QI activities

Managing symptomatic respiratory patients in general practice

About this activity

Use the QI template below to help you and your team establish and maintain protocols for dealing with respiratory patients without compromising care or impacting the wellbeing of others.

Improve our capability to assess and treat symptomatic respiratory patients face-to-face.
Use Pen CAT4 data to measure the number of patients seen with respiratory symptoms face-to-face.
Improvement ideas
  • Choose which model of care you would like to implement, to ensure that infectious patients are kept isolated from others.
  • Follow the considerations set out in the Assessing Respiratory Presentations in General Practice HealthPathways page.
  • Review practice infection control procedures. An improvement might include training for all staff in the correct use of PPE.
  • Establish consistent screening and triage processes for respiratory patients.

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