Programme no. 108-WS
Quality Improvement
The WONCA World Working Party on Quality and Safety in Family Medicine - Developing the Quality Improvement Interactive PDF
Ulrik Kirk*1, Tina Eriksson*2, Eva Arvidsson3, Janecke Thesen4
1KAP-S,Sorø,Denmark;EQuiP,Copenhagen,Denmark, 2EQuiP,Copenhagen,Denmark, 3Medical and Health Sciences,Linköping University,LINKÖPING,Sweden, 4Seksjon for allmennmedisin,Universitetet i Bergen,Bergen,Norway
* = Presenting author
Objectives: The goal is to provide participants with knowledge about different support materials on quality and safety for GPs interested in and/or involved with quality and safety work in the Nordic countries, the various methods by which these can be accessed, and how such support materials can be kept up to date and improved over time to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of quality and safety interested GPs.
Background: The WONCA Working Party on Quality and Safety in Family Medicine was charged with the responsibility for developing recommendations on how to achieve and maintain quality and safety in primary care within the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). Under the auspices of the European Society for Quality and Safety in Family Practice (EQuiP), WONCA has in place quality and safety tools, methods and teaching activities as well as EU projects going on across Europe. One core aspect of EQuiP's work is its interactive PDFs, which can embed multimedia content on quality and safety as well as hyperlink to other online resources.
Content: Two brief presentations from Denmark and the network EQuiP will describe the contrasting support materials that are available, the completely different processes by which these materials were developed, and the wholly divergent methods by which they have been kept up to date.

Participants will then be divided into small working groups to discuss content, methods and modalities of developing an interactive PDF containing supporting materials about quality and safety in family medicine in the Nordic countries, and ultimately arrive at an agreement for the content of the creating, developing and maintaining of an ideal interactive PDF on quality and safety.

Method: At the beginning of the workshop, participants will in small groups discuss what if any support materials are available to GPs on quality and safety in their respective countries, how these supports could be improved, and if none exists, what supports materials GPs would like to see being available.

At the end of this session participants will have learned what can be done within quality and safety, and have a roadmap for how support materials for GPs can be created. This will enable participants to return to their respective countries and engage with national representative organisations to have such materials put in place or to improve existing support materials, which can be embedded in the interactive PDF.

Other considerations: Awareness will be raised of the different types of support materials that can be accessed for GPs interested in and/or involved with quality and safety work across the Nordic countries, and the methods that can be employed to keep such supporting materials up to date.