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Providing patients with the most up-to-date information on COVID-19

Linda

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, iPLATO Healthcare has been working closely with a number of CCGs and STPs to deliver a bespoke digital offer via our Engagement Hub. A series of COVID-19 Hub programmes have been initiated across North Central London (NCL), Waltham Forest and East London (WEL), West Essex and Liverpool. The initiative involves sending text messages on …

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iPLATO, Working to Save Lives

Linda

Background and Challenge If all eligible women participated in screening regularly, 83% of all cervical cancer deaths could be avoided.  In the UK, currently over 870[1] women die from cervical cancer a year which means 722 lives could be saved per year with optimal screening uptake. Cervical screening is largely delivered in GP practices, with five million women invited to …

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Making a difference

Linda

Background and Challenge Diabetes is a lifelong condition causing an individual’s blood sugar level to become too high. Diabetes can significantly affect people reducing their quality of life as well as life expectancy. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1, where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin. Type 2 ,where the body …

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Helping Practices Achieve NHS Targets

Linda

Background and Challenge Like all practices, the Basildon Road Surgery team in South East London was concerned at the decline in patients’ attendance at cervical screening appointments. In recent years, only 76% of eligible women took-up the offer of a cervical screening appointment, falling below the NHS target of 80%. Every individual matters and Basildon Road Surgery wanted to increase …