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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR MEDICAL CARE

 

Following an internal review of processes regarding Long Term Conditions (LTC), the following recall process will be implemented with effect from 1 April 2017:

 

  1. All patients will be recalled to attend for their annual review within the month of their Date of Birth. So, if you were born in November for example, you will be recalled to attend your annual review within November each year.

 

  1. Prior to your annual review appointment, you will be sent a letter with a blood form enclosed (if required). You will need to have your blood test done BEFORE YOUR ANNUAL REVIEW by attending PRH or, booking onto one of the visiting phlebotomy clinics which are scheduled every Friday morning.

 

‘Monitoring Blood Tests’ are carried out at the practice by the HCA. If you are taking any of the medication listed below, ask the HCA to do your ‘recall bloods’ at the same time as your monitoring bloods.

 

Amiodarone                                                  Methotrextrate

Azathioprine                                                 Penicillamine

Ciclosporin                                                    Sodium aurothiomalate

Leflunomide                                                  Sulfasalazine

Lithium                                                         Warfarin

 

  1. We are trying to amalgamate our clinics to minimise your attendances and as such, the following will be applied to our specialist clinics:

 

If you have:

You will need:

Blood Test Required:

Category A:

Diabetes ONLY

Annual/bi-annual review with the Practice Diabetic Nurse Specialist

Blood test will be required BEFORE you attend this appointment

Category B:

Asthma ONLY

Annual review with the Practice Asthma/COPD Nurse Specialist

No blood test required

Category C:

COPD Only

Annual review with COPD Team

No blood test required

Category D:

Asthma and COPD

Annual review with the Practice Asthma/COPD Nurse Specialist

No blood test required

Category E:

Diabetes and/or including another condition:

1.    CHD

2.    Stroke

3.    Hypertension

Annual/bi-annual with the Practice Diabetic Nurse Specialist 

Blood test will be required BEFORE you attend this appointment

Category F:

Asthma/COPD and/or including another condition:

1.    CHD

2.    Stroke

3.    Hypertension

Annual review with the Practice Asthma/COPD Nurse Specialist

Blood test will be required BEFORE you attend this appointment

Category G:

1.    CHD and/or

2.    Stroke and/or

3.    Hypertension

Annual review with the HCA

Blood test will be required BEFORE you attend this appointment

If you have Asthma/COPD AND Diabetes, you will need 2 separate appointments:

One with the diabetic nurse specialist and one with the asthma/COPD nurse specialist

 
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