Long Term Conditions Review

From 1st April 2022, the surgery is changing the ways we will contact patients to come in for their annual review.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, we have been unable to provide our patients with our usual review process for the last 2 years. We have now introduced a more streamlined process for patients to be reviewed annually for their long-term conditions

The Process

Our new process will be called a ‘Long-Term Conditions Review’ and we will ask most patients to attend the surgery for an initial review appointment with the Healthcare Assistant for bloods, general observations and questions about their health.

Changes to Annual Review Process for Patients

For patients with respiratory conditions (i.e.: Asthma, COPD, etc.), they will be asked to complete a short questionnaire either online or in paper form to return to the surgery. A face to face “Long-Term Conditions Review” may not be needed in this case.

Following their attendance, a member of the clinical team (either their named GP or specialist nurse) will review the results of the tests and questions and will take appropriate actions, which could be in the form of a further appointment, a telephone call, or complete the review for the year.

 

When will I be invited?

The majority of patients will be invited for their Long-Term Conditions Review in the month of their birth. However, due to technical issues beyond our control, we are unable to see patients whose birth month is in March. For these patients, we will contact you in a different month of the year and you will continue to be contacted in the same month for each following year.