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DIABETES. Know your risk.


https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start


Click the link above to check your risk and book in to see the practice nurse should you have any concerns.


What increases your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes?
1) AGE: Your risk increases if you're white and over 40, or over 25 if your African-Caribbean, Black African or South Asian.
2) FAMILY HISTORY: You're 2-6 times more likely to get Type-2 diabetes if you have other family members with it.
3) ETHNICITY: People of African-Caribbean, Black African or South Asian descent are 2-4 times more likely to develop Type-2 diabetes.
4) HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: A history of high blood pressure is also a contributing factor.
5) WEIGHT: Being obese increases the likeliness of developing Type-2 Diabetes.


Family and Friends Test


Currently, it is a contractual requirement that all GP Practices implement the NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT). We believe it will help us understand how we need to improve and will be publishing the results in surgery as well as online.


FFT is a tool to allow people who use NHS services the opportunity to give feedback on their experiences. It has been implemented in Hospital Trusts since April 2013 and is now being implemented in GP Practices, Dental Practices and Community and Mental Health Trusts.


We would like to encourage you to complete the survey after each appointment which will give us a real picture of your views.


You can either go to the link here or simply click on the link on our home page.


It does not replace the national GP patient survey so we will be getting our survey underway soon - watch this space!

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