Primary Care Network Clinical Change Forum

The Quality Improvement Team held a well attendd and evaluated Primary Care Network Clinical Change Forum on the 25th of October 2018 at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Presentations from the event can be viewed using the links below.

If you are interested in attending future Clinical Change Forum events please email to ensure you are on the distribution list for event invites.

 1.      Pain management as a viable option to reducing opiate prescribing – progress and challenges on the development of a pain management pathway in NHS Lothian - Dr Caroline Cochrane

2.      Dashboard Data for Prescribing Improvement – Gareth Fitzgerald & Andrew Clarke

3.      Workflow Optimisation in General Practice – the MDT approach - Elouise Johnstone

4.      Attendances at RIE ED from Care Homes – Dr Lisa Carter



St Triduana’s in Edinburgh have kindly let us post examples of their really helpful social prescribing information documents. Have a look and see if there is anything you would like to use in your own practice. Click on the titles to download.

SP later life
SP carers
SP exercise
SP alcohol & drugs
SP chronic health condition
SP financial crisis
SP ALD & vulnerable adults
SP dementia resources
SP gambling
SP bereavement support
SP ethnicity
SP mental health
SP sexual health


Below are some links to QI resources, in no particular order. Please feel free to email us at  if you any suggestions for addition. Thank you!

Kings fund – English charity that shapes health and social care practice
iHUB – Scottish resource supporting health and social care
IHI – institute for healthcare improvement – international US based organisation seeks to improve and health care world wide
The Health Foundation – UK charity supporting better health and health care for the UK
RCGP Quality Improvement
East London Foundation Trust Quality Improvement Network
Learn Pro – NHS modular education site University medical students QI forum and website