Identifying patients at risk of sight loss with SystmOne

Identifying patients at risk of sight loss with SystmOne

Newsome Surgery in Huddersfield have used SystmOne to ensure at risk patients have been supported as part of National Sight Loss Awareness Week. SystmOne was used to run some simple clinical reports that identified patients at risk of sight loss. The surgery was then able to send text messages directly to the identified patient cohort from SystmOne, inviting them to an event being held by local charity ‘Outlookers’.

Tracy Burton, Practice Manager at Newsome Surgery explained that “Of the 38 patients that attended the event, four patients had ‘red flag’ sight loss symptoms. We believe we will have mitigated the chance of their symptoms developing into permanent sight loss.”

David Quarmby (and Reg the dog), one of the patient participation group members and a member of the Outlookers charity

Matt Curtis, GP Doctor and TPP clinical advisor advised “It’s fantastic to see our users using the tools available in SystmOne in ways we may not have previously appreciated. This is a great example of local stakeholders working together with data to directly engage patients with their health provision and the results speak for themselves.”

TPP have recently developed additions to the SystmOne Communications Annexe. In addition to sending text messages to patients, clinicians can now send links to documents and letters via text message, email or TPP’s patient app, Airmid. Kieran Fletcher-Vaughan, Analyst at TPP added “We hope these new features will further improve communication between patients and clinicians.”

Using SystmOne reporting and patient messaging, Newsome are also working with local counsellers to promote a veteran support service and a mum and baby group.

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