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We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings. The current government advice about high risk groups is available here:

Further publication is due Monday and the Government will be writing affected patients. The current guidance for protecting extremely clinically vulnerable groups is available here and is a useful link to send to patients. The GP’s at the surgery have no additional information about and beyond this and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.

For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a Practice we are very sorry, but the decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. It’s not something that we can help with. We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide the best course of action.

Below information will explain the process of completing your Diabetes Review:

The review with a clinician is made of 3 steps.

Step 1: Completion of an eConsult template for Diabetes

( or this can be accessed via the main Burney Street Practice website, then eConsult, click "get started", then far right bottoms of the screen is a section called "need to complete a review?". Click on this and "diabetes" option appears. Before starting your eConsult make sure you have done your blood pressure and weight. If you are not able to do these measurements just say "no" and we will pick this up in stage 2.

Step 2: You will receive an email back inviting you to come in for a blood test and foot check at one appointment.

You will then call the Practice on 0208 858 0631 for this appointment. If you have not been able to take your own blood pressure at home and your weight, our email to you will include asking you to come in for your appointment 10 minutes earlier so you can use the blood pressure/weight machine in our waiting room. 

Step 3: Once your bloods and foot check is done, your name will be added to a Clinicians eConsult list (usually around 2 weeks later) where a Clinician will review all your results and contact you either by eConsult or by telephone

This will include your most recent results and the trend. This is not a face to face appointment and the time of the contact from the Clinician is also not fixed but will happen that day. If you do have anything you specifically want to discuss about your diabetes you should include it in your eConsult Diabetes review template.

As with all appointments, please do not come with other people unless they are needed to help you with mobility.

For extremely useful information on Diabetes, you can access the Diabetes UK website: 

Your Diabetes Review is important, please don't wait.


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