CVRA Māori Men 35-44
14 practices are less than 10 patients away from target. We are aware this is a difficult cohort to reach, and are investigating solutions to support practices in this area. As always, ensure recalls have been sent, and take advantage of any opportunistic visits via appointment scanner.
Smoking Brief Advice
Smoking Brief Advice has dropped 3% this quarter compared to last quarter. Don’t forget – ask every patient that arrives through your practice doors, if they have not been asked in the last year. Your Patient Dashboard will remind you
The ABC approach to smoking cessation includes:
Remember to utilise the TxT2REMIND smoking campaign HPHO have funded through version 4 and utilise Appointment Scanner for opportunistic advice.
For further assistance please contact Robyn Finucane – Smoking Champion for Hauraki PHO firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph 0275308003
As a practice you can help facilitate this process by having a robust recall and screening system, and utilising the support of the PHO Breast & Cervical Team.
Congratulations to those practices who have met or are tracking to meet the target of 80% enrolled women up to date with cervical screening for this quarter. We can see also that a number of practices are within 10% of achieving the 80% target.
Things you can do to help close the gap to target:
Diabetes Annual Review
Half a dozen practices are very close to reaching the 90% target, however, a number are some considerable distance away. In terms of prioritising, extra effort should be made to contact the patients that are overdue for a review and at last measure had an HbA1c of 100 above.
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition. Once a year the person with diabetes has the opportunity to focus with a health professional on their diabetes. For the patient it is an opportunity to ensure that they are on track and managing well. If this is done, long term complications can be significantly decreased. Blindness, amputations, and renal disease continue to increase in our area. These are costing the person, their whanau and the health system millions of dollars. We cannot afford not to do an annual review.
There are a number of people who can be well managed with an opportunistic annual review, but the majority of people do need longer with a full appointment and the opportunity to add to their knowledge about their condition. Congratulations to those clinics who managed to see more than 90% of their people. Having a system to recall patients, with a person identified to keep track of who needs to be seen and a full team of nurses who are able to complete an annual review help these clinics achieve so well. Ongoing monitoring is needed to check in with patients over the year, supporting them reach their goals.
If you need any assistance with this, please contact Suzanne, Diabetes Nurse Hauraki PHO on Suzanne.email@example.com or 0276086978
Before School Checks
B4School Checks are up on last quarter’s results, with 17 practices reaching target and those who did not getting very close. A reminder that Cay C DHB contract has come to an end, affecting the Before School (B4SC) outreach and the lost to provider service.
What does this mean for you?
The Manage My Health patient portal target has increased to 30% of patients aged 16+ activated on the portal for Quarter 3. Congratulations to the 6 practices who have reached this target!
Ways to increase your Patients Numbers on ManageMyHealth™
If you require any assistance from our Hauraki PHO Practice Support team or the HPHO Clinical Champions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800474648 ( 0800HPHO4U)