With the introduction of new technologies

One-stop clinics

Friday, May 8, 2015

  With the introduction of new technologies, it is now possible to perform some procedures in the outpatients setting that would have previously been performed in the day…

designing outpatient clinics in gynaecology

Equipping and designing outpatient clinics in gynaecology

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  The equipment and design of gynaecology outpatients will depend on the space available and the types of clinics that are to be undertaken. General gynaecology clinics will…

General clinic requirements for outpatients

Equipment for outpatients

Thursday, May 7, 2015

    General clinic requirements   Reception area Waiting area information/leaflets racks Toilets (including disabled) Access to refreshments Adequate rooms for all personnel Notes storage and preparation area…

PATIENT registration and admitting

Elec­tronic patient record (EPR)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Increasingly, faxes and email are playing a role in this communication process. All letters should be faxed or mailed to a central point, which is usually Patient Registration,…

Communication with community services and patients

Communication with community services and patients

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

To ensure that there is an efficient gynaecology outpatient service the infra­structure needs to encompass an effective system of communication between the patient, primary care and the hospital….

DNA of non-urgent follow-up appointment

Follow-up appointments

Monday, May 4, 2015

  DNA of non-urgent follow-up appointment. The nurse/doctor will review the previous visit to check if the patient is still in the routine category. If this proves to…

Guidelines for dealing with patients

Guidelines for dealing with patients who have failed to attend

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Non-urgent first appointment A standard letter from the hospital administration system should be sent to the GP, informing them that their patient did not attend and that a…

Managing patients

Managing patients who fail to attend

Sunday, May 3, 2015

  Patients who fail to attend their clinic appointment can cause significant problems in relation to the correct management of clinic time. It is essential that the department…

list clinic

Factors to consider in development of a clinic profile

Monday, April 27, 2015

  Number of medical staff available Type of clinic Experience of available staff Number of nursing staff Number of nurse practitioners or specialist nurses Supervision and teaching of…

Management of clinic appointments

Management of clinic appointments

Monday, April 27, 2015

  The efficient running of a clinic depends on the way that it is structured. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has previously issued guidance concerning the…