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GP example: Using evidence-based guidance

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Key question: effective?

An urban practice with over 16,000 patients.

The practice had a clear proactive approach to seeking out and embedding new ways of providing care and treatment to improve outcomes for its patients. It used innovative IT systems to drive improved patient care. For example, it used ‘risk profiling’ to identify patients who were most at risk of admission to hospital. This helped the practice reduce the rate of emergency admissions from 92 per 1,000 patients in 2013/14 to 67 per 1,000 patients in 2015/16. This allowed the practice to offer more support to patients at risk and care for more patients at home.

Read our full inspection report (The Springhead Medical Centre).

Last updated:
10 August 2017