Educational opportunities for clusters
Take part in taught programmes
Commitment: 6 x 90 minute interactive webinars
Target participants: all primary care staff working to improve their services. There is also a separate route for GPs in their first five years post-CCT.
Commitment: 4 x 3-day residential workshops over 10 months and a completed quality improvement project
Target participants: Clinical staff leading QI initiatives and supporting others to do so
Commitment: 3 x 3-day residential workshops, workplace support to complete a quality improvement project.
Target participants: Clinical and non-clinical staff whose role has a significant focus on leading quality improvement projects and supporting others to do so.
Commitment: 2 x 3-day learning sessions over 3 months.
Target participants: Managers who are coaching and leading teams to improve services and embed improvement strategies.
Commitment: 3 team coaching sessions and 3 workshops over 8 months.
Target participants: For teams working collaboratively on delivering projects to support integration. You are advised to have some experience of leadership before commencing this (such as completing ‘You as a Collaborative Leader’.
Learn in your own time through bitesize learning
Quality improvement modules
Provides information and resources to support people with experience at all levels of quality improvement to develop their knowledge. This includes information on the improvement journey, tools, e-Learning modules and guides and frameworks. and related quality improvement tools and topics.
For members of RCGP to develop their quality improvement skills.
Where you will find resources to support health care workers with experience at all levels to develop their knowledge and understanding of patient safety and quality improvement.
Where you will find resources to help you be the best you can be, as a leader or manager in health and care.
These 6 eLearning modules will aid your own reflections in how you practice leadership, challenge your thinking and see your context from other perspectives.
Access coaching and mentoring
This website helps you to make connections with people, access a coach or a mentor, exchange information and share knowledge. You'll need an Athens account to log in.
Open to all aspiring leaders, from whatever background, at whatever grade. Once you have developed your profile and questionnaire on the online platform you will have a personal, tailored report on your strengths and weaknesses and what to do next.
Follow a guide
Quality improvement in primary care: what to do and how to do it (PDF) – 44 pages
An overview of quality improvement methods and how to apply them in primary care. This is aimed at all members of the primary care team, including GP specialty trainees.
Quality improvement for General Practice Guide (PDF) – 30 pages
This is for GPs and the whole general practice team. It includes the principles and tools of quality improvement as accessible as possible for GPs and their practices teams.
The Habits of an Improver (PDF) - 30 pages
It describes 15 habits which such individuals regularly deploy, grouped under five broad headings – learning, influencing, resilience, creativity and systems thinking.
Embedding Culture QI: Kings Fund (PDF) – 30 pages
Drawing on interviews from quality improvement leaders and a literature review. They have identified three common themes for successfully launching a quality improvement strategy: having a clear rationale; ensuring staff are ready for change; understanding the implications for the organisation’s leadership team in terms of style and role.
Apply your learning
Using quality improvement tools and resources are a great way to increase knowledge about your system, while learning about quality improvement methodology.