myGP saves the NHS over £60 million in 2020

myGP comprises of a patient-facing app and a practice facing set of services including messaging, remote consultation, patient survey, care navigation and triage as well as population-wide patient engagement to increase uptake of screening and vaccination. In 2020, myGP contributed to improving the health of the British population through signposting everything from Covid 19 symptom awareness and to testing and, …

What do we mean by wellbeing?

What do we mean by ‘wellbeing’? This broad concept is generally understood to include two main elements – feeling good and functioning well. When people are functioning well in their interactions with the world, they tend to experience positive emotions as a result. Our mental wellbeing underpins our everyday functioning and quality of life. We seem to have a general …

Now more than ever, let’s keep it simple.

We are aware that, in many regions of England, CCGs and PCNs will be using existing extended hours or clinical services for Covid-19 vaccination management. And it appears to be working… almost. We know that our customers benefit from utilising familiar systems and well-known processes, and these are now proving useful when repurposed, as the turn-around times are short and …

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

This November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The national Lung Cancer charity Roy Castle is calling for people to drop the taboos and to have an open and honest conversation about lung cancer. The campaign, which is called ‘Follow My Lead’ and believes that every cancer diagnosis is different and so is everyone’s way of managing their diagnosis. You can …

We are all in this together

On Saturday 31st October, Boris Johnson announced that England will go into a National lockdown from today. The Prime Minister said, he expected the latest restriction to last for four weeks, into the 2nd December, when regional restrictions will be reintroduced. This lockdown will be slightly different to the one that we entered in March: while pubs, bars, restaurants, non …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With everything that is going on in the world at the moment alongside navigating day-to-day life it’s almost impossible to check off everything from your ‘to do’ list. We know that vital cancer screenings were paused at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic but as services open again, we are here to remind you to attend your routine breast screening …

Black History Month and the legacy of Henrietta Lacks

This year marked 100 years since Henrietta Lacks was born, she died aged 31 of cervical cancer. Her story is both that of sadness and scientific wonder. Without her many, many people around the world would have lost their lives to cancer, diseases of the immune system, infectious diseases and many others. She is even helping us to find a …

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Travel safely during the coronavirus outbreak

As the lockdown is eased, many are ready to jet off for some much needed relaxation. Although, on 4th July, the UK announced the reduction of travel restrictions to nearly 50 destination, some being subject to quarantine restrictions from the destination country, there is still a pandemic, along with no uniformly implemented health and safety guidelines. If you are in …

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The Question is No Longer ‘If’, but ‘When’.

This coming flu season has been hailed as the ‘biggest ever’, and not without reason. This year will see a coming together of challenges: more people eligible for flu vaccination and continued concerns around a ‘second wave’ of COVID-19. As such, CCGs, STPs, and other regional NHS bodies have been busily planning how best to execute their flu vaccinations this …

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Are you a carer?

Carers week is the annual National campaign that aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope …