Long Term Conditions Review

 

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We offer our patients diagnosed with a long term condition (High blood pressure, Diabetes, Asthma etc) an annual review in the month of their birthday. 

We as a surgery want to give our patients with Long Term Conditions the best outcome and guidance possible. To do this we have built a process where we ensure that we are organised and are reviewing our patients on at least an annual basis. This process provides the best way of reviewing patient’s needs, especially for patients who may have more than one Long Term Condition. If required, we may book additional follow up, if more frequent reviews are needed depending on each patient clinical need.

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What is a Long Term Condition?

A long term condition includes illnesses such as the following:

  • Respiratory disease,
  • Heart disease,
  • Stroke,
  • Diabetes,
  • Kidney disease,
  • High blood pressure,
  • Rheumatoid arthritis,
  • Epilepsy,
  • Mental health problems,
  • Any other long term health issues that affect the health or lifestyle of a patient.

All these conditions require an annual review to ensure that the condition is being managed appropriately, both by the patient and by us as the healthcare provider. In these reviews we can identify any problems or concerns and ensure the patients are confident to deal with their condition between review.