Checks Clinics

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From the 1st March we introduced our new Check Clinics at the Practice, which are predominantly used for annual review checks.

 As part of our continuous efforts to improve our services to provide better care to our patients, we are launching these new check clinics for all our patients who have chronic diseases like diabetes, COPD, hypertension and heart diseases. 

 Check clinics are a one-stop clinic where you can have all your annual checks done in one visit, for all your chronic diseases including blood tests. 

 For patients whose medical condition is under control 

If your medical condition is under control, the new check clinics may mean that you only have to visit the surgery to complete your annual review in one extended appointment carried out by our health care assistants. 

 For patients whose medical condition is not under control  

For patients whose conditions are not under control following a check clinic appointment, they will need a further follow up on the phone or face-face with a specialist nurse or GP, one of our clinical staff will be able to advise the next stages. 

 When you ring the practice to ask for annual review, please give our care navigators clear information on your pre-existing conditions, so they can book you the appropriate time slot with our healthcare assistants. As a result of this new system, your appointment could be longer than usual. 

 Our care navigators are available to discuss this further should you have any questions.