Meet the team: Kernow CIC (community interest company of 61 GP practices)
I am a Q member and a GP in Cornwall – our group of 61 practices has united under an umbrella group (community interest company) which enables us to speak -pretty much -with one voice.
With companies trying to bring telehealth products to the market, a ‘sandbox’ in which to introduce / trial / tinker with products being road tested by GPs could be a valuable way of assessing ideas and which are more likely to succeed.
The hope is that by renting the sandbox for these exercises and then benefiting from products that improve quality (and / or reduce workload) the CIC group will act as a useful link in the product development chain and also help bring good QI initiatives into practice – surely a core aim of Q!
How you can contribute
- Advice on what else is out there, risks / opportunities of the proposed plan, caveats and any prior experience of anything similar. Hpw to maximise GP engagement at a time of stress has always been a concern when trialling new ideas so how to make things as simple and user friendly as possible.