Disease management (long term conditions)
Includes all common conditions: asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke and TIAs, epilepsy, chronic kidney disease, hypothyroidism, dementia and more. There is more information under our practice section long term conditions (including a link to more information about common long-term conditions for adults and children).
Diabetes – Janet, Elna and Jeanette our Specialist Diabetic Nurses, run clinics at both the Denham and Aysgarth Medical Centres. All our Diabetic patients are invited in for their Annual Review on the month of their birthday. Pre-Diabetic Checks will be arranged first with our experienced HCA Alison. Diabetic Education Sessions and Annual Retinal Screening is also available and can be arranged at the review. Click on the Local Community Services for a list of centres.
Asthma – Our Specialist Asthma Nurses Kim, Jayne, Elna and Jeanette offer regular checks and assessments. They will ensure that the most effective inhaler devices are being used to provide excellent symptom control. They also advise patients on long term management of their own asthma.
COPD – This clinic is run by Kim, Jayne and Elna our Specialist Respiratory Nurses and is by invitation only. Patients will automatically be asked to attend this clinic in the month of their birthday for their review.
Heart Disease – Cardiac Specialists Kim and Janet offer annual cardiac checks which include blood pressure monitoring, medication reviews and a blood test assessment for cholesterol. All patients with heart disease are invited in for their annual review in the month of their birthday.