Foundation standard module pilot

The Foundation Standard module pilot is coming to an end 1 October 2019. Thank you to practices who've participated, especially through the busy winter period and during a measles outbreak. We’ve collected over 600 pieces of feedback which will help us to finalise our new College Quality Standards. 

We’ve created a pilot assessment process flowchart to help practices prepare for the assessment – if you have any questions, please email standards@rnzcgp.org.nz

Pilot documents

Helpful feedback for the Quality team 

When providing feedback on the draft Foundation Standard module, it would be helpful to consider: 

  • Have we taken out indicators or criteria that should be left in?
  • Are there indicators or criteria that would fit better in the CORNERSTONE® Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) or General Practice module? Or any should be taken out?
  • Are there indicators or criteria that are unclear?
  • Is the required evidence easy to understand?
  • Are there any additional training needs that should be compulsory?
  • Does the guidance help you understand the criteria and required evidence?
  • Are there any additional references that would be helpful to include?
  • The easiest way to provide feedback is to download the Foundation Standard module, add comments and suggestions to the document and send it to standards@rnzcgp.org.nz. Alternatively, you can email us your comments and suggestions.
The easiest way to provide feedback is to download the Foundation Standard module, add comments and suggestions to the document and send it to standards@rnzcgp.org.nz. Alternatively, you can email us your comments and suggestions.

Contact

If you have any questions about the project, please email standards@rnzcgp.org.nz

Foundation Standard module pilot FAQs


How has the draft Foundation Standard module been simplified?

We have kept the current structure so it looks familiar but removed some criteria, particularly criteria that reflect quality improvement which will be incorporated into the CORNERSTONE® CQI or GP modules. We have also removed criteria that relate to legislative compliance or running a practice where they do not directly support the purpose of the standard. 

We have also been less prescriptive about training requirements – these have only been mandated when they are considered essential. Other training options have been provided for the practice to consider when developing their training plans.

We have also reduced the volume of guidance and added in hyperlinks to current relevant reference information. 

 
Is there a fee to participate in the pilot?

No, there is no additional cost to participating in any of the pilots. Pilot practices will simply continue to pay their current contractual fee. 

Are practices expected to complete the pilot by October 2019?
We believe it’s possible to complete the Foundation Standard module pilot by the end of October 2019, and we will be providing support to help practices achieve this. 

Practice that don’t complete the pilot by the end of October can apply the work towards meeting the new Foundation Standard module requirements. 
What support will pilot practices receive?

We will be provide phone, email, website and webinar support during the pilot. 

Will I use QA2QI for the pilot?

No, we will provide pilot practices a login for Smartsheet (essentially a sophisticated a web-based version of excel) where you can record and track progress and upload supporting documents.

If I don’t participate in the pilot, is it still possible to provide feedback on the pilot modules?

Absolutely, we would appreciate feedback from practices not directly involved in the pilot - the more feedback we get, the better the final modules will be.  

When will the CORNERSTONE® modules be ready to pilot?? 

The Teaching Practice module will be available in May - the CQI and General Practice modules will available in June 2019.