Foundation, 2012)

Posted on RAND.org on April 01, 2012

by Tom Ling, Bryony Soper, Martin Buxton, Stephen Hanney, Wija J. Oortwijn, Amanda Watt, N Steel

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This report sets out findings from a four-year evaluation of the Health Foundation's Engaging with Quality in Primary Care programme (EwQPC). Nine teams from across the country were funded to design, implement and evaluate quality improvement projects. These projects would engage primary care clinicians in making measurable and sustainable improvements in the quality of clinical care. There was considerable variation across the projects in terms of the clinical fields covered, and the number of practices and professional groups involved. The extent of change sought also varied, from relatively small, incremental changes to existing systems, to more radical restructuring of organisations and systems.

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