Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea generally have poorer physical and mental health, and they also experience concentration and memory issues – which is of little surprise given the reduced oxygenation to their lungs and brain as a result of disrupted sleep. The condition is significantly associated with a range of medical concerns, many of which can cause serious health complications, including:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Chronic bronchitis
- Heart attack and heart failure
- Anxiety-related disorders
The patient journey for someone suspected of having Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is quite different in a practice where the GP has upskilled and equipped themselves to become a SleepGP. The SleepGP is supported by a very experienced team at The SleepGP support centre, and the process is simplified via proprietary software (SLOOM©) which has been refined since it’s inception in 2013 to assist the GP and their support staff in their primary care clinic:
Current SleepGPs find that their medicine improves, that their upskilling assists with practice growth, and the investment in time, learning and equipment is very rewarding for them.
To express interest in becoming The SleepGP in your area, and to hear from current SleepGPs please complete and submit this form: