Southborough Lane Surgery now delivers diabetic lifestyle reviews as a group consultation with a clinician and other patients who have the same condition. Feedback from other patients show that they like spending longer with a clinician, getting to meet and learn from others and having a bigger say in what gets discussed.
There is also really good research that suggests that when people get reviews in groups, they do better at looking after themselves and their health improves. The group consultation is by appointment only and will last for approximately 2½ hours.
At the review, the group will share some of the test results e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol and HbA1c. People tell us this really helps them understand what these numbers mean. There will also be time for questions and discussion.
On arrival you will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement to participate in this group consultation. Any blood tests required are arranged prior to the appointment.