The Health Pod
What is the Health Pod?
The Health Pod is a secure computerised system which has the capability to accurately record patient data and take readings, such as height/weight and blood pressure measurements. It is not a replacement for your doctor or nurse but an addition to the practice. It can be found in our waiting room.
Why do we have it?
We want to give our patients greater freedom and the opportunity for you to monitor your health without having to wait for an appointment. Primarily this will be used as an extension to your consultation with your GP or nurse. It will accurately record key data and send it directly to your notes. This means that when you start your face-to-face consultation the nurse or doctor will already have this key information recorded giving you more time to discuss your health. This will give you more quality face-to-face time at your appointment.
How does it work?
Using the Health Pod is very simple. You interact with a touchscreen computer which will guide you through the process. After you enter your name and date of birth you simply follow the step-by-step instructions. If you are an existing patient then here is the typical process you will go through prior to your GP appointment:
- Enter your name and date of birth
- Select ‘Standard Checks’
- Follow the onscreen instructions
- After you complete the session your results are automatically saved on your patient records
No appointment is needed. If you do have an appointment - come along 15 minutes early so you have time to use it.
If you have any questions, a member of staff will be happy to help you.