INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

We have produced patient leaflets about continuity of care

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Information for patients and patient groups

Repeated contact between an individual patient and a doctor gives them both the opportunity for improved understanding of each other’s views and priorities, and has been shown to reduce hospital admissions and mortality.

This project led by St Leonard’s Research Practice aims to improve relational continuity between registered patients and their personal doctors. As part of this, the project team hopes to build and maintain relationships with GPs, administrative staff and patients in all the collaborating general practices to secure their input and involvement in the delivery of continuity.

A series of workshops will be run to promote continuity and present research-based evidence on associated health improvements. We plan to develop a continuity toolkit, including a website, and promotional materials for practices and patients. These interventions will help to create a cultural change among GPs, administrative staff and patients that leads to continuity being better valued and implemented.

 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Workshops for patients

We plan to hold a series of workshops for patients in each GP surgery, details to follow below. In these we will present interesting and relevant findings from continuity research. We also hope that patients will get involved in designing and improving patient materials promoting continuity of care. If patients have useful ideas about how continuity could be improved at their practice, these will be passed on to the GPs and administrative staff.

Questionnaires

As part of this project, you may occasionally be asked to fill in a short survey about their GP or your experiences of continuity of care at your general practice. We are really grateful for the time and effort taken to fill in these questionnaires.

Your data is safe

We will not be asking GP surgeries to send us any patient-identifiable information as part of this project, only aggregated numbers and occasional fully anonymous reports.

 
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ST LEONARD'S PRACTICE

Seminar dates and times

This section will be updated with dates and times of the next patient seminar.

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WALLINGBROOK HEALTH CENTRE

Seminar dates and times

This section will be updated with dates and times of the next patient seminar

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ISCA MEDICAL PRACTICE

Seminar dates and times

This section will be updated with details of the next patient seminar.

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IDE LANE SURGERY

Seminar dates and times

This section will be updated with details of the next patient seminar.

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CLAREMONT MEDICAL PRACTICE

Seminar dates and times

This section will be updated with details of the next patient seminar.

 

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