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Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme - The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.  All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.  You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months. The NHS are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.  You can also attend a local walk in clinic - click on this link to see the latest clinic venues and times.  

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.  All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.  In terms of any planned appointments with the doctors, nurses and other clinical staff at the surgery, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

Chronic Disease Management Clinics

Our Practice Nurses and our Assistant Practitioner clinic reviews for patients with chronic diseases.

Asthma Reviews

Patients with asthma will be invited to attend a review at least once a year to review their asthma.  Sister Rachel Barrett runs these clinic reviews.  It is important that patients with asthma attend these reviews so that we can help those patients manage their condition, review their medication and provides the patient with the knowledge and understanding on how to help prevent an attack.  Sister Barrett will review a patient's inhaler technique, carry out checks to understand how controlled a patient's asthma is and work with the patient to complete an asthma action plan.

Sister Barrett adapts her reviews for children and has a lot of useful material which can be used to get children to gain an understanding on their condition and provides parent(s) or guardian(s) on information on how they can help manage their child's asthma. 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Reviews

Patients with COPD will be invited to attend a review at least once a year to review their asthma.  Sister Rachel Barrett runs these clinic reviews.  It is important that patients with COPD attend these reviews so that we can help those patients manage their condition, review their medication and provides the patient with the knowledge and understanding on how to help prevent a "flare up" on their condition.  Sister Barrett will review a patient's inhaler technique, carry out checks to understand how controlled a patient's COPD is and will provide the patient with a self-management plan and where necessary provide a prescription for some standby "rescue" medication to have at home in case of a "flare up" and what to do in this situation.

Diabetes Reviews

Patients with diabetes will be invited for a review at least evey 6 months.  Sister Catherine Else runs these clinic reviews.  During the reviews, the nurse will carry out necessary health checks to understand how controlled a patient's diabetes is and where necessary to review any medication to improve control.

Heart Failure Reviews

Patients with Heart Failure will be invited for a review at least once a year.  Our Practice Nurses and our Assistant Practitioner can carry out these reviews.  During the review, any necessary health checks will be carried out and a self-management plan will be given to each patient.

Chronic Heart Disease (CHD), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Stroke and Hypertension Reviews

Patients will the above conditions will be invited for a review at least once a tear.  Our Practice Nurses will carry out these clinic reviews.  During the review, all necessary health checks will be carried out and any medication will be reviewed.

 

 
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