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Safer Practice Framework 

General Practice Self Assessment tool


The Safer Practice Framework is a self-assessment tool that can assist General Practice teams to focus on patient safety and quality improvement activity, to deliver safer quality care. 

The framework has been designed and tested by Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative, more than 30 General Practice teams and Wessex Local Medical Committee who endorse the framework to support a patient safety culture in Primary Care. 

During testing 100% of users identified that the framework was a useful tool to increase patient safety awareness.

Designed around the 5 priority areas identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC); are you safe, are you effective, are you caring, are you responsive and are you well led, the framework is offered as a voluntary tool to help bring focus and clarity to the day to day business of General Practice.

It is recommended to complete the framework as a multi-professional practice team to encourage staff engagement, to create a shared vision and ensure that shared intelligence is gathered from multiple sources.


'During testing we have found that engagement at the outset encourages shared ownership and assists in generating commitment to engage with assessment and any subsequent improvement work.'

By self-assessing each domain and rating as red, amber, green or not applicable the framework can help you to identify areas of good practice which can be replicated and areas where you may want to focus your improvement effort. 

In partnership with Wessex AHSN the Safer Practice Framework has been integrated into the QUIQCARE GP Solution and is ready for deployment straight away.

"Given the success of the Wessex pilot it seems clear that the benefit of this simple and effective tool is ripe to be adopted across all regions as an essential part of Practice management."


Quick Video Guides for QUIQCARE

Book an Online Demonstration

Typically these take around 45 minutes to an hour and can be held at a suitable time for you. They focus on the day-to-day use of QUIQCARE highlighting the key features and providing a deeper understanding of its use and benefits.

Documents & Brochures

Spreadsheets and box files really aren’t the answer, we know, that’s what we did; QUIQCARE is built for the job


Framework updates are an integral part of the success criteria and are automatically carried out on the Safer Practice Framework in QUIQCARE

Key Features

  • Fully featured CQC Compliance tool for the core data

    • Compiled Evidential Assurance in one place

    • Self Assessed RAG for rapid overviews

    • Instant reporting

  • Audits, Surveys and Requests for Information for fact finding

    • Gather information on your own site or from others

    • Collate reports of key indicators

    • Aggregate responses for report

  • Action Plans for focusing resource

    • SMART Action Plans can be delegated as required

    • See what needs actioning as it happens from anywhere

  • Pro active Notifications and reminders to keep you top

    • Every item is tracked and you are reminded to review so you never have redundant data

  • Share Data safely and securely

    • Sophisticated Roles and Permissions to let your stakeholders see only what they need

    • Tailor access for external stakeholders and consultants

    • Superlative Peer to Peer review tool

  • Resources built in

    • A growing set of referenced online resources

  • Documents stored as a central source

    • Use your documents to support Evidential Assurance

    • Share policies with common user groups

"QuiqCare is definitely worth looking at, the breadth of functionality offered for the price represents good value. I can see that the years of development working with the NHS and other areas of health and social care have resulted in a powerful platform that I would recommend to other practices looking to save admin time and focus on quality improvement."

Christina Cleworth, Practice Manager, Portsdown Group PCN.

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