The Forum completed 243 NHS Health Checks in the last 6 months of 2018/19. They have adopted a whole team approach ensuring that health checks are a priority for the practice. They are extremely proactive in targeting their eligible population and get a good response from patients taking up the opportunity.
The Walsgrave Health Centre team, although not a large team, have managed to improve their uptake for Health Checks by 40%. A large part of this can be attributed to the practice’s healthcare assistant who is passionate about the role and preventing ill health. Together with the reception team they work to maximise activity and encourage people to have health checks.
Chemycare has excelled in 2018/2019 achieving both the most 4 week and 12 week quits. This is mainly due to the brilliant partnership between the pharmacist and the advisor. Tracy, the pharmacy assistant, works hard proactively encouraging her clients to keep them engaged and motivated to quit.
Mansfield Medical Centre achieved most 4 week quits in 2018/2019. They have two health care assistants based within the practice who deliver stop smoking services. They share clients, support each other and when one is on holiday the other can cover. This means there is always someone available to support clients and reduces the risk of losing them if no-one is available when they need support.
Allesley Park Medical Centre achieved most 12 week quits in 2018/2019. This is a fantastic achievement to get patients to a 12 week quit, as it is not easy. The team within the practice work together to ensure that the patients feel supported and empowered to make that change.