Don’t forget to book your annual review!
Covid-19 has shown us how much we need to streamline and prioritise our resources. That is why we are implementing a birth-month recall system for most long-term conditions and annual reviews.
As of August 2022, we plan to implement the birth-month recall system. Patients with one or more long-term conditions will receive an invitation to book an appointment just before their birthday month.
To bring all patients in line with their birth month, it may mean that you are asked to attend, even if you have had a review within the last 12 months. We still need you to attend.
As a result, patients will have to attend fewer appointments as multiple tests and checks can be performed at the same time.
Additionally, we will be using online questionnaires to collect some information before your appointment with the nursing staff. These will be sent via text message/email or by post if necessary.
Please ensure that we have your up-to-date contact details. Your details can be updated via our website or by emailing the practice at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are long term conditions?
The practice already invites certain groups of patients in for an annual review of their conditions.
This includes patients who have:
- Respiratory conditions
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
What we do
As your GP surgery we play a significant role in managing your long-term condition. We believe in working with you and specialists in the community to provide holistic, personal, and high-quality care.
Long term conditions or chronic diseases are conditions for which there is currently no cure, and that are managed with drugs and other treatments.
All patients with a long-term condition should have an annual review (or ‘health MOT’). This could involve one single appointment or multiple appointments depending on which long term condition(s) you have. If a blood test or blood pressure check is required, you will be booked with a Health Care Assistant, if further checks are needed, these will be booked with either a nurse/GP/Advanced Nurse practitioner depending on the type of consultation you need.
Your medical history and medications will be reviewed at your appointment and together we will consider how we may improve your health/management of your long term condition. This may include health advice, medication changes or referrals to a community service.