Rethink the way you work

Traditional General Practices typically find themselves inundated with winter pressures that are then compounded by routine medication and condition reviews.

Think

Do all routine work in the Summer and avoid the winter pressures

Do one thing at a time; not all things all of the time.

Example 1: Chronic Disease

In Summer.  Search all asthmatics in your clinical system.  Send a targeted text to all Asthmatics with a live-link Asthma eReview. Setting up takes is 5 minutes, involves no paper, no postage and virtually no staff time. Efficient and cost saving.  

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 and thereby circumnavigates the standard 20 minute appointment.

Once you have the eReviews your clinician works through the list. Most would be stable requiring no change and can be texted accordingly – you could include links to educational resources also.

With only a small fraction of poorly controlled group might be seen. You can review at least three times as many patients in a singular session. Specialising labour to reap invaluable efficiency.  

Reschedule all chronic disease reviews in this way. 

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. The patient completes and returns this with home recorded Blood Pressures. The clinical information is returned securely and dropped into their file. The patient’s name is then added to review list of HRT users. No one needs to attend. No need for standard 20 minute appointment.

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 the relevant medication and thereby circumnavigates the standard 20 minute appointment.

Once you have the eReviews your clinician works through the list. Most would be stable requiring no change and can be texted accordingly – you could include links to educational resources also.

With only a small fraction of poorly controlled group might be seen. You can review at least three times as many patients in a singular session. Specialising labour to reap invaluable efficiency. 

Reschedule all medication reviews in this way. 

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