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It's finally time to say yes to Health Checks

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If you truly want to make money at this, you need your phlebotomy and nursing team to take up the cudgels. No more letters booking people in, only for them to DNA. Your phlebotomy team have a captive market of people across their doors interested enough in their health to come in for a blood test, now is the time to get them interested in a Health Check too, if eligible. Make them walk to the reception to book in for the clinic, if they don't make it, they were going to DNA the appointment that phlebotomy could have booked themselves. Then you get the results through the computer, do the risk calculations, don't do a 20 minute appointment for those with lower risks and who the Specification says you don't have to see again, send these patients a text for them to collect their results from reception. Try this method, very useful for those looking overtime, if they can book the patients in, you can pay them the overtime, no bookings, no overtime. Stop messing about with regard to the higher risk patients, get these into see their GP, it will have a bigger impact than the HCAs and Nurses will. Just my 2p that seems to have worked reasonable well. 20%+ of eligible patients seen two years in a row so far, next couple of years are going to be harder though.

Posted date

15 Apr 2014

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5:55pm

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