Management of chronic illness and disease prevention
Carefully monitoring patients with chronic illness is a major role for our nursing team. Ensuring patients are on the correct treatments and keeping a close watch on aspects such as blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, kidney function and disease symptoms all help to prevent disease getting worse and new diseases emerging.
If you have a chronic health problem such as:
- Heart disease
- Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (chronic bronchitis/emphysema)
- Hypertension (Blood Pressure)
You will be sent an invitation to see the practice nurse at least once a year around the time of your birthday. Please make every effort to attend and don’t forget to have your blood tests done if a form has been sent with your letter. Every year over a thousand reminder letters have to be sent out to non-attendees.
Please help us to help you by coming in within 4-6 weeks of your invitation. If your health and age prevents you from attending the surgery please ring and let us know so that we can arrange for someone to see you at home.