Two Practice Nurses hold a diabetic clinic on Thursday mornings. All patients with diabetes are automatically invited to the clinic periodically. Patients who are experiencing difficulties with their diabetic control and management will be seen more frequently but all diabetic patients at the practice will be invited to the clinic at least once a year. Patients must have their bloods taken 1 week prior to their Diabetic appointment.
Patients with Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are reviewed by nurses and may be asked to attend from time to time to have an up-to-date assessment of their breathing function and to make sure that we are treating them as effectively as possible. Patients will be sent a yearly invitation asking them to attend a review of their symptoms and medication.
Heart Disease & Stroke
All patients with heart disease and all patients who have had a stroke are automatically invited to the surgery periodically. Patients will be sent a letter of invitation and are asked to book a review appointment with a GP.
Blood pressure measurements can be undertaken by our Practice Nurses. The doctors may need to see some patients to start or modify their medication.