Long Term Condition reviews
One of our key priorities during the Covid-19 outbreak is to keep people out of hospital, wherever possible, and to minimise the risk of virus transmission.
For people with long term conditions – such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease – it is vital that we keep giving them the support they need, whilst avoiding face-to-face appointments as much as possible.
Here’s what we’re doing for patients with Long Term Conditions
- We’re contacting you via text message, phone or letter
- We’re contacting you in order of priority
- Shielded patients, then other patients with long term conditions which are difficult to manage
- Your regular reviews will be done by telephone
- You will not be having your review on your birthday month, as before.
- If a face-to-face appointment is required, it will be done safely in surgery with staff in full protective clothing,
- Clinics to carry out further reviews will also be scheduled later this year
- More self-care equipment and advice is being offered, so patients can monitor their own conditions at home with our support.
- Results can be sent in from home blood pressure monitors, for example, so we can keep an eye on your condition.
- More video consultations are also being held with patients
- More drive through clinics are being scheduled.