Long Term Conditions
Type 2 Diabetes
In diabetes the body is unable to break down glucose into energy, either there isnt enough insulin to move the glucose into cells, or the insulin produced doesnt work properly. High blood sugar levels can seriously damage different parts of the body, including your feet, eyes and heart. Diabetes type 2 is reversible when you learn how to normalise blood sugar levels.The earlier you do something about it the better the prognosis. Click on the picture (left) for more details about reversing Type 2 diabetes,Virtual Clinics for weight loss and ideas on healthy diet for your brain and body. We welcome Anna Betz to our Primary Care Network. Anna runs a series workshops for mind and body health. Click here for more details.
Annual Reviews of Long Term Conditions with our Practice Nursing Team or Clinical Pharmacist
- If you have one or more of the Long Term Conditions listed below you will be invited to book a single annual review with a Practice Nurse or our Clinical Pharmacist near your birthday.
- For some kinds of Annual Review you will be asked to make an appointment with a Health Care Assistant or Phlebotomist before attending an appointment with a Practice Nurse or Clinical Pharmacist.
Please book your review by calling our dedicated annual review booking line 01273 224865 which is open 8:30 and 5:30 Monday to Friday.
Annual Reviews cannot be booked Online or via our Automated Telephone system. This is because different reviews have different requirements for staff qualifications and length of appointment, and have different pre-appointment instructions.
Asthma Annual Review
All patients with asthma are invited for an annual review. This includes all patients with a history of asthma who have required inhalers in the past 12 months. The nurses will check that your medication is appropriate and that your asthma is well controlled.
Please bring your inhalers with you
Cardiac Annual Review
All patients with a history of heart/vascular disease, including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, strokes and peripheral vascular disease are invited for an annual review with one of our nurses. You may be asked to see a Health Care Assistant for a blood test beforehand. The Practice Nurse will ensure that your medication is up to date.
COPD Annual Review
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are invited for an annual review with one of our nurses. Medication is reviewed and symptoms are assessed. Regular spirometry testing is offered to patients with COPD.
Please bring your inhalers with you.
Diabetic Annual Review
We invite all of our patients with diabetes for an annual review unless they are being treated regularly at the hospital. You will receive a letter each year, when your check is due, giving you information about making an appointment. You will be asked to see a Health Care Assistant for a blood test beforehand.
Patients who have been diagnosed with HIV are recalled for annual review at the practice. One of our practice nurses has had specialist training and is in the best position to ensure that the patient’s primary care needs are managed within the practice. This is an addition to the care you receive by your hospital HIV specialist.
Learning Disabilities Annual Review
All patients with learning disability are offered an annual review with a nurse. The aim of the review is to address medical problems and health promotion and to manage the physical, emotional and social needs of these patients.
Mental Wellbeing Annual Review
Support for patients who have experienced some more severe mental health symptoms. It is known that some people with more significant mental health problems have an increased risk of other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease or strokes. These clinics are here to help with lifestyle advice
Support for patients with dementia and their carers, to ensure that you are up to date with health checks and in touch with other agencies to help support your care