Achieving consensus in these circumstances can be a long and arduous process, not helped by the fact that many of the High Impact Actions require collaboration and alignment across a whole raft of organisations and interests. Planning and implementing change in GP practices is often faster, easier and more successful when it is done in collaboration and with expert facilitation. That is why preparation is important – it takes time and planning to create the conditions for success.
Fortunately, NHS England has also recognised this and have produced an excellent Self Assessment tool to help you assess where you are in securing buy-in to the training, and what areas need work on before you are ready to forge ahead with everyone on board. The tool comprises a set of questions on 7 aspects of readiness, which when scored, provide you with a spider diagram that graphically displays your areas of readiness and those areas where perhaps more work is required.
Just click on the link below to go to the Readiness Self Assessment Tool: