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Evaluating the IMPACTE tool

IMPACTE is a peer-led, practical tool through which GPs and other primary care clinicians in Milton Keynes come together to examine evidence on a range of topics, stimulating innovation and changes in practice, both individually and at practice level through evidence-based practice.

The tool evolved over the course of the 3-year Quality:MK project, progressing from ‘journal clubs’ in 2007 through Evidence Based Discussion Groups to IMPACTE groups in 2010.

Saffin, K. (2010) Quality:MK Engaging with quality in primary care: A qualitative evaluation study commissioned by Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust. Final report. Oxford, SPH.

Glasziou, P. (2010) The impact of IMPACTE Groups: Use of EBM journal clubs in general practice.

Quality:MK (2010) Making an impact by embedding evidence-based practice in Milton Keynes. [video]

IMPACTE groups have continued to meet in primary & community health care teams across Milton Keynes since 2010, led by clinicians and supported by a Primary Care Librarian based at MKH Library Services.