The practice has developed a new innovative approach for managing patients with Long Term Conditions. If you have asthma, COPD, diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, epilepsy, high blood pressure, heart failure or have had a stroke/TIA you might receive an invitation to this new clinic. The project is currently targeted at those patients who have more than 1 of the above problems but hopefully will be rolled out to all patients with Long Term Conditions in future years.
The clinic consists of one single longer appointment for all your conditions. Prior to the appointment you will be sent a Health Needs Assessment form to complete so we can concentrate the appointment on the areas which concern you the most. A GP & the practice pharmacist will also review your record; before your appointment; and might make suggestions to the practice nurse to improve your care.
The appointment will focus on increased education, creating personal goals & encourage self care/management. As part of the appointment you will create an agreed personal care plan for the next 12 month period.
If you want to find out more about your condition and how you can help manage it the is lots of useful information available on this website. Please visit our long term conditions section.
The surgery recently won a Royal College of General Practioners Enterprise award for the clinic. You can find out more here.