Improving Outcomes for Patients with Diabetes - workshop

Tuesday 11 February at 18.00-19.00


What is this meeting about?

The 7 practices who form Streatham Primary Care Network are working together to improve our care of our patients with Type 2 Diabetes. In particular, we are looking at how we ensure that each patient receives the required care each year. These are

- Blood pressure

- Weight

- Foot check

- Blood tests to check cholesterol, sugar (HBA1C) and kidney function

- Urine test to check for micro-albuminuria (ACR)

- Record of smoking status

Currently we are struggling to get all our diabetic patients to have these checks done.

We need patients with Type 2 Diabetes to get involved in this project, so that any changes or improvements best meet your needs.  As patients receiving this care, we think you will have good ideas about how things could be improved.

We have a target to engage with 300 patients with Type 2 Diabetes across our practices by the end of April 2020.

This meeting is to get ideas from you about how best to do this – this can be as meetings, workshops, surveys or other methods.

Why have I been invited?

We have invited all patients recorded in their medical records as having Type 2 Diabetes who are registered with the 7 practices in the network – these are Palace Road Surgery, Streatham Hill Group Practice, Valley Road Surgery, The Exchange Surgery, Prentis Medical Centre (Dr Masterton’s), Streatham Common Practice and The Vale Surgery.

Where and when is the meeting?

The meeting is in the ground floor meeting room of Gracefield Gardens Health and Social Care Centre, 2-8 Gracefield Gardens, London, SW16 2ST on Tuesday 11 February at 18.00-19.00.


Patient Group

We meet face to face to discuss any new or outstanding issues and we also communicate via email to present our views or give constructive feedback to the practice. 

If you are The Exchange Surgery patient you can be involved in our Patient Group. 

You can join our virtual Patient Group on Facebook 

You can also join PG mailing list or request to get in touch with our PG chair by emailing 

Group chair position is now vacant - patients are asked to step in

Patient Group Meetings in person have been currently suspended, replaced by virtual group on facebook and via email. 

Our last meetings:
Thursday 13th February 2020 at 7.00pm  - you can see minutes from the meeting here
Wed 13th November at 7.00pm - you see minutes from the meeting here
Wed 13th March 2019 at 7.00pm 
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at 7.00pm  - you can see agenda summary here
Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 7.00pm
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 7.00pm You can read minutes here

What is the role of a Patient Group (PG)?

PGs can fulfil a number of different roles which include:

  • Presenting the patient perspective on services in the practice
  • Improving communication and understanding between the practice and patients
  • Building a good working relationship with practices to benefit the practice and patients



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