Jargon Buster - Working in Partnership Programme (WiPP)

What is it? 

WiPP was developed under the new GMS contract to support general practice with workload and capacity issues.

What is it doing?

A total of 13 initiatives have been developed to improve workload management in general practice. The most relevant for GPs are: workload analysis tool; HCAs - facilitating the employment, training, development and integration; the database of good practice; and self-care for primary healthcare professionals.

There is also a range of other initiatives. For practice managers, there is the vocational training scheme for PMs; for nurses, there is general practice nursing; and for patients, self-care for people, joining up self-care.

The database of good practice has case studies which are received and evaluated by the Good Practice Project Steering Group.

For example, you can learn how to establish a PCT-wide, primary care-led dermatology service.

The HCA tool kit is a comprehensive resource on topics such as chaperone training, appraisal and employment issues.

How were initiatives chosen?

The initiatives have been developed with the help of WiPP's multidisciplinary advisory group, which comprises 42 members including representatives from the DoH, BMA, the Royal College of Nursing and the Patient's Association.

Where can you find further information?

To find out more, visit www.wipp.nhs.uk

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