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Blog 2018-02-21T16:46:51+00:00

Staying well

It’s always important to look after yourself, but especially so during the winter. Cold weather can have a serious impact on your health; so if you do start to feel unwell, even with a cough or a cold, get advice from your pharmacist straight away.  Your pharmacist can help you with lots of minor ailments, and popping into your local pharmacy can be much quicker and more convenient than having to wait for an appointment with your GP. The flu virus is much more prevalent at this time of year.  NHS Choices has lots of tips and advice about how [...]

February 21st, 2018|

Teledermoscopy by Communitas

In its delivery of an NHS commissioned Teledermoscopy service in Surrey Downs, Communitas Clinics is leading the way in reducing waiting times and improving healthcare alongside patient satisfaction, by using a combination of technology and expertise to link in with GP surgeries and allow for fast diagnosis and referral to appropriate services where necessary. The team developed a real time referral service to provide timely diagnosis and improve patients’ access to services. Using specialist technology GPs in surgeries in Surrey Downs are able to send clinical information and images to the dermatology specialists within the service and receive diagnoses and [...]

December 15th, 2017|

Communitas wins HSJ award!

As the NHS is under increasing financial pressure, service providers are constantly searching for ways to innovate to deliver cost savings without compromising care. At this year’s Health Service Journal Awards, widely known in the healthcare industry as the Oscars of the trade, the award for Improving Care with Technology was awarded to Communitas Clinics for their Teledermoscopy service delivered in Surrey Downs. The team developed a real-time referral service to provide timely diagnosis and improve patients’ access to services. Using specialist technology GPs in surgeries in Surrey Downs are able to send clinical information and images to the dermatology [...]

December 5th, 2017|

Communitas Clinics shortlisted for HSJ Award In Improving Care with Technology

2017 marks the 36th year of the HSJ awards, widely recognised as the highest accolade in healthcare. Each year service providers are invited to apply across a broad range of categories, and only those who can demonstrate outstanding practices, as well as cutting-edge innovations, make it through to the shortlist. Communitas Clinics’ nomination, ‘Improving Care with Technology’ recognises the significant achievements of the service in its delivery of an NHS commissioned Teledermatology service in Surrey Downs. The technology systems in place ensure GPs have rapid access to specialist opinion, which has led to a reduction in waiting times and a [...]

September 22nd, 2017|