PRIMIS operates a fully cost recovered service.
All NHS organisations are focused on continually improving the quality of care for people using their services.
While there are many different approaches to quality improvement, there are some key principles that are common to all.
- using data to understand variation
- giving all staff the opportunity to contribute and act on ideas for improvement
- using many small-scale trials and pilots to learn and improve
Here at PRIMIS we understand that effective quality improvement requires a flexible and tailored methodology to suit a variety of contexts.
Use PRIMIS as an experienced intermediary providing expert guidance on accessing and using primary care data
Commission PRIMIS experts to author a data specification detailing your specific data needs and requirements, both for implementation by PRIMIS or within another software solution
Turn raw data from GP clinical information systems into actionable insights by commissioning PRIMIS to produce a quality improvement tool or use one of our pre-written tools
Commission PRIMIS to produce tooling for the purpose of data extraction, reporting, messaging, or entry within a GP clinical information system
Understand variation in patient care across your PCN, locality or nationally by commissioning PRIMIS to provide a CHART Online comparative analysis tool
Support the quality improvement cycle by commissioning PRIMIS to provide training in facilitation skills, change management and root cause analysis
Tap into our experience of supporting the scale and spread of innovation within primary care
PRIMIS supports academics and researchers to realise the benefits of using primary care data to inform healthcare innovation and improvement.
The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone.
Healthcare records from general practice provide the most comprehensive patient dataset, with huge potential to transform healthcare, now and in the future.
A data specification is a series of linked documentation that defines the clinical code groups and the logical business rules for any given clinical concept or defined indicator. It is a guideline to ensure a comprehensive and consistent data definition, for implementation within a software solution for data reporting, extraction and messaging purposes.
Thanks to the wealth of experience that the PRIMIS team holds, we are well positioned to provide data specification services to a wide range of organisations, such as national NHS organisations for large-scale national data reporting activities, and commercial partners and research teams.
We are proud to have created and continue to maintain the only nationally recognised COVID-19 vaccination specification, used for call and recall of patient and vaccination uptake monitoring by UKHSA.
use PRIMIS as an experienced intermediary providing expert guidance on accessing and using primary care data
commission PRIMIS experts to author a data specification detailing your specific data needs and requirements, both for implementation by PRIMIS or within another software solution
develop, update, validate or convert clinical code groups (i.e., from a legacy coding system to SNOMED CT)
provision of SNOMED CT clinical code groups, including the expression constraint language (ECL) and full extensional list
support for early career health informaticians and partner organisations looking to develop specialist skills in clinical coding
collaborative working on indicator scope and architecture
Applied Health Research Building
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2HA
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