Information for Patients

Healthy iO Home ACR Kidney Testing Kit

Message for people with diabetes at the practice:

As you know, as part of your diabetes annual review, urine testing is really important to look for early signs of kidney damage. We do this through a test called the albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) test, which looks for small amounts of protein in the urine.

We know people struggle to do the test, and many would prefer to avoid the clinic and test at home wherever possible. That’s why we are offering a new, NHS funded service to allow people to do this test at home with a kit and a smartphone.

If you meet the criteria for the new service, you will receive a text message (or a letter!) about this testing process, which is run by Healthy.io. If you want to find out more, please click here: http://bit.ly/uACRtest.

This text is not a scam; you do not need to pay for the service, and if you would rather opt out of the process you can say at any time. If you want to speak to their customer support team, you can call them on 020 7183 7939.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Community Bulletin link

Click this link to view your Community Bulletin with lots of information

 

https://mailchi.mp/9e61701a48d0/community-bulletin-issue-two-1-may-6015902?e=d93405a103

 

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Dermatology helpline

 

If you have been referred to the DMC Healthcare dermatology service between April 2019 and June 2020 and have not been seen or have any concerns about the service, there is a helpline available:

 

0300 555 0708 Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm (messages can be left outside these hours)

 

The DMC Healthcare dermatology service has been suspended and a new interim service put in place to rapidly see all patients.

 

 

Find out more at:

www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/dmc

 

Are you living with or caring for someone with diabetes?

Would you like the chance to speak to someone else affected by diabetes?

Get in touch with a Diabetes Friend

Whether you are living with diabetes or a parent or carer of someone living with diabetes we will match you with one of our trained volunteers

You can connect via phone or email and have the chance to chat and share experiences. To find out more or to get connected contact:

    • Emma.cobon-drummie@diabetes.org.uk
  • • 07880 202546

If you are a carer click on the Carers Advice link at the foot of the page for more information

Perinatal Medical Health Community Service
Perinatal Medical Health Community Service
Perinatal Medical Health Community Service