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Increasing the uptake of ‘Long Acting Reversible Contraception’ (LARC) in General Practice

Leading change A practice nurse at South Wigston Health Centre led the implementation of a dedicated clinic for the fitting of intrauterine devices (IUD) or intrauterine systems (IUS). This has improved patient outcomes, patient and staff experience and use of resources locally. Where to look NICE (2019) reiterated the importance of good sexual health for […]

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Student nursing placements in general practice through the University of Lincoln

Leading change An Undergraduate Programme Lead (Nursing) and Practice Placement Co-ordinator (both registered nurses) at the University of Lincoln worked with General Practice Nurses to develop General Practice (GP) placements for pre-registered nurses. This project enabled student nurses to experience General Practice Nursing (GPN) and aims to support succession planning for the future of general […]

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Technology enabled care services to support people in rural settings

Leading change A Clinical Nurse led the implementation of Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) at Ashley Surgery, a rural practice in Shropshire. This digital approach to care has significantly improved patient accessibility and experience, outcomes and use of resources locally. Where to look The Long-Term Plan (2019) highlights that digital technology can support the NHS […]

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Digital applications for self-management at Audley Health Centre

Leading change A practice nurse at Audley Health Centre in Stoke-on-Trent led the implementation of digital applications to support patients to self-manage their long-term conditions (LTCs). This new approach to care has improved patient outcomes by improving compliance with symptom monitoring, improving patient and staff experience as well as use of resources locally. Where to […]

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The Quasar Surveillance Tool – Improving the safety culture within Fareham and Gosport and South-Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups

Leading change The Head of Quality and Nursing at Fareham and Gosport and South-Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with support from the Quality Team led the development and implementation of a quality surveillance system. This has led to local improvements of patient outcomes and safety, patient and staff experience, and use of resources. Where […]

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General Practice Matron led delivery of a responsive/pro-active service supporting residents of care homes

Leading change The newly appointed Practice Matron at Consett Medical Practice introduced and led an enhanced approach to supporting residents in care homes registered with the Practice. This replaced a more re-active service being offered by the GPs. The Practice Matron led a programme of work to address and change this, strengthening working relationships with […]

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Leading change An Undergraduate Programme Lead (Nursing) and Practice Placement Co-ordinator (both registered nurses) at the University of Lincoln worked with General Practice Nurses to develop General Practice (GP) placements for pre-registered nurses. This project enabled student nurses to experience General Practice Nursing (GPN) and aims to support succession planning for the future of general […]

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Introducing group consultations for adults living with Type 2 diabetes at Brigstock Medical Practice

Leading change A general practice nurse (GPN) at Brigstock Medical Practice addressed unwarranted variation in the management of Type 2 diabetes through introducing a group consultation model at the surgery. This new approach has led to better outcomes for patients, better experiences for patients and staff, and better use of resources locally. Where to look […]

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Introducing group consultations for adults with Type 2 diabetes

Leading change General practice nurses (GPN) in the Premiere Health Team, Leigh (Wigan CCG) and West Gorton (Manchester CCG) medical practices introduced group consultations for adults with Type 2 Diabetes. This new approach has led to better outcomes, experiences and use of resources locally. Where to look Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious complications, but […]

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Increasing General Practice Nursing placements for student nurses

Leading change The Nurse for Primary Care Workforce Tutor at Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford (EHS) and Hastings & Rother (H&R) Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Sussex led on the development of General Practice (GP) placements for pre-registered nurses. This project enabled student nurses to experience General Practice Nursing (GPN) and aims to support succession planning […]

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