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College launches innovation initiative for primary care

Five GPs who have come up with problem-solving ideas to help improve patients' experience of primary care have been selected to join the Royal College of General Practitioners' new innovators’ mentorship programme.

The scheme aims to encourage family doctors to find solutions to problems in general practice, such as cutting patient waiting times or finding innovative ways to use technology in general practice to benefit patient care.

As well as generating ideas, the group will also form a peer support network for other entrepreneurial GPs. Doctors on the programme will receive mentoring, training and access to networks to accelerate innovative ideas in general practice, as well as professional development in non-clinical skills to support them to be successful entrepreneurs.