Things are really hotting up for the summer within the Lothian Primary Care QI support team!

We are currently running on a skeleton staff after Adeline, our full time band 6, secured a permanent position in the Acute branch of the Quality Improvement Support Team. Congratulations Adeline – we are delighted about your success but we miss you! Elouise and Robert have interviews scheduled for recruitment of the new member of our team. Lorraine has many different jobs but manages somehow to keep things tight on the admin front in her one session a week. Isobel Miller who works with us on a voluntary basis is worth her weight in gold, she is a cannie reviewer and supporter of all the work that we do and brings with her a wealth of experience in health-public partnership. And I am convinced Elouise actually has a clone who is in several places at once.

On Thursday 26th April we hosted the first clinical change forum for Primary Care in the Kennedy Tower lecture theatre at the Royal Edinburgh. It was well attended and the feedback has been excellent. Thank you very much to all our speakers – Jo Smail who spoke about her work as a Cluster Quality Lead and her involvement in the Practice Administration Collaborative, Jamie Megaw and Iain Morrison who presented their electronic Frailty Index work, and June Edwards, Gillian Brunton and Beth Lambie,  who presented their work within GP practices. Tracey Gillies as NHS Lothian Medical Director and Primary Care Executive Sponsor closed the event. We are grateful to all our speakers and our audience too! Thank you. The different presentations will be uploaded to our website shortly.

Lisa met with Tower Cluster in Edinburgh on 26th April to chat about current QI projects across the region in Primary Care and went out to meet with Pamela Anderson from Boroughloch to support her in case management work that she and her team have been working on. Thank you all for having me.

Elouise (and her clone) have been out and about visiting and supporting practices, organising our training events for May and June, attending the Healthcare Improvement Scotland CQL meeting yesterday and working with the East Lothian team in the National Practice Administration Staff Collaborative. We will add links to the slidesets and flash reports to our website as they are made available.

We’ve received interesting and innovative submissions from practices and clusters for the 2018/19 SESP (thank you) and we will be working with you on these during the training events scheduled below. Our aim is that by the end of the event you will be clear in what you need to do by when and will have a measurement plan for your quality work. Please don’t worry – we are here to help you!

Scheduled events:

1.       Wednesday 30th May pm East Lothian Training Event Eskmills Venue, Musselburgh

2.       Thursday 31st May pm West Lothian Training Event, Space 4, Howden Park, Livingston

3.       Thursday 7th June pm Edinburgh Training Event, Faith Mission Centre, 548 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh

4.       Thursday 14th June pm Edinburgh Training Event, Boroughmuir Rugby Club, 2 Meggetland Wynd, Edinburgh

5.       Thursday 21st June pm Midlothian Training Event, McSense, Mayfield.

SESP 2017/18 is soon to draw to a close – bundle data collection needs to be collected and uploaded to QiDS up to and including June. If you need to check if anything else is outstanding, please email the team.