Academy Participants Projects from

Primary Care

Quality Improvement

Cohort 1

Sheena Borthwick

Cohort 3

Isla Muir- (Liberton) Embedding QI into Everyday Practice

Alisson Stewart - (Tranent Health Centre) Provide an appointment system that meets the needs of the Practice population and prioritises the patients with the greatest need.

Cohort 4

Ian Bruce - (Tranent Health Centre) Review Appropriateness of GP & NP Appointment Use

Cohort 5

Julie McCaskey - Prestonpans - Improve the quality of the testing process for urine samples within Prestonpans Group Practice

Val Thomson - North Berwick  - Results Handling

Cohort 6

Wendy Knottenbelt - Gullane Medical Practice  - Prescription Requests

Mandy Canning - Improving Vaccine Handling & Storage in GP Practices

Adeline Tan - Redesign Telephone Referral form for MERRIT

Cohort 8

Kath Robertson - Development of a safe & robust system for recording longterm medication prescribed by secondary care, in the patients' GP record & Electronic Care Summary

Sandra Bagnall - Use the eFrailty Index with one GP practice to reduce contact with Primary Care in frequent attenders from the mild frailty group & improve patient experience

Cohort 10

Sue Perkins (Waverley Gate) - Improving Access to Cardiovascular Risk Treatment, Management and Advice

Victoria Soblewska - Who’s Looking after the Boarders?

Cohort 11

Elise O’Leary (Waverley Gate) - Increasing Hepatitis C Testing

Cohort 12

Michelle Downer (Blackhall Medical Practice) - Improve the Quality of KIS information for Housebound patients.

Leona Carroll ( Dalhousie Medical Practice) - How many GPs are Too Many?

Andrew Clarke & Gareth Fitzgerald (Pennywell All Care Centre) - Ensuring optimum care in high strength ICS use

Cohort 13

Gillian Anderson, Louise Crawford & Leigh Proudfoot (Craigmillar Medical Group) - Think Different, think patient

Sarah Lynch (St. Triduanas) - Reducing Stress/Workload in Duty Doctors

Cohort 14

Colin Anderson- (East Lothian Community Hospital) National Spinal Unit Patients Annual Renal Function Surveillance in Primary Care Radiology

Cohort 15

Dervilla Bray (Edinburgh HSCP) - Releasing GP time through the implementation of the pharmacotherapy element of the new GP Contract

Planning for Quality

Cohort 1

James McCallum - (Bathgate Primary Care Centre) Patient focussed discharge dispensing (Frail old people don't hang around in pharmacies)

Cohort 2

Eddie Balfour - (Leith Community Treatment Centre) Neuropathic Pain & the Prescription of Gabapentinoids

John Hardman - (Dunbar Medical Practice) Better Management of regular attendees in Primary Care

Joanna Smail, Andrew MacKay, Hamish Reid & Murray Roddin - Prescribing in Primary Care

Robin Balfour - (Murrayfield Medical Centre) Directing Docman

Cohort 3

Jeremy Chowings - (Leith Surgery) Improving the flow of important information through practice

Elaine Duncan - (Craigshill Health Centre) Frequent Attenders in Primary Care

David Hood - Plan to reduce delayed discharge waits for patients in North West Edinburgh Locality

Cohort 4

Lynda Wilson (Newton Port (Tyne) Practice) & Shelagh Stewart (Prestonpans Health Centre) - Improving Workflow Management in General Practice

Allister Short (Fairfield House) - Understanding and Addressing Delayed Discharge in Midlothian

Cohort 5

David Boag (St Leonards Medical Centre) - Improving identification and management of Housebound patient through improving ACP/KIS

Jane Marshall (Boroughloch Medical Centre) - Multidisciplinary Polypharmacy Reviews of Care Home Residents

Cohort 6

Anthony Simon (Craigmillar Medical Group) - Prescription Headache

Sam Abushal (Whinpark Medical Practice) - Will rationalising medication for the frail patients at Whinpark Medical practice reduce admissions

Cohort 7

Drummond Begg (Penicuik Medical Centre) - Hypertension monitoring and management in primary care

Julia Lutte (Penicuik Medical Centre) - Document Workflow Optimisation in Primary Care: Seeing the important stuff

Guy Dixon (Craigmillar Medical Practice) - Missed Blood Tests in Primary Care

Iain Morrison (Newbattle Medical Practice) - A new model of care for frailty in Midlothian

Andreas Kelch (Kingsgate Medical Practice) - Mail Management Improvement to Enchance Practice Resilience

Cohort 9

Megan Lanigan (S&V - Waverley Gate) - Primary Care prescribing efficiency planning