KNOWN ISSUE - Bing search results
It has been brought to our attention that when searches for our website are made through the Bing (microsoft) search engine patients are presented with a description of our surgery and the correct web address, but with a link entitled 'Adelaide Street, Brisbane'. We are currently trying to rectify this to prevent any further confusion, however trying to find the correct reporting procedure from Microsoft is proving problematic. We would suggest that for future searches patients use www.google.co.uk where all information is showing as correct.
Diabetes Success Story
One of our patients, Debra Scott, is spreading the news of how after being diagnosed with diabetes type 2 she used diet as a way of controlling her condition. She has been featured in the local newspaper and a national magazine, and after joining our PPG has sought our support to help spread the news locally. She is a true inspiration and she kindly provided an account of her journey which we have turned into an article for you to read.
Wear it Pink 2018
We celebrated wear it pink for the 2nd year running. This time we also implemented a bake sale at each surgery. In total we raised £127!
Patients encouraged to check symptoms online
Patients are being encouraged to check their medical symptoms online before going to their GP, as part of three-step advice from the Royal College of GPs.
Here's the advice from Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard (RCGP Chair):
BBC Breakfast (facebook) - Helen Stokes-Lampard Interview 29/12/17
116 123 - Suicide Helpline
If you or someone you know are struggling and need to talk, you can contact The Samaritans on the above number (116 123) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Diabetes Audit (NDA)
The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is the one of the largest annual clinical audits in the world, integrating data from both primary and secondary care sources, making it the most comprehensive audit of its kind. Both Adelaide Street and Harris Medical Centre are taking part in this audit.
If you have diabetes, non-diabetic hyper glycaemia, impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes, we will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
Further information can be found by following the links below:
Patient Information Leaflet (Diabetic Patients)
Patient Information Leaflet (Patients at Risk of Diabetes)
Diabetes UK - NDA Audit Reports
Every year the GP survey is commissioned and sent out to our patients. Their responses are sent back directly to NHS England. The full report of the most recent survey results can be viewed by clicking the link below:
GP Patient Survey - Adelaide Street