LONG TERM CONDITIONS (LTC) ANNUAL REVIEWS
LTC refers to medical conditions that may have an ongoing impact on your health.
We recommend that if you have any of these conditions that you have an annual review. Some of these conditions require monitoring with blood tests or other tests such as breathing assessments.
Reviewing your condition on an annual basis will enable you to check that you are taking the correct medications.
By taking responsibility for your medical condition you can help ensure that you are having the best possible care.
What will happen?
A member of the Reception Team will contact your around your birth month to invite you to attend your annual review.
During your 1st appointment the Healthcare Assistant will take your:
- Blood pressure
They will also perform a foot & leg check (if diabetic) and discuss your eating regime and lifestyle.
A follow-up telephone call with a LTC Specialist Nurse will be booked for you, at a later date. Prior to the telephone call you will receive the results from your 1st appointment so you have time to look over them.
During your telephone call, the LTC Specialist Nurse will:
- Discuss results
- Discuss management of condition
- Answer any questions you may have
Should the LTC Specialist Nurse feel the need to see you in clinic to help you further managine your condition, an appointment will be booked for you.
For those with Asthma or COPD, a questionnaire will be posted or texted out to you. Once we receive the completed form, a telephone review appoitment will be made with a Respiratory Specialist Nurse to discuss the results of the questionaire and guidance on how to manage your condition. Should the Respiratory Specialist Nurse feel the need to see you in clinic to help you further managine your condition, an appointment will be booked for you.
This review process is important. Your cooperation in this process will therefore be very much appreciated. We hope that this process will reduce the number of times you need to come to the surgery.