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Annual Long Term Condition Review

We have made some changes to our long term condition recall process. From April 2020 patients who require an annual review will be invited during the month of their birthday. We feel this will not only help our staff but also patients will be able to remember when their annual review is due. This applies to patients with the following long term conditions: 

  • Asthma / COPD
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cornoonary Heart Disease
  • CVD
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stroke / TIA
  • Peripheral Artery Disease 

We will write to you around the time of your birthday to invite you to make an appointment for your annual review. This will involve seeing the practice nurse and you may also need to have a blood test depending on your health conditions and medication. Our reception team will be able to inform you of the necessary tests that you require and arrange an appointment for your blood test prior to your review.

There are many medicines we prescribe that require regular blood monitoring and it is essential that you have these when asked, in order to enable us to continue to prescribe them safely and without undue delay.

Occasionally some patients wish to opt out of having their clinical review. We would strongly advise you not to do this. However if you decide to do this then you should speak to the reception team to let us know so we can remove your details from our invitation list.

Even if you opt out of seeing the nurse, we will still require you to have regular monitoring of your blood if you are on certain medications. This is because with some types of medication we cannot ensure your safety unless you have your blood checked. We will not be able to routinely authorise your medication if we do not have the required up to date blood tests.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon.

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