Year of Care
From the beginning of April 2016 we will be implementing the Year of Care approach to the management of Long Term Conditions (LTC). This follows the principles below
- LTC’s (typically diabetes, heart and stroke disease) that require blood tests will be sent an initial appointment with Trish, our Health Care Assistant
- Helen will then send the results of the blood tests along with a Practice Nurse review appointment with Gaynor or Dalia a couple of weeks later
- LTC’s (typically asthma and COPD) that do not require routine annual blood tests will simply be invited for a Practice Nurse review appointment with Gaynor or Dalia
- Patients with multiple LTC’s are invited for longer nurse review appointments to enable the practice nurses to complete a full review of all existing long term conditions.