PPG Achievements So Far ......
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors
In 2017 we raised over £2,000 to purchase 2 new ambulatory blood monitors. These devices take a blood pressure reading over a 24 hour period to give you an average reading. The monitors are compact and lightweight to optimise patient comfort. We are delighted with the introduction of two devices and they have made a difference by reducing the practice waiting times to be monitored and diagnosis.
Paediatric Pulse Oximeters
In 2018 we raised funds to purchase 2 additional pulse oximeters with our young children in mind. These devices take a reading on your oxygen levels and are useful in evaluating the severity of an illness, to help determine whether the patient needs further treatment. Our fundraising helped to purchase the devices along with the finger probes specifically for young children.
The need for specialised equipment is an ever-growing list for the practice with items breaking, technology develops and new items are brought onto the market.
Improving Patient Experience
It was brought to our attention by patients that there was a need to review standard letters which are sent out after various medical tests. This year we have worked with the doctors and admin team to update these standard letters and this is an on going process.
Recently we have been working along side the staff to improve the information provided on the practice website.