Introduction to Video Group Clinics
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VGCs are a transformative way of delivering planned care and supporting people to take control and manage their health issues. They work especially well for people who live with long term conditions like diabetes, COPD, asthma and Long COVID; conditions that account for the bulk of primary care’s chronic disease management workload and where QOF reviews and a DES are in place. VGCs offer:
- Significant clinician time-savings. Clinicians report that clinical reviews in VGCs take around 5 minutes per patient compared to 15-25 minutes when delivered one to one. Well practiced clinicians can review 6-8 patients in 30 minutes, representing a 60-80% time efficiency gain compared to one to one.
- Quality and QOF improvement. A GP practice that adopted group clinics as their fist point of contact for people living with diabetes saw a 18% uplift in QOF in its first year, with a further 10% uplift in year two.
- Improved experience of care: clinicians report that group clinics restore joy to both remote and face to face consultations. They energise them because they are less transactional and more relationship based. Patients report extremely high levels of satisfaction with their group clinic experience
- Sustainable delivery of personalised care: the group clinic process mirrors care and support planning because patients see their results and decide their questions before the clinician joins. Then after their consultation with the clinician, they are supported to set goals. VGCs will help you deliver the Year of Care in a more time-efficient way
- Better outcomes in diabetes: there is Level One (randomised controlled trial) evidence that group clinics improve HbA1c and blood pressure in diabetes compared to one to one appointments.
For more information about video group clinics and illustrative case studies of best practice, go to: www.redmoorelc.co.uk/resources
Group clinics are embedded in BOB’s primary care strategy and are seen as an essential element of PCN development and the integration of additional roles within the workforce. For this reason, this programme is now available to help your practice to explore the benefits of video group clinics (VGCs). This programme is in conjuction with Redmoor Health ELC Partnership. Click on the below image to view their website: