Chronic Disease Clinics
We have introduced an annual review recall process. We hope the process is more efficient and less time consuming for patients. Unfortunately this is currently suspended due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
We want to give our patients with Long Term Conditions the best outcomes and guidance that we can. To do this we need to ensure that we have an organised process or reviewing our patients on at least an annual basis.
This review process provides a better way of reviewing patient’s needs, especially for patients who may have more than one Long Term Condition.
A Long term condition includes illnesses such as:-
- respiratory disease
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- high blood pressure
- rheumatoid arthritis
- mental health problems
- other long term health issues that affect the health or lifestyle of a patient
These conditions require an annual review to ensure that the condition is being managed appropriately (by you the patient and also by us as your healthcare provider), identify any problems or concerns and ensure patients are confident to deal with their condition between reviews.
Why are they important?
It is essential to monitor long term conditions and if the need arises take appropriate steps to look them as best we can. It is also an opportunity to review treatments and answer any questions you about the long term condition you may have.