Creating Time to Care
- Led by you
- Unrushed time with the GP/nurse
- Meet other people locally with the same condition and support each other
- Learn from other people’s experiences
- Time to focus on your health goals
Watch our short video below to find out more:
Hear what our patients have to say about their experience with Group Consultations
What is it?
Group consultations are medical consultations with a GP or Specialist Nurse, but also provide the opportunity to meet other people with the same condition.
You can talk about treatment goals, share ideas, and solve problems with the GP or Specialist Nurse.
You can put questions to a GP or specialist nurse.
How Do they Work?
Up to 10-15 people with the same medical condition meet for 1 1/2 hours to review their latest results
The first half is an introduction to the group by a facilitator and a discussion around the results board to come up with the questions people want to ask the clinician
After a refreshment break the clinician (specialist nurse or GP) is invited into the group and addresses each patient individually to review their results and any questions they might have. The conversation often opens up to the group as we problem solve and share solutions that have worked for others.
The clinician leaves and the facilitator supports individuals to come up with their own health goals.
Does It Help?
Our groups have given us extremely good feedback.
Meeting other people locally with the same condition can help support you and help you learn from other people’s experiences.
A chance for unrushed time with your GP or nurse.
Discuss the latest research on diet and lifestyle.
Is it Confidential?
All group members sign a confidentiality clause.
If you have a confidential issue that needs to be discussed we will arrange for you to have a private discussion with the clinician.
Group consultations have been running in the USA for 17 years with no confidentiality problems.
We have had extremely good feedback from all our group participants so far
Please download our Patient Leaflet (See the appropriate Group below), or visit these websites to find out more about Group Consultations and videos, visit:
Tuesday mornings starting promptly at 9am
Wednesday mornings starting promptly at 9am
A group consultation for patients +/- their carers/relatives*. For those already diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes.
To support your health goals. Most useful following your annual health check bloods but this isn’t essential (not for Type -1 Diabetics or diagnosis of Type-2 Diabetes)
* with permission of the patient.
Thursday mornings starting promptly at 9am
A group consultation for patients +/- their carers/relatives*. For those already diagnosed with a condition affecting the heart or blood vessels such as heart disease, heart attack, stroke, mini-stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure or peripheral arterial disease.
To support your health goals. Most useful following your annual health check bloods but this isn’t essential. (not for diagnosis of new problems)
*with permission of the patient.
How to book into a Group Consultation
It is useful although not essential, to have up-to-date blood tests, weight, blood pressure etc prior to your group session so best to book in with a Health Care Assistant first for this.
To book your appointment please contact our Patient Services or book an appointment online via Patient Access / NHS APP
If you have attended a Group Consultation we would very much value your feedback.
Feedback should normally be provided after a couple of months after you attended the Group Consultation so that you can consider the impact it may have had on you.
Although we would like to be able to contact you after any feedback, the form can be submitted anonymously – in which case leave the personal details windows empty.