December 6, 2021
Helping practices to support patients with serious mental illness
One Care has now added the Serious Mental Illness (SMI) dashboard to its General Practice Intelligence Dashboard (GPID).
As per the local enhanced service (LES), people on the SMI register should receive a full set of six physical health checks over the 12 month period to April 2022.
The dashboard shows the number of people on practices’ SMI register, what proportion have had each of the health checks and how many have had the full set of six required.
Easy access to this data should support practices to focus on where uptake of physical health checks can be improved, which will help maximise on available income and improve patient outcomes.
As with elsewhere in GPID, users are able to filter the data by deprivation decile and ethnic group to further highlight disparities within a group already experiencing many forms of inequality.
Speaking on the SMI dashboard, One Care’s head of business intelligence Rhys Lewis said: “People living with serious mental illness (SMI) face stark health inequalities, including far higher risk of long-term physical health conditions and premature mortality. It is therefore important these patients have their physical health needs proactively met by increasing early detection through physical health checks and follow up interventions.”
“The SMI dashboard enables practices and PCNs to track what proportion of their patients on the SMI register have had each of the six core health checks in the last 12 months and how many are outstanding. By understanding which checks have been undertaken, practices know where they need to concentrate their efforts to maximise benefit for the greatest number of patients.”
“Alongside physical health checks, it is really important these patients are also prioritised for other types of preventative care and early detection, including Covid-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination, and cancer screening.”
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