Page last updated: 13 July, 2021, 2:22pm
Join other local practices by testing your patients at risk of CKD regularly with home testing
As a reminder, all GP Practices are invited to join a fully-funded programme enabling people with diabetes to complete their annual albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) test from home. This is a time-limited service, so remaining practices are strongly encouraged to book a meeting to discuss setting up the service now.
As part of the annual diabetes review, albuminuria screening is recommended for patients with diabetes to screen for kidney disease and identify those at an elevated risk for chronic kidney disease. However, nationwide screening rates are low and CKD remains largely under-diagnosed. In Mid and South Essex it is estimated that 19,595 at-risk people with diabetes did not complete their ACR test last year.
However, with the Minuteful service, 1,600 people locally have already completed their test, with 23 practices using the service.
- Clinically approved and commissioned to improve compliance and screening for CKD
- Improves outcomes in essential annual ACR testing for people with diabetes
- Vulnerable patients at risk of COVID don’t have to visit the practice to take the test
- Reduce the administrative burden of following up patients that need testing
- Fully integrated with your EMR
92% of patients in Mid and South Essex have found the test ‘easy’ or ‘very easy’ to use, and only 4% prefer testing at the practice compared to at home.
One patient described their experience as:
“It was brilliant, a doddle. This service saves a trip to the GP surgery. It does the job and it was simple”
Please register your details on this short form and James Wright from Healthy.io will be in touch. Setting up the service takes less than an hour, so filling out this form now will ensure you’ll be reaching your patients who may otherwise be missed by traditional models of care, by the end of July.