- Ordering repeat prescriptions
- Prescription and medication queries
- Out of hours
- Young people
- Womens health
- Childrens health
- Vaccinations and Immunisations
- NHS Services
- Private Services and Costs
- Sexual health
- Stop smoking
Annual Health Reviews
Having a single annual review is the quickest and most convenient way of monitoring long-term conditions. Without regular check-ups, conditions can worsen and complications might arise that damage your health. Proactive management of long-term conditions can alleviate symptoms and let you lead as happy and healthy a life as possible.
To ensure that patients with long-term conditions only have to attend the Practice when necessary, we now invite these patients to attend the Practice for a single annual review in the month of their birth.
During one appointment, a thorough review of all recorded conditions will be undertaken. Depending on the individual case this may require initial blood and urine tests followed by a face-to-face review with one of our practice nursing team. In some circumstances a further face-to-face chat with a GP may also be necessary.
You will receive a written invitation in advance of the planned review to allow time to book the necessary appointments. The letter should include a blood test form if one is required, please bring this with you to your appointment.
The conditions for which annual reviews are undertaken include:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Kidney disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)
- Thyroid problems
- Rheumatoid arthritis
If you feel you are due for an annual review for any of the above conditions but have not been invited to the Practice in your birth month please contact us.
Dr David Lightwing, who has worked in the practice for 19 years, has now retired and we wish him well in the future. We are also pleased to announce that Dr Tim Longmore has now taken on the role of Senior Partner for the practice.
In addition to overseeing prescription management systems, Andy will be providing appointments for medication reviews and will also be available to answer any medicines related queries by telephone.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown within this article.
The surgery will be open on alternate Monday evenings (until 8pm) from January 2017, starting on Monday 16th January.