We have changed the way we invite our patients with chronic diseases, so that hopefully it will make it easier to know when you will be invited and reduce the number of times we ask you to attend. By chronic disease, we mean Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Stroke monitoring and Heart Disease. Instead of asking you to see the nurse about separate conditions, we will invite you to attend for a nurse appointment each year in the month of your birth for a review of any of these conditions. So, if you suffer from 2 of these conditions, the nurse will review both conditions at the same appointment.
Of course, you are welcome to book appointments if you have any concerns at any other time and the nurse will arrange any follow up you may need before your next routine review.
To distinguish the review invitations from other letters, they will be printed on blue paper. They will list the conditions you need to have reviewed and whether or not you need any blood tests first, or if you need to bring a urine sample.
We hope this will make your review appointment procedure simpler and more effective.