This is an electronic tool which screens for multiple risk behaviours and will be trialled at Gore Health in the GP Practice. Patients in the waiting room will be able to enter their own data via a hand held tablet.

This data is then uploaded into the patient management screen to be accessed by the GP/Practice Nurse. This screening could be for the following:

  • - Problematic smoking
  • - Problematic drinking
  • - Recreational drug use
  • - Gambling
  • - Exposure to abuse
  • - Physical inactiviy

Mental health issues screened:

  • - Depression
  • - Anxiety
  • - Difficulty with anger control

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This gives the GP the opportunity to discuss and offer help for the "at risk" behaviours identified. The seamless data upload feature lifts a heavy workload burden off GP's and practice nurses who as a result can continue to enjoy the work they are trained to do. The overall efficiency and effectiveness added by the application with routine screening for at risk behaviours allows for the delivery of better, sooner, more convenient health care.