Annual Reviews for Ongoing Conditions
We are gradually moving back to our previous programme of annual reviews for people who have ongoing medical conditions. This means that we aim to contact people around their birthday month for one or two appointments to cover key areas of health. These may be by telephone or in person depending upon the type of review. We are required to send out at least two invitations per person per year for those who have ongoing conditions. These invitations will mainly come out by SMS or Email so please do ensure that we have your latest contact information.
If you have any concerns or worrying symptoms at any time you can book a review of your conditions with a Nurse or GP. It may be that we ask you to book an appointment with one of our healthcare assistants for a blood test or other checks before your review appointment so that the clinician has the most up to date information to support your care.
We are still affected by the ongoing impact of COVID across all our teams and services as COVID continues to be active within the community. COVID is impacting our staffing levels just as it is for all organisations across the world. If you call to make a review appointment and we are not able to provide this on your first attempt, please be kind and patient with the team. We are updating our diary each week but we continue to have to cancel clinics at short notice due to staff sickness with COVID. Please do call us again after a couple of weeks so that we can try again to support you with an appointment.
For people who are more frail and unable to leave their house we offer review appointments at home.
** Please remember if you experience any symptoms or feel unwell, please contact the Surgery – do not wait for your annual check up.
What type of appointment do I need?
Diabetes (with or without Hypertension) - 30 minute appointment with a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) – you will then be contacted once results have been reviewed.
Diabetes AND a respiratory condition (Asthma and/or COPD) - 30 minute appointment with a HCA – you will then be contacted once results have been reviewed and you will have a telephone review for your respiratory condition
Asthma - A telephone review appointment with a Nurse
COPD - A telephone review appointment with a Nurse
Hypertension - If you have a home Blood Pressure machine, book a routine blood test appointment and provide readings. If you do not have a home Blood Pressure machine, book a 15 minute appointment with a HCA. You can download a sheet to record Home Blood Pressure readings here: Home Blood Pressure Readings
Chronic Heart Disease, Heart Failure, or Stroke
Patients who do not have any of the above conditions but have been diagnosed with Chronic Heart Disease, Heart Failure, or Stroke will be invited for routine blood tests when the GP or Clinical Pharmacist does their annual medicine review.
Patients who have Pre-Diabetes require an annual blood test to check their condition has not progressed to Diabetes.