Evaluating effectiveness, safety, patient experience and system implications of different models of using GPs in or alongside Emergency Departments (GPs in EDs)

PROJECT TITLE EVALUATING EFFECTIVENESS, SAFETY, PATIENT EXPERIENCE AND SYSTEM IMPLICATIONS OF DIFFERENT MODELS OF USING GPS IN OR ALONGSIDE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS (GPS IN EDS)
Funding body National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) Programme
Total funding  £954,863
Team
Team/consortium
  • Cardiff University
  • Swansea University
  • University of Northumbria
  • Macquarie University, Australia
  • Oxford School of Emergency Medicine
  • University of Lincoln
Overarching aim 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.
Objectives
  • 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?
Methods Realist evaluation using mixed methods
Outcomes Effectiveness of GPs in ED models in terms of what works, for whom and in what circumstances.
Outputs Peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and recommendations for services.
Impact 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.

 

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