Resources and tools
We have developed resources and tools to support GPs in clinical practice and for use in primary care research.
Alt-Con Guidance is a suite of information to help general practices think through key issues before implementing alternatives to face-to-face consultations with patients, such as email, telephone, video and online consultations.
The Continuity of Care Calculator is designed to allow general practices to audit the levels of continuity of patient care provided in their practice.
The Eczema Written Action Plan (EWAP) is designed to help parents of children with eczema manage the condition at home. It is available for GPs to download and use in routine clinical care.
The Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP) is a patient-generated, or individualised, outcome questionnaire. It is problem-specific but includes general wellbeing. It is applicable to all patients who present with symptoms, and these can be physical, emotional or social.
The Multimorbidity Search Tool for EMIS Practices is a tool for general practices, and researchers working with those practices, to identify patients with multimorbidity (two or more long-term conditions).
The Multimorbidity Treatment Burden Questionnaire (MTBQ) is a 10-item questionnaire designed to measure treatment burden (the effort of looking after one’s health) in patients with multimorbidity (multiple long-term conditions) in primary care.
One in a Million is an archive of high quality video recordings, plus survey and electronic patient records data, with permissions in place for reuse by bona fide researchers and for medical and research training purposes.
The Patient-Doctor Depth of Relationship (PDDR) scale is an eight-item, patient self-completed questionnaire designed to measure patient-doctor relational depth. It provides a score specific to the index doctor, rather than relationships in general.
The Primary Care Outcomes Questionnaire (PCOQ) is a 24-item, patient-reported outcome measure designed to measure outcomes in primary care. It is scored in four domains, and is applicable to adult patients attending primary care with any problem.
The Safety-netting Tool (SaNCoT) is an Excel-based coding scheme which allows for the recording of how GPs communicate safety-netting advice and other safety-netting activities, such as discussing diagnostic uncertainty and the expected time-course of an illness.
The Short Questionnaire for Out-of-Hours Care (SQOC) is a short, validated questionnaire to assess patients' satisfaction with out-of-hours services in primary care.