Our first four E4H sessions are now up and running at the local Leisure Centre running for 10 weeks. We will be staggering further sessions so that the E4H trainers are able to manage their workload.
Emis have approved a new code for “Lifestyle advice regarding risk of Diabetes”
Code Request response from Emis
The Code forum has now approved your request for ‘Lifestyle advice regarding risk of diabetes’. The code EMISNQLI53 will be available as part of the May 2013 Code update – LV Encode update 139 and PCS Clinical term update 180 and EMIS Web 79.
The approved Term has also been requested to the NHS Connecting for Health Terminology service for their consideration. If approved it will be assigned a Version 2 Clinical code and released as part of the NHS bi-annual update (these are released every April and October).
I will add this to the Emis Pre-Diabetes Alert Popup Protocol so that it disables the popup for a period of time when entered in the notes. (When it is distributed)
A positive article in the local newspaper will hopefully raise the profile of the project in the community and also spur people into thinking generally about their own risks whatever their situation. Read it here, (800kb)
I have uploaded the paper version of the questionnaire we have used pre-enrollment in the Eat4Health program in the resources section
I have uploaded an EmisWEB Popup alert to the resources page. You can download and install it with the instructions on the same page and it will then alert you to any patient with a recorded QDiabetes Risk of > 20% 10 year risk whenever you consult with them.
We have now sent out our initial invitations to the Pre DM project to patients. As we found in the first trial we ran last year, about 15-20% of invitees responded to the letter invite alone. We now plan to follow this up this week with a phone call reminder/invitation (which when we tested it last year created a further 15-20% response rate). Some interesting responses to the online questionnaire are coming in which I will report on later.