All asthma patients should have an annual appointment with Di Croft, our specialist Asthma Nurse, to make sure they are receiving the most appropriate treatment. Please bring all asthma medication and inhalers to this appointment.
Chronic Kidney Disease
Patients will need an annual blood test to check kidney function, followed by an appointment with the Practice Nurse, 7-10 days later, to check blood pressure and urine. Please bring all medication and a urine sample to this appointment (specimen bottles are available at reception).
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
An annual appointment with Di Croft is recommended to monitor medication and lung function. Please bring all medication and inhalers to this review.
Your annual review will happen over two separate appointments.
At the first appointment:
- You will be asked to attend the surgery to have all your checks and measurements done.
- Shortly after this your test results will be sent to you. This will give you the chance to be able to think about what the results mean to you and what you might like to discuss at your care planning appointment.
At the second appointment:
- You will be able to discuss your results and talk about what is important to you.
- By the end of the appointment you will have a plan that has been agreed jointly.
An annual appointment with a GP is recommended to monitor how well the epilepsy is controlled and review medication. Please bring all medication to this review.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Patient’s blood pressure should be checked every six months. Patients who wish to check their own blood pressure can use the blood pressure machines in reception. Alternatively an appointment can be made with the doctor.
Mental Health Conditions
An annual review of the patient’s condition is recommended. An appointment is needed with the GP to review medication and physical health. A blood test may be needed before the appointment depending on the patient’s medication.