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Cqc Compliance Manager

NHS Enhanced Services - EMIS Searches, templates & protocols

GPs & PM’s are working harder than ever before to meet the demands of their patients, as well as working innovatively to provide the service their local community needs. However it is clear, general practice is facing a workload disaster that is threatening its long-term future. This could lead to a serious workforce crisis in general practice where we do not have enough GPs to treat patients let alone cope with the constant demands of paper work required by commissioning organisations i.e. CCG, NHSE and PHE’s. cqc compliance standards cqc  compliance outcomes cqc compliance training cqc compliance manager.

​​Objective of Service

Our development suite will improve data quality through the production of user friendly clinical templates, which will assist practices in consistent and effective clinical recording. There are a number of objectives these templates will achieve:

  • Standardisation and improvement in the quality of data for network / commissioners
  • Provide information on locality targets (if any), performance and activity
  • Understand strength and weaknesses of each locality
  • Provide training and guidance e.g. EMIS WEB tools
  • Understand obstacles hindering performance / activity
  • Understand baseline data, population demographics, performance and activity trends
  • User friendly templates including features like drop down menus, tick boxes and free text options.

Benefits to Practice

This development suite will enhance GP practice’s existing information system by introducing the following: 

  • Standard templates
  • Standard searches
  • Standard letters (recalls)
  • Standard pop-up alerts in QoF panel (where applicable)
  • Unified code usage
  • Financial Achievement Monitoring
  • A simple, easy to use searches for Financial Claims

Benefits to CCG/Network

Provided all GP practices have data sharing agreement with CCG, then this standardisation process will enable the CCG’s to extract any agreed information at a click of a button from all practices under the organisation (provided it has Enterprise Searches Model). This will further enable clinical leads / commissioners to make cost effective decisions and buy clinically important services for local patients according to local needs. This data can further be used to develop local enhanced services based on found trends.

  • Unified clinical codes across the Network/GP practices.
  • In future, all/any normal/anonymised data can be extracted for commissioning purposes such as allowing for payment or audit purposes, using only a single search (Network/CCG would need to buy Enterprise Search Module from EMIS WEB before they could use this feature (development of enterprise search is not part of the package, perhaps this will come under the remit of GPIT as they would have the extraction rights)).
  • Patients registering with different GP practices within the CCG will require less input from a medical summariser or code mapping.
  • If networks are sharing staff (i.e. locums, nurse, hca’s) they will be familiarised with clinical templates from other practices, reducing the need for training.
  • An expression of commitment of IT support and facilitation from CCG/Network to member practices.
  • Quicker turnaround times for GP Surgeries to submit data to CCG/Networks to make claims or submit audits.

This will result in a reduction of workload as individual practices will no longer have to develop the toolkits themselves for each enhanced services neither CCG/Network would have to send around data information forms to collect data from practices manually.