We are getting very positive feedback from patients about a phone app called Smoke Free, and so we wanted to let more people know about it. It has been produced by the NHS and has lots of clever motivational ideas, like showing you how much money you are saving, motivational rewards you can aim for and tips on how to manage when you want that cigarette. The app can be downloaded with links here (or on the app store on your phone) and the full website is here.
All GP practices are expected to take part in the National Diabetes Audit this year. This involves the collection of anonymised data on diabetes care to help build a national picture of diabetes care. If you want to know more about the audit then there are details here, and if you have diabetes and have concerns about data being used in this way then please let us know and we will be happy to mark your record so that you can opt out of this audit.