||EVALUATING EFFECTIVENESS, SAFETY, PATIENT EXPERIENCE AND SYSTEM IMPLICATIONS OF DIFFERENT MODELS OF USING GPS IN OR ALONGSIDE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS (GPS IN EDS)
||National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) Programme
- Prof Adrian Edwards (PRIME, Cardiff University)
- Philippa Anderson, Swansea University
- Prof Damon Berridge, Swansea University
- Andrew Carson-Stevens, PRIME, Cardiff University
- Dr Alison Cooper, Cardiff University
- Prof Matthew Cooke, University of Warwick
- Prof Jeremy Dale, University of Warwick
- Dr Freya Davies, PRIME, Cardiff University
- Prof Liam Donaldson, Imperial College, London
- Dr Bridie Evans, PRIME, Swansea University
- Dr Barbara Harrington, University of Northumbria
- Julie Hepburn, Patient Representative
- Mr Peter Hibbert, Macquarie University, Australia
- Dr Thomas Hughes, Oxford School of Emergency Medicine
- Alison Porter, PRIME, Swansea University
- Prof Tim Rainer, Cardiff University
- Prof Niro Siriwardena, University of Lincoln
- Prof Helen Snooks, PRIME, Swansea University
- Cardiff University
- Swansea University
- University of Northumbria
- Macquarie University, Australia
- Oxford School of Emergency Medicine
- University of Lincoln
||Our aim is to evaluate using realist methods the effectiveness, safety, patient experience and system implications of different models of using GPs in or alongside Emergency Departments understanding the effects and the mechanisms by which they are brought about in different contexts.
- In this study we will investigate GPs working in Emergency Departments to ascertain:
- What are the different ways of working, how are they are organised and how common are they?
- How do they work in practice? Do they do what they were meant to do?
- Hospital admissions, re-attendance, waiting times, patient safety and staff and patient satisfaction
- What are the key factors that lead to a better service?
||Realist evaluation using mixed methods
||Effectiveness of GPs in ED models in terms of what works, for whom and in what circumstances.
||Peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and recommendations for services.
||This study will provide new information on GP-ED models in terms of impact on service provision, patient experience and the effectiveness and safety of clinical care delivery.