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Table 3 Characteristics of SMA and their use in practices

From: Shared medical appointments in English primary care for long-term conditions: a qualitative study of the views and experiences of patients, primary care staff and other stakeholders

Practice SMA condition(s) No. SMAs delivered SMA status at interview Staff delivering SMA Practice list size (patients) Setting (deprivation levelb)
     Clinician Facilitator   
A risk of familial hypercholesterolemia 7 not running GP manager/ administrator 7,000 rural (HD)
B diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol  > 25 using regularly Nurse/external clinician manager/ administrator 10,000 major urban (LD)
C diabetes 1 not running nurse administrator 13,000 major urban (HD)
D multi-morbidities 6 using regularly nurse healthcare assistant 16,000 major urban (HD)
E high cholesterol, asthma, COPD  > 25 using regularly pharmacist/ GP/nurses unclear 20,000 major urban (HD)
F diabetes 1 just started nurse healthcare assistant 36,000 city & town (HD)
Ga chronic pain  > 25 yes – trialling video SMAs) GP/ pharmacist/ nurse unclear 12,000 major urban (HD)
Ha multimorbidity to include: overweight / obesity / hypertension, pre-diabetes / type 2 diabetes 6 not running GP healthcare assistant 12,000 city & town (HD)
  1. GP general practitioner
  2. aInterviewed during height of pandemic
  3. bHD Higher deprivation (Indices of multiple deprivation deciles 1–5), LD Lower deprivation (Indices of multiple deprivation deciles 6–10)