Quality Improvement in General Practice

An introduction to Quality Improvement in General Practice

The changes to the GP contract in England from April 2019 introduce a new domain focusing on quality improvement (QI) into the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). This pack developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Health Foundation and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), on behalf of NHS England provides a brief introduction to help practices improve their quality of care and deliver the new QI domain as well as supporting and encouraging wider QI activity.

The pack is designed to:

  • provide a simple, practical framework to follow for practice-based QI
  • suggest improvement activities for practices to try out
  • provide additional support to those practices who have little experience of undertaking QI