Chronic Disease Care

An integrated system of care is offered to patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.

We have a recall system for monitoring such diseases.  Patients are encouraged to become involved in looking after their own health with the support of the Practice

diabetes

 

asthma

Asthma

If you have been diagnosed with asthma you will be invited for an annual review with the Practice Nurse.  During these reviews the Practice Nurse will discuss your asthma control, check your inhaler technique and optimise your treatment.  This appointment will typically take 20 minutes. 

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COPD 

If you have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) you will be invited to an annual review with the Practice Nurse. 

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COPD

 

Cardiovascular Disease 

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.

It's usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries (atherosclerosis) and an increased risk of blood clots.

It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes.

CVD is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK, but it can often largely be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle.

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diabetes

Diabetes

Our diabetic patients are invited to an annual diabetic check with the practice nurse which involves having your bloods and urine checked, a blood pressure and a foot check.

There are two different types of Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. 

 

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes causes the level of sugar in your blood to become too high. Daily injections of insulin help to keep blood glucose levels under control. Type 1 Diabetes isn’t linked with age or lifestyle. You can read more about Type 1 Diabetes here

 

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. Patients may need to change their diet and take medication to manage the condition. Type 2 Diabetes is often link to being overweight or inactive or having a family history of Type 2 Diabetes. You can read more about Type 2 Diabetes here

 

An education programme to help you to self-manage your diabetes is available via a 6 week group programme (X-PERT) or a one off group session.  If you are would like to find out more and book on please contact 01639 862928 between the hours of Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

You can reverse some types of diabetes and reduce medication use by managing diet and exercise.  For more information on a diabetic diet and the foods you should eat click here for more information

 

Diabetic Eye Screening

In addition to your diabetic annual check at the practice you will also be invited for a diabetic eye screening appointment in the community each year.  Further information on this is available here