Key points

  • This briefing provides case studies of four organisations in England that have been early pioneers of sharing data across practices to enable improvement.
  • We looked for teams that are sharing data between practices for the explicit purpose of improving quality of care.
  • We conducted site visits and interviewed programme leads and team members from each of the organisations featured in the case studies.
  • We then analysed transcripts to identify key themes and identified practical learning points for data-sharing approaches to quality improvement.

Sharing to improve: four case studies of data sharing in general practice introduces approaches to collaborative data sharing that enable improvement in the quality of care.

The four case studies in this briefing offer promising early indications that collaborative data sharing – in different configurations of general practice – has potential to make a meaningful contribution to improving the quality of care. Insights from these case studies show different methods of using data to improve care, and share practical learning from groups already experimenting with these efforts.

 

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