Long Term Conditions
What we do
The practice takes a positive approach in supporting patients who have a long term condition, for example;
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Mental Health
Patients who have a long term condition are offered a regular review with one of our Specialist Nurses. They can provide support and information and help to identify problems early suggesting interventions which may be of benefit.
Once we are aware of your Long Term Condition, you will receive an invitation for an annual review just before or during your birth month. You may be required to have a blood test or urine check as part of the annual review process. If you do not wish to attend or are sent a pre-booked appointment that you know you cannot keep, it important that you let us know.
Due to coronavirus we had to pause our bringing patient’s in for their annual review. We restarted bringing in patients in May but with minimal contact so to minimise risk. This includes wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), increasing ventilation in the room (so keeping the door open) and keeping the appointment as short as possible.
To keep the appointment short and minimise contact we ask that you complete the ‘Long Term Conditions’ health questionnaire prior to your first appointment.
Minimising risk of coronavirus must be balanced with the risk of not looking after your health, therefore we strongly encourage you to attend if we ask.