Warrington maternity unit is using Facebook instant articles to transform the way they share learning | via Public Health England
This blog article explains how a colleague set up a closed Facebook group for continuous professional development (CPD) to:
- communicate to a wider audience
- share best practice
- encourage learning
- signpost educational opportunities
Initially there was a concern that staff would not take to this new method, because it’s something that people use primarily for leisure and downtime. However, the CPD group is an opt-in, which means people can also opt out, adjust their settings to avoid viewing updates or simply scroll past. So far, most staff have joined the CPD group and nobody has opted out. Currently 130 people are in the group.
Full article at Public Health England
This briefing presents some ideas on how general practice can continue to be provided as the shortage of GPs becomes chronic | The Nuffield Trust
This briefing combines findings from a workshop with research evidence and specific examples of innovative practice around the country in order to identify generalisable lessons from current innovators and to outline the ways in which national and local policy can support new ways of delivering general practice.
- Keep it local
The design and delivery of new forms of general practice should take place at borough and network level so that services can be tailored to local contexts and the needs of practices and local populations.
- Invest substantially in change
A significant proportion of the £4.5 billion committed to general practice and primary care by 2020/21 should be set aside and sustained over several years to invest in capital and running costs and staff development.
- Maintain realistic expectations about the pace of change that can be expected from a workforce under intense pressure
- Ensure that high quality data is generated, collected and analysed
Full briefing: Rosen R (2019) Delivering general practice with too few GPs. | Nuffield Trust
Delivering general practice with too few GPs | The Nuffield Trust
This report demonstrates how – in difficult circumstances – trust leaders and staff are coming up with ideas and solutions to deliver better care | NHS Providers
This is the first in a new publication series to promote the work of NHS trusts and foundation trusts in improving care. This briefing focuses on how trusts have responded to feedback from the Care Quality Commission in a positive and systematic way, encouraging ideas that have made a difference for patients and service users.
The report Providers deliver: better care for patients considers both the leadership approaches and frontline initiatives that underpin improvements in quality. Through 11 case study conversations, it considers some of the frontline work that has contributed to trusts’ improvements in CQC ratings, as well as exploring the role of trust leaders in providing an enabling, supportive environment in which this work has been possible.
Full report: Providers deliver: better care for patients
See also: NHS Providers blog