RQIA Publishes its Review of Governance Arrangements Relating to General Practitioner Services in Northern Ireland (July 2016)
As part of RQIA’s Three Year Review Programme 2015-18, RQIA has undertaken a review of governance arrangements and processes in place, to assure that services delivered by general practitioners (GPs) in Northern Ireland are safe, effective and compassionate. RQIA examined emerging issues in general practice that may impact on the safety and effectiveness of services, and sought the views and experiences of GPs to inform the review.
To support continued assurance in primary care medical services (general practitioners), the review team makes nine recommendations for improvement. These include: Arrangements to coordinate and take forward quality improvement in primary care; streamlining processes for serious adverse incidents (SAIs) involving primary care; and ensuring an appropriate delivery plan for Transforming Your Care’s shift of emphasis from secondary to primary care.
You can read this report here.
A summary leaflet is also available here.