Posted on 11 June 2020
Dr Liz Glidewell, a Senior Lecturer in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, has been appointed by the Royal College of General Practitioners as a Quality Improvement Clinical Support Fellow.
NHS England and the General Practitioners Committee England of the British Medical Association have commissioned the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), NICE and Health Foundation to develop quality improvement modules for potential inclusion in the General Medical Services (GMS) contract (Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)).
The improvements will support practices to implement quality improvement modules and the RCGP and partners have been asked to develop support materials and practical resources. Liz will be working with partners to rapidly develop guidance for directors of Primary Care Networks, webinars, illustrative case studies, and top tips to support quality improvement in primary care. Liz said: “I'm delighted to be appointed to work on a collaborative project to support practices to make improvements that align with both the needs and preferences of practice staff and their
Professor Patrick Doherty, Professor of Cardiovascular Health and Deputy Head of Department (Research), said:"Post Covid, health service change and innovation is more important than ever as there's a risk that the quality of proven services could be diminished and emerging services may not meet quality markers. Dr Glidewell's fellow status, bestowed by the Royal College, shows that quality improvement in clinical practice is seen as paramount in establishing an effective and meaningful health service in the modern era."