21st Sep 2021
The enhanced service specification for weight management encourages practices to develop a supportive environment for clinicians to engage with patients living with obesity about their weight.
The specification can be found here:
In summary, practices are advised to target qualifying patients to refer them to a local weight management service.
Practices can earn £11.50 per patient for doing this.
We have updated PatientChase so that practices can identify, contact and code these patients using our app.
Furthermore, the specification indicates that it is important to differentiate between patients who are BAME and non BAME due to differing BMI thresholds.
This is easy to do in PatientChase.
Please patch up PatientChase to the latest version to use this function (v96 or higher).
How do I know if I'm running the latest version?
At the very top of the main PatientChase screen it should show PatientChase Version xxxxx96 (or higher).
You should also have a green tick near the top right of the screen.
If both of these are not showing, then restart PatientChase to install the latest patch.
A Weight Management PatientChase user guide can be found here.