Our practice nurses Helen & Emma provide support for patients with long term illnesses such as high blood pressure, asthma, COPD and diabetes.
Long-term illnesses are managed by the whole health care team – including GPs, nursing staff and clinical pharmacists.
We encourage our patients to take an active role in helping to manage their own conditions, but it is helpful to come for a review once a year.
Most chronic illness require yearly reviews and are looked after by our nursing team. Some medications or conditions require yearly blood tests – it is helpful if you arrange to have these done before your review, to assist the clinician in monitoring your progress. If you are on regular medications it is often necessary to have a check up before we can safely continue to prescribe your medications.