All patients with a chronic condition (high blood pressure, asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart conditions) will be invited for an annual review in their birthday month. This will usually involve an initial appointment with one of our nursing team who will collect up to date information and take relevant tests (i.e blood pressure, weight, blood tests). The results will then be reviewed and actioned accordingly, you may then require a follow up appointment with a nurse or doctor.
Patients who require warfarin treatment will attend the in-house clinic at the surgery. The GP will provide the dosing for the warfarin in the clinic, after the nurse has taken the blood samples.
As above, Susan Walton is our diabetes nurse and will help you manage your diabetes. Dr Trainor also has a special interest in diabetes. We also work closely with the hospital diabetes nurses and consultants to deliver diabetes care.
Clinics are run by our community dietitian Rachael Masters who provides support and educational advice to patients. Patients are seen by referral from another team member.
Who can have the flu vaccine?
- are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- frontline health or social care workers
Please ask at reception about appointments for flu vaccinations which are given annually in autumn and winter.
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to people who:
NHS Health Checks
Patients aged 40-75 are invited to attend an NHS health check. This is an appointment with a nurse for blood tests including cholesterol and a diabetes test; also weight, blood pressure and waist measurements are taken. The nurse will also ask about lifestyle; smoking, alcohol intake and exercise. This information may lead to a GP appointment to discuss the results in more detail. It is a good way of identifying and managing health problems early.