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Long Term Conditions Annual Health Reviews
We are now advising you contact us in the month before your birthday to book all Long Term Conditions review appointments needed in the month of your birthday. You may need to see more than one clinician (GP and/or Nurses) however we will combine appointments where we can. We hope this will make it easy for you to remember and to get your health fully reviewed in a timely fashion.
We recommend an Annual Review if you are currently suffering from one or more of the following Long Term Conditions: (click on name to access further information about condition on the NHS Choices website)
An annual review is also advisable if you have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) however these diseases are often secondary to other long term conditions such as Diabetes so you may not be aware that you have been diagnosed with these conditions or that we have been monitoring them.
You will be advised at your annual review to book additional appointments if your condition needs further management. We no longer advise you to routinely book interim checks, such as mid-year checks of HbA1c for diabetics or mid-year blood pressure checks.Our receptionists will be able to advise you what Long Term Conditions you have been diagnosed with and what appointments you will require. Many conditions need annual blood tests – these should be combined into one 10 minute appointment with a Health Care Assistant (HCA) approximately two weeks before your review appointment. Please click here for more information about appointments needed (pdf document - please note, updated from Word document originally published here in April 2016)
Annual Review dates 2016-18
Whilst we make the change from our current system to the new process, there may be a shorter or longer than usual gap from your last review to your birthday month.
Our receptionists will be able to advise you of the best date to book your next review or click here to see guidance dependent on your birth month and last review date (pdf document - please note, updated from Word document originally published here in April 2016)