Right Access First Time. South Locality
This event page contains information about the Right Access First Time programme (a more full website is in development), plus polls to get your feedback.
Please contact Atif Hassan or Phil Saunders with questions or ideas about improving access in the locality. Alternatively you can contact Robert Varnam at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Locality introductions
Dr Phil Saunders introduces some key insights about the locality, and Paul Sherriff outlines the ICB’s vision for empowering primary care.
2 Locality Leads intro
Drs Ajay Shah and Nitesh Mistry introduce their new roles as Locality Leads
3 Introduction to the RAFT programme
(Technical problems on the day affected the original recording from the meeting)
4 Locality agreement
Dr Atif Hassan introduces questions about strengthening local collaboration agreements.
Measuring potentially avoidable consultations
Doing a rapid audit can show how much opportunity there is to improve access and workload pressures through improved care navigation.
The audit results below came from GPs who used a quick online ‘tick sheet’. It takes 3-5 seconds per patient.
The GP Provider Support Unit are exploring options for providing a rapid audit tool like this. Please click the button below to leave your details if you might be interested in this. We’ll be in touch with further information in the near future.
View / download the resource on the practicalities of improving continuity without just working harder.
Info about GP Appointments Data
Here is an update from NHS England about making the most of your appointment book. Useful contacts are also listed.
Share your experience
We’re keen to share examples of solutions that practices have used for managing workload and improving access.
If you have experience with one of the solutions mentioned in the RAFT ‘menu’, please let us know here. Dr Robert Varnam will be in touch to chat a bit more, so we can share lessons across the locality.