Enabling patients to view their medical record through the NHS App and other online services. The change supports NHS Long Term Plan commitments to provide patients with digital access to their health records. Research shows that increasing numbers of patients want easy access to their health information. We will be giving further information nearer to the launch date. Coming soon - information on the new facility to be launched this summer: Access to patient records through the NHS App.
Help to reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a serious condition which affects thousands of people across our area every year. 90% of adults with Diabetes have Type 2 Diabetes.
Fortunately Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented by making practical improvements to the way you live – including your diet, how much you exercise and maintaining a healthy body-weight. Even if you have been told that you are currently living with Pre-Diabetes or Borderline-Diabetes, these changes can still help you achieve “remission” – meaning you no longer have Pre- or borderline Type 2 Diabetes.
To support you to make these changes to your lifestyle the NHS offers the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP). Locally the NDPP is delivered by Reed Wellbeing. In our area, the NDPP has helped 80% of people participating achieve remission of their Pre- or Borderline Diabetes.
The NDPP is a 12-week programme that will set you up with brilliant tools and tips to help you improve your diet and lifestyle to help maintain a healthy body-weight. At the moment the programme is delivered virtually to help patients stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is available in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Polish, French and Spanish. You can choose to follow the programme over the phone, through video consultation, or an app on your mobile. The NDPP is completely free to take part in to all NHS patients.
If you think you may be at high risk of Type 2 Diabetes, you can find out your risk level through https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk. Using this tool is easy and only takes a few minutes, and if you are at high risk of Type 2 Diabetes the tool will signpost you to help you refer yourself to the NDPP or to speak to your GP. Following the programme could make a huge positive difference to your health and wellbeing.
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Healthy You Update
Help to lose weight
Commissioned and funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, Healthy You provides free weight management support to residents across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Healthy You offer a choice of programmes to patients who wish to lose weight and you could be eligible for a 12 week referral to any of the options listed below if you are aged over 16 with a Body Mass Index above 25.
Option 1 – Referral to Healthy You Weight Management groups
Option 2 - Referral to Slimming World
Option 3 – Referral to Wellness that Works (formerly Weight Watchers)
To be eligible for a Slimming World or Wellness that Works referral you cannot have been a paying member of either program in the 12 weeks prior to the point of referral.
If you have the motivation to learn how to lose weight and maintain a healthier weight you can self-refer by calling Healthy you on 0333 005 0093, text Healthyu to 60777 or visit the website at www.healthyyou.org.uk
Who can have a free shingles vaccination?
You are eligible for the shingles vaccine as you turn 70 and remain eligible up to the age of 79. People aged 80 years and over are not eligible as the vaccine is less effective as people get older. When eligible, you can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year.This is a one off vaccination and is given in your upper arm, it reduces the chances of developing shingles, even if you do develop shingles then the disease is likely to affect you less severely.
Shingles is a condition caused by the reactivation of chickenpox (herpes zoster) virus, sometimes decades after the initial infection. Shingles can occur at any age, with the highest incidence seen in older people. The incidence of shingles increases with age and around one in four adults will experience shingles in their lifetime, the severity of the infection also increases with age and can really affect your life, stopping you from doing all the things you usually enjoy. Infection causes clusters of painful, itchy, fluid filled blisters which can burst and turn into sores that eventually crust over and heal. The blisters usually affect an area on one side of the body, most commonly the chest but also the head, face and eye.
Shingles and its complications can be difficult to manage. The treatment options vary from person to person depending on the area affected by the shingles. It is important to see your GP as soon as possible after the rash occurs, as some treatments work best when given early. Shingles can not be caught from someone with chickenpox, however, it is possible to catch chickenpox from someone with shingles.
Test results on MyChart
Patients who are under the care of CUH are eligible for, and encouraged to sign up to access MyChart. MyChart is an electronic patient portal at Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie hospitals which allows patients to securely access parts of their health record held within the hospitals’ Epic electronic patient record system. Patients with access to MyChart are able to see results for tests performed at CUH including requests originating outside of CUH, for example by General Practice.
Results are released to MyChart four times a day, with Covid-19 test results being released immediately.
Please be aware that on occasion patients may review their test results prior to the requesting clinician (GP or Consultant) please see the advice to patients on this on the results page in MyChart