Working and learning in GP Clusters is new and it will take time to adapt to a completely new approach to improving quality. Having constructive conversations around local priorities and improvement aims, using intelligence and data from a range of sources, and building relationships within the Cluster, and with other parts of the health and social care system requires support at both national and local levels.
Click on the dropdown bars below for resources to help you:
- lead and facilitate discussions in your Cluster
- find your local Health and Social Care Partnership website for local contacts & news
- identify national networks which may be of interest
- Facilitating the Journey
Facilitation is a process in which a person (Facilitator/Leader/Change Agent) supports members of a group (Cluster/Practice Team) to collaborate effectively towards an established aim using a range of skills and techniques.
As a Cluster or Practice Quality Lead you may find the links to the online courses below useful in supporting your teams through these new ways of working:
- Making Connections
Integration is the most significant change to health and social care services in Scotland since the creation of the NHS in 1948. With a greater emphasis on joining up services and focussing on anticipatory and preventative care, integration aims to improve care and support for people who use services, their carers and their families.
31 Health and Social Care Partnerships across Scotland are now working with their local communities and providers of care to ensure care is responsive to people’s needs.
Click on the relevant links below to find out more about integrated working, strategic planning and support available to your Cluster in your local area:
Link to all Health & Social Care Partnership Strategic Plans: IJB Strategic Plans
Links to all 31 Health & Social Care Partnerships:
Knowing what's going on and who to contact is essential to understanding the wider system and context in which GP Clusters operate. This intelligence will inform your quality improvement planning and help you analyse your systems within this broader landscape - essential when considering your local health needs, priority projects, aims and outcomes. These links are intended to support your networking activities and will be added to over time.
We are keen to hear your views of any networking support you feel would be helpful at a local, regional and national level or any networks you know that could be shared here so please get in touch by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a suggested site to add to this list please contact: email@example.com