There have been recent articles in the press about the NHS sharing your data.
The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning, and research in England to help find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone.
NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.
The new data collection reduces the burden on GP practices, allowing Doctors and other staff to focus on patient care.
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Having diabetes increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, eye disease and kidney disease. With regular checks you can reduce the risk of any of these complications.
We are therefore excited to inform you that we are testing a new service that will allow patients with diabetes to test their kidney function from home.
As you know, as part of your diabetes annual review, you should have a simple urine test.
This test looks at your urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR). The ACR test checks your kidney function by looking for particles of protein in your urine called albumin. If there is albumin in your urine, this means you are at increased risk of kidney disease and heart disease. If this is picked up at an early stage, you can be put on medication that will reduce your risk of any complications.
To help you perform this test, we are working with a company called Healthy.io, who provide a urine ACR kit and an app that allows people to do the test at home.
The test is really easy to do and only requires a smartphone and a kit that will be sent to your home. If you don’t have a Smart phone, a family member, friend or neighbour could do this on your behalf or alternatively please contact Voyager Family Health.
Our sessions are open to anyone over 17 experiencing mental health problems.
The sessions are lots of fun, for all abilities and drop-in sessions, so no need to book and no referral required. The sessions are all delivered by a qualified instructor and all equipment will be provided.
Carers, friends and family are more than welcome to accompany participants to the sessions for the first few sessions – the more the merrier!
We are excited to announce the launch of our Webchat service!
The new online chat service makes accessing information faster and provides another way to get in touch without the need to call. It also makes communication easier for people who do not speak English as their first language, allowing the use of programmes like Google Translate to chat.
Over the pandemic we identified the need to be creative with delivering our services, as a result we successfully delivered virtual one-to-one’s and group sessions at a time when face to face wasn’t possible, this highlighted the need to be virtually accessible in all our approaches and why we are launching the webchat which is a great addition and another option for individuals to access our services.
The chat is open on weekdays between 9:30am – 16:30pm. We have a dedicated team waiting to offer advice, support and information for all our services.