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Help uptake of physical health checks for those registered with a severe mental illness

12 May 2021

East Sussex County Council and People in Partnership are working together to explore how to improve the uptake of physical health checks for those registered with a severe mental illness.

Did you know that all GPs are expected to provide an annual physical health check for patients who are registered as having a severe or serious mental illness (SMI)? This is because people with SMI are more likely to experience poor health compared to the general population. The physical health check is important as it includes screening for common health issues as well as directing people towards different kinds of wellbeing support.

Join the Virtual Focus Group!

Monday 17 May 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (via Google Meet)

The group will briefly discuss an invite letter (which we will send you upon confirmation of attendance). You will also be asked about what might prevent or encourage you to go to your annual physical health check.

Findings will be fed back to GP practices in Sussex, to help improve how they communicate with you and offer these health checks. Click here to check out the Padlet for further information!

The organisers would like this session to be as engaging and accessible as possible so please feel free to ask questions and take part in discussions! Notes will be taken through the session and participants will be asked to complete a brief consent form before taking part. The session may be recorded.

If you would like to take part or would like to know more, please contact Sara Candler at Sara.Candler@eastsussex.gov.uk.

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