Chronic Disease Reviews

We are changing the way we invite patients for their annual review of medical conditions. Patients will now be invited during the month of their birthday. As a result, you will have to attend fewer appointments, where multiple tests and investigations can be performed at the same time. 

If you have a long-term condition such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, you will receive an invitation to book your annual review with the practice during your birthday month. When you do, we will identify the appointments you need to support your care. 

During your month of birth you will be invited to attend an initial healthcheck with our treatment room team, which will be tailored to your medical conditions. This may include blood tests, blood pressure, height, weight and heart checks.  For patients with diabetes you will also be offered a foot check to ensure good circulation of your feet. The team will then book a follow-up appointment with the appropriate members of the team - this may include a GP, nurse, pharmacist or paramedic practitioner. 

You may find that the period from your last review to your next review is more or less than 12 months, as we transition to birthday month reviews. If you would prefer your annual review to take place in a different month, please contact us to update your record. For any other concerns about your condition before or after your annual review, please contact us

Published: May 25, 2023