Although Camden provides a high-quality service, too many patients are still ending up in A&E. We are therefore carrying out a clinical evaluation of the service in order to find out what can be done better.
There are as many as 17,000 people in Camden with undiagnosed hypertension and we want to encourage GPs to test for the condition whenever patients are at the surgery. The new Community Hypertension Service will include remote clinics whereby clinical specialists look at patients’ notes and provide advice to GPs on management of their condition. There is also a need to raise awareness of the condition among patients.