Long Term Condition Clinics

Like wider society, General Practice has had to adapt to new ways of working as we work together to manage coronavirus (Covid-19).

Our top priority is, and has always been, to keep you and our staff safe while ensuring you get the care you need.  During this period we are committed to maintaining regular reviews of patients with long term conditions helping to help you keep patients well and healthy.

To slow down the spread of coronavirus, we have worked to reduce the number of people coming into the practice by using online consultation systems like e-Consult, telephone appointments and video consultations.

 

 Asthma 

The first part of the annual review process will ask you to answer some questions to provide some information in relation to your asthma symptoms. Invites will be sent either via SMS, Email or Post and will include an asthma questionnaire.

The information you provide relating to your asthma symptoms will then be reviewed alongside your medical record by a clinician. Based on this review there may be follow up with you via a telephone or video consultation with an asthma nurse, and we will contact you to arrange this.

If no follow up is required you will be sent an individualised care plan including information to help you manage your asthma, links to useful self-care websites and what to do if your symptoms worsen.

For further helpful information please click the link below.

Asthma Uk

You can also call an asthma nurse specialist on Asthma UK's advice line on 0300 222 5800

 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The first part of the annual review process we will ask you to answer some questions to provide some information in relation to your COPD symptoms.

You will be sent an invite either by SMS, Email or Post which will include a COPD questionnaire.

Depending upon your answers and your other medical conditions, the next part is for all the information you have provided relating to your COPD symptoms to be reviewed, alongside your medical record, by a clinician. Based on this review there may be follow up with you via a telephone or video consultation with a respiratory nurse and we will contact you to arrange this.

If no follow up is required you will be sent an individualised care plan including information to help you manage your COPD, with inks to useful self-care websites and what to do if your symptoms worsen.

For further helpful information on COPD please click the links below.

NHS Choices

Patient Info

British Lung Foundation


 Diabetes 

The first part of the annual review process will ask you to attend an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants for your Diabetes annual review assessment. This will include your blood tests, foot check, height and weight.

Once your blood test results are back they will be reviewed. Any follow up required will be identified and is likely to be one of the following:

  • Follow up with the diabetes nurse - We will contact you to arrange a telephone/video or face to face appointment with the diabetes nurse
  • Follow up by your GP - We will contact you to arrange a telephone/video review with your GP.
  • No specific follow up required – We will send you your results in a diabetes care plan which includes useful information and the date when your next blood test is due.

Please note it may take up to 3 weeks for your results to be received and reviewed.

For further help and information please click the link below.

Diabetes UK


 Coronary Heart Disease 

All patients diagnosed with CHD are invited for a yearly review.

The first part is an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants (HCA), who will take a blood test, and also check BP, height and weight. We will then contact you with your results, and if needed book further follow up with a CHD trained Nurse who will discuss your overall care. 

For further information please click the link below.

British Heart Foundation


Hypertension

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure BP) does not cause symptoms, but if it is not treated it can cause damage to the heart, kidneys and brain. Hypertension increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Good control can significantly reduce your risk of developing these seriour illnesses.

Patients with hypertension are invited for an annual review usually in the month of your birthday. We will review your BP, your medications and offer a blood test to include kidney, cholesterol and thyroid checks. If you have a raised alcohol intake or you take ‘statin’ cholesterol lowering medication, then you should also have a liver check. If you have a body mass index over 30 (link to an online calculator) and/or strong family history of diabetes we can also offer a screen for diabetes. A six-monthly BP check is advised in between each annual review to ensure continued good control.

Please contact the surgery to book your blood test when your annual review is due.

Please click the links below for further useful information.

BHF.org

NHS.UK


 Health Care Assistants General Clinics

Our Health Care Assistants run regular clinics for the following:

  • Blood Tests
  • ECGs
  • Weight Checks
  • BP checks
  • Vaccinations (not child immunisations)

Preston Road Surgery
Tel: (01305)
832203
102 Preston Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT3 6BB

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