General Practice Forward View Innovations

General Practice Forward View Innovations

This award recognises outstanding work done by practices and groups of practices to improve patient care and introduce more sustainable ways of working for the future. The four award categories below are linked to key General Practice Forward View themes of working smarter, growing collaboration and multi-professional working, and supporting holistic approaches to care.

Using social prescribing and supporting self care
This category seeks to recognise a practice or group of practices who have made outstanding progress in improving the health and wellbeing of their patients through greater use of non-medical care and support. It is open to all practices in England. We invite applications from both practices themselves and nominations from others.

Applications should demonstrate:

  • Evidence of changes to ways of working or the introduction of new roles or services that address patients needs through non-medical approaches. This may be through building knowledge, skills and confidence for self care and management, introducing new support roles within the practice or connecting patients with sources of care and support in the wider community. 
  • Clear evidence of positive impact for patients and the practice. This may include evidence of improved confidence or quality of life, reduced reliance on healthcare services or medications, and the creation of new possibilities through releasing clinician time in the practice.
  • Particular credit will be given to work that has strengthened partnership working for the practice(s).

Click here to submit your entry or for a hard copy of the form please email generalpracticeawards@cogora.com

Developing the practice team
This category seeks to recognise a practice or group of practices who have made outstanding progress in developing the skills mix within the team. It is open to all practices in England. We invite applications from practices themselves and nominations from others.

Applications should demonstrate:

  • A programme of work that has achieved tangible change in the range of skills available within the practice team. This may include the introduction of new roles or enhancing the role and skills of existing staff. It may involve clinicians, clerical staff or others.
  • Evidence of impact within the practice and on patient care, for example through improved access, release of GPs’ time or an enhanced range of services being available in the practice.
  • Positive impact should be demonstrated through both quantitative measures and feedback from patients or staff.

Click here to submit your entry or for a hard copy of the form please email generalpracticeawards@cogora.com

Improving access and continuity
This category seeks to recognise a practice or group of practices who have made outstanding improvements to access and continuity of care for their patients. It is open to all practices in England. We invite applications from practices themselves and nominations from others.

Applications should demonstrate:

  • An inspiring team based approach to improving patients’ ability to obtain care from the right person at the right time in the right place. The changes should have resulted in greater assurance that patients who need to see their usual clinician are able to do so, as well as in providing a more rapid response where appropriate.
  • Measurable evidence of positive impact for patients and a more sustainable approach to care for the future.
  • Particular credit will be given to applications with evidence of how service changes have been tailored to the specific needs of local patients.

Click here to submit your entry or for a hard copy of the form please email generalpracticeawards@cogora.com

Productive workflows
This category seeks to recognise a practice or group of practices who have freed up a significant proportion of staff time through changing ways of working, enabling them to provide improved or more sustainable services. We invite applications from both practices themselves and nominations from others.

Applications should demonstrate:

  • A clear description of the changes made to improve the productivity of a common activity or process in the practice. This may include actions to reduce waste or improve reliability, greater use of technology or other changes to working practices or teamwork.
  • Evidence of how much time has been released for staff and the impact that has had, for example though making workloads more sustainable or enabling improved care for patients.
  • A clear rationale behind the selection of this particular area of activity for improvement.

Click here to submit your entry or for a hard copy of the form please email generalpracticeawards@cogora.com