Clinical Pharmacists in GP Practices We are all familiar with our local community pharmacist – the medication expert who checks and approves our prescriptions when we collect them from a shop. But what is a Clinical Pharmacist, and when might you come across one in your GP practice? Clinical Pharmacists Like their community counterparts, … Continued
NHS Health Checks and Long Term Condition Reviews What is an NHS Health Check? It is a regular check-up for people aged between 40 and 74 who aren’t already receiving treatment for a long term condition. The aim is to spot any early signs that could increase your risk of stroke, kidney disease, type … Continued
Diabetes Diabetes is a life-long condition that causes your blood sugar level to become too high. The health complications from having diabetes can be significant such as kidney failure, heart attacks or strokes. You are twice as likely to need to be admitted to hospital, and on average 1 in 6 hospital beds are … Continued
It’s estimated that GPs spend half their appointment helping people with long term conditions and that 7 in 10 hospital beds are used to look after people in the same group.