This page has information for practices interested in applying to be part of Cohort 2 of our Primary Care Collaborative.
Within GP practices, just as in any organisation, a better safety culture is associated with greater satisfaction and engagement from staff – the safer the culture, the better the care.
The West of England AHSN, in partnership with all seven of our clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) has run Cohort 1 of the Primary Care Collaborative since June 2016, with the aim to promote a safety culture in the primary care setting through the use of incident reporting, while supporting the practices involved with tools and training in quality improvement methodology. The Cohort 1 collaborative has developed a number of resources freely available to all practices. These include a simple guide to the National Reporting and Learning System and a guide to Human Factors in Primary Care. These are available online at our resource page, as well as slides and output reports from previous events.
All practices have the opportunity to take part in collaborative events to learn and share from each other, as well as a cultural survey which measures their practice culture and provides actionable feedback to practices on areas to improve. We also encourage applications from out-of-hours providers and practices working in clusters.
To express interest in being part of the collaborative please complete this expression of interest form .
Save the date for collaborative learning and sharing events in Cohort 2:
- Wednesday 24 May 2017
- Wednesday 27 September 2017
- Wednesday 29 November 2017
- Wednesday 14 March 2018