RAPCI project summary reports

The Rapid Covid-19 Intelligence to Improve Primary Care Response (RAPCI) Project examined the changing demands on GP practices across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire during the COVID-19 pandemic. It investigated common challenges and innovative solutions that practices have devised to cope.

Final reporting:

Paper: The implementation of remote consulting in UK primary care following the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed methods longitudinal study by Mairead Murphy et al. Published in British Journal of General Practice. 9 February 2021.

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RAPCI Project Final Report (5) (PDF, 1,105kB)
This final report collates the findings from the previous four reports, together with the latest round of data and highlights lessons learned.

Changes in presentations with features potentially indicating cancer in primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic: a retrospective cohort study by Lauren Scott, Mairead Murphy, Sarah Price, Rhys Lewis, Rachel Denholm, Jeremy Horwood, Tom Palmer, Chris Salisbury. Published in BMJ Open.

Interim summary reports:

RAPCI Project Summary Report 4 - 31 July 2020 (PDF, 282kB)
This fourth summary report presents qualitative findings from 22 interviews held with GPs and managers from 20 GP practices between 3 and 29 July 2020 and quantitative data extracted from the patient record.

RAPCI Project Summary Report 3 - 10 July 2020 (PDF, 264kB)
This third summary report presents qualitative findings from 20 interviews held with GPs and managers from 20 GP practices between 15 June and 2 July 2020.

RAPCI Project Summary Report 2 - 19 June 2020 (PDF, 593kB)
This second summary report presents qualitative findings from 23 interviews held with GPs and managers from 20 GP practices between 28 May and 13 June 2020. There is a sub-section on perceived impact on health inequalities in this report.

RAPCI Project Summary Report 1 - 5 June 2020 (PDF, 427kB)
This first summary report presents qualitative findings from 22 interviews held with GPs and managers from 14 GP practices between 13 and 17 May 2020. There is a sub-section on new consultation models implemented in this report.

Key words: coronavirus, digital health, general practice, health care, health inequalities, NHS, patients, primary care, service delivery

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