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What is the International Family Practice Maturity Matrix?

The International Family Practice Maturity Matrix (IFPMM) is a tool used to facilitate organisational development in family and other organisations using team-based formative assessment and benchmarking. It covers seven organisational dimensions. The IFPMM version was initiated by Professor Glyn Elwyn of Cardiff University and developed in cooperation between the European Association for Quality in Healthcare (EQuiP), and the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen (IQ). A wide-ranging feasibility study was concluded in 2008 and published in 2010 in Quality and Safety in Healthcare.

What are the benefits of using the IFPMM?

The International Family Practice Maturity Matrix (IFPMM) has been designed for international use, as an organisational assessment to identify priorities for change and to motivate action. IFPMM enables organisational development and quality improvement, motivating change by virtue of the group dynamics that are generate by the assessment.

How can my practice use the IFPMM?

The International Family Practice Maturity Matrix instrument is freely available to everybody registered on the Maturity Matrix website. Use of the benchmarking feature and access to other documents and resources is subject to a licence fee of £50 per practice.

For further information, please Glyn Elwyn

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