• The Initial Review & Tests
For a summary of the tests that are requested, please see here
Click this icon under the patients name for the ‘Long Term Condition Review’ template, then click the ‘Initial Review & Tests’ tab.
The template will guide you through the initial review and tests. On the right hand side of the template are links to other templates, for example the Wellbeing Review and the Cardiovascular Initial Review template. In the example screenshot below you will see that the Diabetes Initial Review and COPD Initial Review template are inactive as this patient does not have Diabetes or COPD.
In the main view of the template, it will also tell you exactly what bloods and tests are required, depending upon the patient's underlying conditions and medications.
There is also a 'Work To Do' list which updates automatically when the work is done. Below is an example of initially 11 items being in the 'Work To Do' list and the second screenshot shows that these items have been completed, with just the flu vaccination being outstanding work to do.
Tip: Patients can also do online questionnaires, for example the Asthma Review questionnaire. This may prevent the need for them to attend an initial review altogether.
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