A to Z of common conditions and Self Care
Sometimes it can be confusing when health care professionals use jargon terminology and you may forget the information during the consultation.
The NHS Choices self care website is an A to Z of conditions which is accredited, plus tips on self care on certain illnesses. If in doubt always contact us if unsure or symptoms are worsening.
NHS Digital Apps Library
We encourage our technology savvy patients to use the vast array of apps available to support and management of their illness.
Most of these apps have been developed in collaboration with app developers and medics.
Please also check with your GP if your symptoms are worsening.
What is SurgeryPod?
SurgeryPod is a secure computer system which has the capability to accurately record patient data and take readings, such as weight and blood pressure measurements. It is not a replacement for your doctor or nurse but an addition to the practice.
Why do we have it?
We want to give our patients greater freedom and the opportunity for you to monitor your health without having to wait for an appointment. Primarily this will be used as an extension to your consultation with your GP or nurse. It will accurately record key data and send it directly to your GP. This means that when you start your face-to-face consultation your doctor will already have this key information giving you more time to discuss your health.
How does it work?
Using SurgeryPod is very simple. You interact with a touchscreen computer which will guide you through the process. After you enter your name and date of birth you simply follow the step-by-step instructions! If you are an existing patient then here is the typical process you will go through prior to your GP appointment:
1. Enter your name and date of birth
2. Select ‘Standard Checks’
3. Follow the onscreen instructions
4. After you complete the session your results are automatically saved on your patient records
Who can use it?
Every patient can use it. From those who rarely visit the doctor to those who are regular patients. Due to its simple user interface, regardless of your technical knowledge, you will easily be able to use SurgeryPod.
Examples when you can use Surgery pod
- BP monitoring when changing medications upon advise from your GP
- Contraceptive pill requests
- Weight monitoring on a weight loss drug issued by the GP or a fitness programme