Derbyshire General Practice Innovation: 

let your brilliance shine

Derbyshire has many examples of innovative general practice.

Whether you’re embracing new models of care, working collaboratively, employing a diverse thriving workforce or have created exciting workload solutions that benefit you and your patients, we want to hear from you and help you to help other practices.

GPTaskForce Derbyshire will work-up case studies with / or on behalf of practices and groups of practices to showcase what Derbyshire is achieving. We want to be able to help colleagues see how transformation can positively impact working lives.

If you have been working in a novel way, and would be interested in having a forum to showcase your work, please contact us

Finding Better Work-life Balance: Some Examples

If you are interested in introducing any of the changes listed below into your practice the please contact us. There is funding available to help implement changes to really transform working lives.

The GP Consultant Model

West Hallam Medical Centre changed their practice skill-mix in 2016 with incredible outcomes. Writing in the British Journal of General Practice, the team say:

‘ We now work as ‘GP consultants’ — not just as GPs — a term we believe is essential for the future of general practice, to improve our morale and to inspire our future workforce to choose general practice. We supervise our excellent team of nurse practitioners, paramedics, pharmacists, nurses, medical students and HCAs while they see the patients, update medication, and deal with routine enquiries. Because of the skill-mix change, as GPs we can now oversee every patient contact that needs our high-level skills, spend more time with complicated patients, and at the end of most days have spare appointments that are not used and we leave the practice on time.’

Productive WorkflowsWorking At Scale – Lessons from Extended Access

Clinical Pharmacists in Primary Care

A Novel Approach to Home Visiting