Introduction by Idalia Dawidowska and Daniel Zamora introducing what Health 2.0 is, what the purpose of the group and who Health 2.0 Manchester chapter are about as a well as a brief introduction to today's topic and why this is of interest.
We are now whisked away to Dr Hannan's GP surgery where he is doing his morning telephone consultations and Marilyn wants to have a chat with him about her low mood....See a "live" consultation to see what happens and how he meets "the patient from hell".....All a bit of fun of course but with a very serious side and how the Partnership of Trust manifests itself inside the consultation. This is where the magic occurs and ideas often form. He shows how patients at the practice are asked to complete an Instant Medical History questionnaire
before they come to see us in person to help enhance the consultation. During the consultation he explores the opportunity of giving patients access to their records but also how they need understanding of their healthcare too and what options they can take.
With thanks to John Buttle for recording the video and doing a sterling job! And a Big thanks to everybody who contributed online and in person to help this event to be a success. There were many people who would like to have been there but could not. We love your support and encouragement and well wishes. Without you we could not have done this.
Please get involved. You can contact us via twitter which is a great place to interact, share ideas and show support as well as discussing, debating, informing, empowering, sharing and moving hearts and minds. Ask your GP practice if they would like to do similar things. Show them what is possible today and help to make the world a better place for all!
If you thought 2013 was a great year......this is not the end but the end of the beginning! Look out.....lots of new things coming in 2014....Let's hope this is the year that you can benefit too and we build on this and all move forwards in GP surgeries, hospitals, community based clinics and in communities and families too. We all stand to benefit by standing united and supporting each other!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the staff, clinicians, patients and carers at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres.