Impact of key GP characteristics on unscheduled secondary care use and patient outcomes

The Frontier Economics project will examine whether GPs who are involved in training, commissioning and other initiatives achieve better outcomes for patients with long-term conditions, and contribute to reduced secondary care costs by making fewer unplanned hospital admissions.

North of England back pain pathway

North east England
The North of England back pain pathway aims to improve the management of patients with low back pain and radicular pain (sciatica) in the North East of England and Cumbria, building on an earlier pilot in South Tees funded by the local Academic Health Science Network. The project will implement a...

Paul Mount, GenerationQ fellow

Paul Mount worked for over 20 years as an economist in the public sector and private management consultancies, where the work involved supporting public sector clients to drive service improvement. He was previously Senior Economist at the Department of Education and the Department of Health.

Developing a family-centred service through redesign, delivery and commissioning

Stoke-on-Trent experiences a high prevalence of long-term conditions and data demonstrates that lack of communication and coordination across services exacerbates the problem. This project is piloting a family-based service that to allows for more ‘agile’ health care delivery by commissioning fam...

Social prescribing: integrating GP and community health assets

Commissioned by City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group, this project aimed to improve the relationship between GPs and the local community, and to improve outcomes for patients. Wellbeing co-ordinators ran a social prescription service, supporting people to develop a wellbeing plan and ref...

Vinice Thomas, GenerationQ fellow

East of England
Vinice is Deputy Director of Nursing at the NHS England East Anglia area team, with responsibility for quality, serious incidents and infection control. After qualifying as a nurse in 1988, Vinice went on to work in a range of clinical settings before moving into management roles. From 2003-07...

Phil Garnett, GenerationQ fellow

Yorkshire and the Humber
Phil is the Chair of Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and also works four sessions a week as a GP in Filey. He first joined the GP practice as a partner in 1978 and went on to become the senior partner. He remains involved in the performance, quality and financial manage...

Christine Keen, GenerationQ fellow

North east England
Since 2012, Christine has been the Director of Commissioning at the NHS England Area Team for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear. She began her NHS management career in 1997, as practice manager at a large GP surgery in Cumbria. In 2005 she left practice management to run a consortium of 3...

Judith Strobl, Quality Improvement Fellow

North west England
Judith Strobl is Chief Quality Officer for NHS Manchester which commissions healthcare for the population of Manchester with a budget of approximately £1billion. The local health economy in Manchester is complex and NHS Manchester has several hundred contracts with provider organisations, from la...

Joanne Watson, Quality Improvement Fellow

South west England
Dr Joanne Watson is the clinical lead Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust. In this time she has built up a strong team ethos within the department which has expanded on all fronts, introduced new therapies and services.