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“Good morning Mrs Edingsworth, I have a medical student with me today. Is that ok?”

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If you look at the upper right section of our website there is a logo which you may not have seen before.  It is the logo for the Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group of which we, as a practice, are members.  The work of this organisation is and will be increasingly, crucial to the way that we can deliver health care in East Cheshire.  So what is it?

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Sister Hollingworth has worked at Priorslegh since 1991 and during these years has always promoted a healthier lifestyle for the patients, and has gained much experience as a result. Through this she has developed a keen interest in educating and helping patients who have health problems due to excess weight. Obesity is on the increase and has become a major problem in contributing to serious health issues.

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One of the links listed on the site is for the map of medicine. We’ve included it as well feel that you may well find it really interesting to have a look at it.

What is it?

The map of medicine is a list of national guidelines which have been developed to guide doctors and nurses in their decision making with all sorts of problems. 
A guideline is simply a series of steps which the health care professional goes through when making a diagnosis and managing a condition. The aim is that if everyone goes through the same steps we should produce more consistant care. 
The guidelines have all been developed using up to date evidence and they are changed when new things are discovered. The way we treat things today is often very different to the ways which we treated things a few years ago.

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We have spent the last few months developing various tools to help our patients get more information about certain conditions.  One of the major projects which we have undertaken is to build a website relating to Diabetes and Prediabetes.   The members of the diabetes team including Dr Ward, Michele Jennings, Ruth Hollingworth and Adrienne Large have contributed to building the site.

The aim is to give people who have been diagnosed with this condition a place to start to learn all about Diabetes. 

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Telephone Triage

Telephone Triage - How does it work and what is it for?

Priorslegh Medical Centre has operated a telephone triage service for some time, for those not familiar with a triage system here is how it works:

  • If you have an emergency and need to speak to a clinician urgently please phone the surgery in the morning or after 130pm for an afternoon call back
  • Triage is for emergency queries only, that does not include medication request or sick note requests
  • You have to be available to come down to the surgery within 2-3 hours if needed. If you are going to work then it is not an emergency for telephone triage.
  • Your call will be triaged along with nearly 100 other calls in a morning and the same number of calls in the afternoon; this means we cannot give you a time you will be called back.
  • Triage does not always mean you have to come to the surgery, if a clinician feels they are happy discussing your condition with you over the phone they can do a prescription for you if needed and it can be ready to collect the same morning.

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