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Applying Prospective Risk Assessment Tools In GP Practices course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Royal College of General Practitioners

This session provides a practical example of how to apply prospective risk assessment to general practice. Using an example of setting up a nurse-led clinic in a practice, it illustrates how prospective risk assessment can identify and mitigate risks before they lead to harm. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in March 2015.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe how to apply prospective risk assessment tools in your practice
  • Identify key patient safety risks in supplementary prescribing
  • Apply a risk matrix to quantify patient safety risks

Imagine you are setting up a nurse-led clinic in your practice for managing patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The nurses who will be running the clinic have been trained to prescribe COPD medications (through a scheme known as supplementary prescribing).

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Patient Safety/Prospective Risk Assessment in Primary Care
Instructors / Speakers
Jane Carthey,
Patient Safety and Human Factors Specialist

Dr Jane Carthey is a Patient Safety and Human Factors Specialist who has worked in the NHS for 13 years, both at a local Trust level and for a national agency. Dr Carthey has applied human factors methodologies to understand the causes of incidents in healthcare in acute and primary care settings. Her expertise includes incident reporting, organisational and team safety culture, observational data collection, incident investigation, prospective risk assessment and improving communication between patients and healthcare staff when things go wrong.

Christine Johnson,
General Practitioner and Community Sub Dean, Nottingham University

Christine has worked as a GP in Nottingham since 1988.

Through her undergraduate work at the University of Nottingham as Community Sub Dean and postgraduate work as part of Health Education East Midlands, she has been involved in the delivery of education to both medical and multi-professional audiences with a particular emphasis on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

She represents Vale of Trent on the RCGP Council.

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