Long Term Condition reviews
We have changed the way we provide reviews for our patients with long term conditions.
If you have been diagnosed with a condition like Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Asthma or COPD or have a history of a heart related condition, narrower bloods vessels (PAD), previous stroke or mini stroke, or a condition that affects your kidneys (CKD), we will invite you in to have a review on a yearly basis and we will work with you to agree a care plan that will enable you to manage your condition/s in the best possible way. To find out more about care planning
If you have more than one of these conditions you will have them all reviewed in one appointment with the practice nurse. The nurse may invite you in more frequently or refer you on to a GP or to other services if you are having complications of your condition or require additional support.
You will be asked to make an appointment with our Healthcare Assistant one week before you see the practice nurse. The Healthcare Assistant will gather information required and carry out any tests needed, for example bloods, weight and/or BP check so that the practice nurse has all of the information she needs to carry out a thorough review.
The practice nurse will share the results of these tests with you at the review and will work with you to start to think about and plan how you can better manage your condition in future. In future you may
To make it easy for you to remember when you are due your review in future we will invite you in during the month of your birthday.