In this episode we speak to Dr Ian Bennett-Briton who is a Clinical Research Fellow in Primary Health Care at the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol.
Paper: Understanding the benefits and limitations of continuous, risk-based, consultation peer-review in out-of-hours general practice: A qualitative interview study
Unwarranted variation in clinical practice is an area of increasing interest due to the costs and harms of too much or too little healthcare. Effective systems to detect and minimise unwarranted variation in clinician practice are crucial to ensure clinicians in increasingly multidisciplinary healthcare workforces are supported to practise to their full potential. Such systems are limited in English general practice settings, with implications for the efficiency and safety of care. Continuous, risk-based, consultation peer-review provides a mechanism to detect and minimise unwarranted variation in clinician practice, and a potential methodology to support clinicians in an increasingly multidisciplinary general practice workforce to efficiently and safely practise to their full potential.