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
NHS Heatwave Plan
The NHS have published their heatwave plan giving advice & guidance on how to cope with the rising temperatures. If news reports are to be believed, then the high temperatures are going to be with us for quite some time so taking the necessary precautions could help save lives.
Heatwave Plan for England 2018