We are delighted to announce that our company has successfully been awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark.
The Social Enterprise Gold Mark is a prestigious accolade, which demonstrates your organisation has been through a rigorous external assessment process to achieve a recognised social enterprise quality standard.
It offers enhanced accreditation to social enterprises which can show best practice across several key business areas that are central to social enterprise excellence;
Over the past 7months Thanet Health has been working towards gaining both ISO 9001 & 27001 standards.
ISO 9001 Quality Management System supports the organisation streamline their processes, reduce errors, free up valuable management time and improve internal communications. Companies adopting this approach benefit from increased employee morale, improved customer retention and healthier revenues.
ISO 27001 Information Security Management System sets out the policies and procedures needed to protect organisations and includes all the risk controls (legal, physical and technical) necessary for robust IT security management.
On the 8th December Thanet Health CIC was awarded accreditation for both standards.
ADVICE FROM DIABETES UK
NHS England and NHS Wales have reported a shortage of blood collection tubes. This is due to a global shortage which is expected to last until the middle of September.
As a result, GP services have temporarily stopped all non-urgent blood tests, and hospitals have tight restrictions on the blood tests they can do.
What does this mean for people with diabetes?
Only blood tests considered clinically urgent are being done by NHS primary care and hospital services for the moment.
How will vial shortages affect those living with diabetes and at increased risk of the condition?
People with diabetes will not be able to get the blood tests that support an annual review. If people have annual reviews booked in the next month or so they are likely to be cancelled unless they have already had the blood tests done recently.
The NHS advises that clinically urgent blood tests include those that are extremely overdue or essential for prescribing of medication or monitoring of a condition. This means it is possible that some people with diabetes may be considered in need of urgent blood tests. If you believe that you fall into this category, contact your GP surgery or your diabetes healthcare team.
What are we saying about this?
We are concerned for the people who have still not had their annual diabetes review who may have already had appointments cancelled during the pandemic — as these are likely to be further delayed.
We know many thousands of diagnoses of type 2 diabetes were missed during the pandemic, and we are concerned that diagnoses will continue to be missed due to this logistical issue. It's very important that this situation is resolved as soon as possible.
What is our advice?
We encourage everyone to find out their risk of type 2 diabetes by using our Know Your Risk Tool. If you are at high risk, you can and will be referred directly to the NHS England Diabetes Prevention Programme – no blood test needed.
The symptoms of type 2 diabetes can develop much more slowly than the symptoms of type 1 diabetes. If you are showing the 4Ts symptoms of diabetes – which include going to the toilet a lot, being very thirsty, feeling more tired than usual and losing weight without trying – contact your GP immediately.
With regards to children and young people who experience the 4Ts symptoms of diabetes, we recommend that they are taken straight to the doctor and insist on a test for type 1 diabetes, there and then. A quick diagnosis and early treatment, means you can avoid becoming seriously ill with the life threatening condition diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
How long will this last?
NHS England have put the tight restrictions in place until 17th September when it anticipates the position should improve, but they say overall supply is likely to remain challenging for a significant period of time.
If you do have any concerns about your condition or you are experiencing any new symptoms, it is very important to speak to your GP surgery or diabetes healthcare team.
If you’re worried about any aspect of your diabetes care, we’re here for you. Our Helpline Team is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, either on 0345 123 2399 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanet Health CIC is proud to have achieved the Cyber Security Essentials certification, a UK government information assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) that encourages organisations to adopt good practice in information security.
we have secured the contract for the GP component of the c-Art service.
We look forward to even more cooperation and close working together.
Thanet Health CIC is very proud in having been able to support the local surgeries to set up and operate the Thanet Primary Care Treatment Centre (TPCTC).
Since we are getting to the recovery phase of the Covid Pandemic it will be necessary for the TPCTC to move to a different location. We are fortunate to have the Garlinge Surgery (Westgate) at our disposal and that building will serve as the TPCTC from the 22nd of June.
Please refer to our website links for further information.
The Thanet Health CIC has been awarded the approved Social Enterprise Mark.
This is an international accreditation providing an independent guarantee that we operate a social enterprise committed to create positive social change!
This shows we are trading for the benefit of our people, staff and planet!
Find out more about this certification here.
We are delighted and proud to announce that our company has been inspected by the CQC and been graded as good across the board.
We want to thank everyone who has put in so much hard work and commitment into our company to make this happen.
We also want to take this opportunity to thank all our clinicians who are at the front line and making such a difference for all our patients and people we encounter.
We are as a company fully GDPR compliant.
We can provide your personal and confidential data on request. Please contact us under the contact page to either make your request known to us, obtain one of our forms we can provide, or send us your request in writing to our mailing address below. Please be aware you will need a form of photo ID to make the request.
A full guide and information how to do so can be found under:
We are excited to tell you that we are going to be inspected by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) on the 14th of November.
We plan to impress the inspectors!
The Thanet Health CIC has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming PQQ to ensure we are in a good position to answer the PQQ against formidable competition from the outside. For that purpose an alliance has been formed with the other local GP federations namely Ashford Clinical Providers (ACP), Invicta Health CIC, Canterbury Integreated Health (CIH) and Faversham. This has enabled us to be a strong partner for EKHUFT and IC24 to go ahead and prepare for the PQQ.
Thanet Practices provide additional appointments as part of the National Extended Access scheme.
Appointments are available in the evening between 6.30pm and 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, with weekend appointments offered at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital between 8am and 8pm.
These appointments may not be at your local GP Practice or with your regular doctor but may be with a neighbouring practice and with your consent the Clinician will have access to your electronic medical record.
For more information and to book an appointment, please speak to a member of your Practice Reception Team.
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