These clinics are for patients with long term “chronic” conditions and are run by our multi-skilled team of Health Care Assistants and Nursing team, some examples of chronic diseases we manage are:
- High blood pressure
Once a patient has been diagnosed with a chronic condition, they are included in a register and will be invited for review of their condition usually on an annual basis. Some patients may have more than one chronic disease but the surgery will try to manage all conditions in one appointment if possible. Our aim is to:
- Educate and enable patients to manage to a certain extent their own health
- Monitor and identify progression of their condition so that active steps can be taken to step up or down their treatment
This nurse-run asthma clinic provides advice and ongoing support for newly diagnosed and established asthmatics. All aspects of care are provided including assessing symptoms, triggers and treatments as well as self-management plans. Adjustments to medication and devices may be made if appropriate and prescriptions issued in liaison with GPs.
All new patients with asthma registering with the practice are invited to attend the asthma clinic and annually thereafter if well controlled.
As someone living with diabetes you will require regular monitoring and occasionally additional support to help you care for yourself. This is mainly performed by our diabetes specialist nurse, who will liaise with your GP, as necessary, to ensure you receive the best care. Our service offers one to one personalised care, support and advice to enable individuals with diabetes to take responsibility for their day to day needs.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Clinic
This chronic lung disease, primarily caused by smoking, can be very debilitating. The clinic aims to improve quality of life for patients and control symptoms. An annual check provides an opportunity to assess lung function and monitor disease progression, address lifestyle issues and give support and advice.