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Ace Program


Griffins Brook Medical Centre is a member of Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commisioning group (CCG), which has a responsibility to improve the quality of primary care.

 The ACE programme offers initiatives aligned to the delivery of improved health outcomes.

. The ACE programme aligns to the strategic objectives of the CCG and the NHS Outcomes Framework indicators, aiming to make improvements where the CCG has been identified as performing below national/local benchmarks.

 The componants of ACE Foundation Level include;

  •  Medicines Management Continue to improve the quality and efficiency of prescribing through close working with prescribing support pharmacists, implementation of therapeutic audits, safety audits and participation in the CCG waste campaign.
  • Quality & Safety Support the CCG in the continuous improvement of services by reporting any quality concerns and examples of good practice. Ensure best practice and learning is shared across local practices by meeting up to discuss significant events. Streamline patient referral pathways by improving uptake of the eltronic referral sytem - choose and Book.

  • Carers Empowering carers to better support themselves by establishing a  Carers Register and offer signposting to appropriate support systems/services.

  • Safeguarding  Regular meetings between GPs and Health Visitors to protect vulnerable children and their families. Improved access to services for patients with Learning Disabilities by creating patient passports to ensure hospital staff are aware of any specific needs and other important information.

  • Prevention Reduce vaccine preventable illness  by increasing uptake of vaccinations/immunisations to England average. Prevent and treat chronic diseases by promoting physical activity.  Atrial Fibrillation screening for patients over the age of 65.

The ultimate aim of the ACE Excellence programme is to ensure that the high quality care
we want for our family and friends is available to everyone. 
The Aspiring to Clinical Excellence model is structured into 4 main components
of delivery:
1. Holistic Care
2. Integrated Care
3. Long –term Conditions Management; 

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4. Better Care for the Elderly & Vulnerable


This inititive is part of our commitment to improve the health of our patients. 

We are currently screening patients who we believe may be at risk of developing a respiratory condition known as chronic obstructive pulmanory disease (COPD) which is strongly linked to smoking and may be related to lifestyle.

Our aim is to detect early signs and symptoms of COPD with a view to offering appropriate lifestyle advice and / or treatment, minimising the impact of the condition and improving your health.

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