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GP Resilience

Providing support for resilience and improvement in General Practice

The Salford and Trafford LMC help with supporting local practices with development, improvement and offer support programmes to GP practices in the area. Here’s our recommended resources to help with resilience and support in your GP practice.

CQC Improvement

Salford and Trafford LMC offers a support programme to any Salford and Trafford GP practice who have received either a ‘Requires Improvement’ or ‘Inadequate’ inspection rating from CQC.

The LMC have provided support to Practices who have needed to develop and implement a CQC improvement plan in order to ensure CQC and contractual compliance. 

The LMC support offer includes:

  • Advice to practice during draft process when practices are given the opportunity to submit corrections/challenge to report
  • CQC report dissection and formulation of detailed improvement plan
  • Advice on developing action plan narrative in response to CQC request and submission of evidence post CQC report publication
  • Advice on responding to Commissioners request on evidence in relation to potential contractual breaches
  • Development and delivery of GP practice listening event for all staff in order to engage and ensure team ownership of practice improvements and embedment
  • Follow-up visits to discuss progress as required
  • Offer of mock inspections pre-CQC re-inspection

Our LMC has compiled information based on the supporting evidence tables CQC have published, this along with CQC inspection reports during 2019 so far in Salford and Trafford and can be accessed via the Members Only section within our Resource Library.

Resilient GP

Resilient GP is an organisation set up to support GPs in developing working practices designed to prevent burnout and to support a highly effective primary care service that works well both for the doctors and the needs of patients. Resilient GP began from a meeting of minds in cyberspace of a group of doctors. It was clear to them that government health policy and recent GP training models were causing huge morale problems within general practice as well as a distinct lack of confidence in newly qualified GPs to know what is legitimate NHS GP work when to say, “No more”.

Resilient GP (External)

GM Excellence programme

The GM Excellence programme aims to support and improve Greater Manchester General Practices to enable care for the population by thriving general practice. The GP Excellence Programme is a partnership between Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

The GPEx aims to support General Practice to continue to thrive by encouraging improvement, development and positive engagement. To enquire about support on offer, please email:

Examples of support being provided by the programme:

  • Rescue – if you receive an inadequate CQC rating, the programme will support engagement with the RCGP Special Measures team
  • Resilience – training and development for all practice staff: PM Coaching, Working at Scale courses, Project Management support, Management and Leadership skills
  • Improvement – Team Building (away days), support for Neighbourhood working, Mentorship
  • Excellence – Quality improvement initiatives

The GM Excellence Programme (External)

The GM Excellence Referral Form

The NHS North West Leadership Academy

The NHS North West Leadership Academy (NHS NWLA) empowers people in the North West to secure better health, care and wellbeing outcomes through leadership. Within the system and across diverse communities – they work to develop compassionate leaders and the conditions for inclusive, future focused leadership.

The NHS NWLA (External)