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Learning from the GP-consultant exchange scheme: a qualitative evaluation.

Aggarwal, P., Fraser, A., Ross, S. and Scallan, S., 2022. Learning from the GP-consultant exchange scheme: a qualitative evaluation. MedEdPublish (2016), 12, 51.

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DOI: 10.12688/mep.17542.1


Collaborative working across primary and secondary care is crucial to providing high quality patient care. There is still a lack of communication and understanding between primary and secondary care, which can impede collaborative working. The experience of observing colleagues in a different speciality can prompt insight, improve morale and promote collaborative working. The GP-Consultant Exchange Scheme aimed to improve professional understanding, foster deeper partnerships, and ignite opportunities for innovation and/or quality improvement (QI) with co-owned local solutions. This paper gives an overview of how the scheme works and sets out some of the outcomes reported by some 200 Consultants and GPs participants to date. Overall, the participants found the scheme an enjoyable way to reconnect clinicians and allowed them to learn about the challenges faced in different areas within the NHS. This low-cost intervention needs motivated individuals to drive the project forward and make it sustainable, but it can be replicated within any organisation or profession in the NHS.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Communication; empathy; evaluation; leadership; primary health care; secondary care
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37712
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:24 Oct 2022 14:46
Last Modified:24 Oct 2022 14:46


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