Pick your own quality improvement activity

Photo: The team at Lennox Head Medical Centre.

You know your practice and patients best. We recognise that when it comes to quality improvement, you know which initiatives you are ready to take on, and the importance of shaping your own quality improvement.

To assist your practice with your own quality improvement activity, we have created two guiding templates in the Primary Care Impact topic library.

On this page, you’ll see the new heading — Our Own QI Activity which lists templates covering:

Our Own Orange Level QI — for less involved activities
Our Own Green Level QI — for more involved activities

Lennox Head practice embraces their own QI

Lennox Head Medical Centre’s team has been successfully working on their own quality improvement initiative to improve the process of their COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

As Dr Christopher Mitchell, Principle GP, explains, ‘Quality improvement is a critical element of general practice care and central to what our teams do every day. I really appreciate the flexibility Healthy North Coast (the PHN) has made in allowing practices to choose their own activity…’

Dr Mitchell also points out additional incentives to engage in quality improvement, ‘I am pleasantly surprised at how well the RACGP website allows us to use these quality improvement activities as part of our CPD, 40 points for each GP in the practice is a great incentive to push on with these activities.’

See the RACGP CPD Program 2020-22: Handbook for general practitioners for more information.

Lennox Head Medical Centre has also kindly shared their PDSA showing how they worked as a team to improve their systems — well done, and thank you for sharing on Primary Care Impact!

If you have any questions about Primary Care Impact and your own quality improvement activities, speak to your Primary Health or Aboriginal Health Coordinator today.

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