General Practitioners (GPs)

The SPIRE team are working closely with GP representatives on every aspect of SPIRE, including:

  • Governance through the Project Board
  • Approval or rejection of requests for information from practices through the SPIRE Steering Group
  • Information materials for practices and the general public
  • Design and content of reports to be delivered to practices for internal use
  • User friendliness of the SPIRE product and its features
  • Data quality management

The Communications team regularly communicate to GP practices through the SPIRE eBulletin InSPIRE. Please contact the SPIRE team if you would like to receive these newsletters.

SPIRE also communicates with GPs through the Scottish General Practitioners College (SGCP) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Scotland. Both are represented on the Project Board and the SPIRE Steering Group.

In addition, GP experts on coding and general practice clinical systems are regularly consulted through the SPIRE Project Board, local and national Scottish National Users Group (SNUG) and Scottish Clinical Information Management in Practice (SCIMP) meetings. Direct consultation with SCIMP representatives is taking place for the development of reports and queries into Clinical Management systems. Other GPs are directly involved through the Pathfinder programme.

SPIRE has also been represented with workshops, presentations and information stands at a large number of meetings, such as:

  • The Practice Managers Conference (May 2016)
  • The NHSScotland Event (June 2016)
  • The Local Medical Committee Highland (August 2016)
  • The SCIMP / SNUG Conference (September 2016)
  • The Scottish General Practitioners Committee in Lothian (September 2016)