You don’t need to do all the things all the time.
Rethink the way you work
Traditional approaches to General Practice provide staff with a relatively relaxed summer but intensely busy winters.
The seasonal spike leaves practices inundated with winter pressures, which are then compounded by the requirement of routine medication and condition reviews.
Contrary to the understanding of lots of GP staff, it does not need to be like this.
RedPill WebApps facilitate a new approach to alleviate the seasonal stress faced by General Practice.
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Our proposition is simple: do all routine work in the Summer and avoid the winter pressures!
This approach reduces the demand faced by GP staff in winter, enabling time to be balanced much more effectively.
This approach has been implemented by the Barclay Medical group in Practice, revolutionising their approach to chronics disease and medication management.
Below are two examples of how this approach has been introduced in practice.
Example 1: Chronic Disease Management for Asthma
In Summer, search for all asthmatics in your clinical system. Send a targeted text to all Asthmatics with a live-link Asthma eReview. This takes less than 5 minutes to set up and involves no paper, postage and virtually no staff time.
Patients compete the eReview (with a much higher response rate compared to traditional lettering). The clinical information is returned securely and dropped into their clinical record. The patient’s name is then added to a review list of Asthmatics, so no need for the standard 20 minute appointment.
Once you have the eReviews your clinicians can through the list. Most would be stable requiring no change and can be texted accordingly – you could include links to educational resources also.
Only a small fraction of poorly controlled patients need to be throughout this period. You can review at least three times as many patients in a singular session. Do one thing at a time: it saves time.
This approach can be adopted for all chronic diseases by using RedPill’s eReviews.
Example 2: Medication Reviews
Search for users of HRT on your clinical system. Send a targeted text with a live link eReview to this group.
Patients then complete and return the form with their home recorded Blood Pressure readings. This clinical information is then returned securely to the practice to be dropped into the patient’s file.The patient’s name is then added to review list of HRT users.
No one needs to attend in person. There is no need to have the standard 20-minute appointment.
Once you have the results from the eReviews, your clinicians can work through the list. Most would be stable requiring no change and can be texted accordingly – you could include links to educational resources also.
You can review at least three times as many patients in a single session. Do one thing at a time: it saves time.
This approach can be adopted for all medications by using RedPill’s eReviews.
Or alternatively, read on to find out about the RedDrugs Policy.