Operationalising Prudent Healthcare in the GPOOH Setting: Facilitative Webinars

Dr Stephen Bassett

Dr Sara Hayes

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Design, deliver and disseminate five 10-minute webinars. The first introduces the context and history of Prudent Healthcare (PHC), linking it to wider, contemporary resonant themes – Overdiagnosis, Slow Medicine, Too Much Medicine; the remaining four cover each of the principles, renamed according to the acronym SPEM (the Latin word for hope):


The webinars will initially be available on a dedicated Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) intranet page, but the hope is subsequently to offer them at a national level.

These explain how and why PHC principles can be applied in the GP Out-Of-Hours (GPOOH) environment, grounding the abstract principles in operational reality. These lessons may also have a broader audience in primary care, and it is hoped will shortly be consolidated within ABMU’s GP clusters. The webinars will initially feature clinicians, but will be treated as living documents with the aim of incorporating patient experiences in the future.

This Project Supports Prudent Healthcare

This project helps to operationalise PHC principles by creating a memorable acronym by which to remember them (SPEM – Latin for ‘hope’) and anchoring this in four brief, visual webinars. The principles will be clarified and consolidated by linking them to a specific action set for the GPOOH context.

Anticipated Benefits

Part of Cohort Bevan Exemplar Projects 2015-16