Welcome to The Avenue Practice, Greenhill
The Practice had been well established in Greenhill for a number of years before it was transferred to a purpose built building on Reney Avenue in 1989. A steady increase in patient numbers and new services at the practice led to a gradual expansion into a five doctor partnership plus a Nurse Practitioner and many other outside staff.
We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for chronic diseases. We aim to allow ample time for listening, explanation and advice, so as to promote the better health of each patient in our care.
The promotion of a “healthy lifestyle” is an important part of all consultations and educational literature is given to patients whenever appropriate. We have a notice board in the waiting room, on which we display health promotion posters on different topics. Leaflets are available for reading and to take away.
Please read further information under the heading of HSCIC as to how information for the care.data programme is extracted from our system and how you can opt out.
Risk Profiling- We are looking at ways to deliver more efficient help to patients with the most need. These are people with ongoing medical problems that are at risk of hospital admission. Our aim is to work with other health care agencies to try and avoid hospital admission. This could be carers, Community Nurses, Pharmacisits, Paramedics or Accident and Emergency staff. The idea is that with more efficient communication and working more closely, that we can treat people at home. The way we can gather this information is from patient records. A 'risk stratification' tool is used which gives points for certain medical problems, age, previous hospital admissions, etc and gives a total per patient. We are then able to look at people with the higher numbers and target our work with them. The information from this tool is not shared with anyone else. It is simply a way of finding out who needs more care. If you choose to opt out we will not be able to identify you as someone who may need help. For further information please click on the tab 'Risk Profiling and Opt out'.
(Site updated 31/10/2014)