Asthma care falls into two areas, newly diagnosed and ongoing help for patients with asthma. Our practice nurses provide the majority of asthma care with support from the doctors. Various tests are performed to make the initial diagnosis and once confirmed, advice regarding medication and lifestyle are offered. Each patient is routinely monitored.
Our approach to diabetic care is initially similar to that of asthma. However, diabetic care tends to be more complex and is therefore monitored more closely with more individual ongoing education about lifestyle. This would include such things as diet, smoking habits and exercise.
Advice on diet and nutrition is offered routinely during consultations. However one to one work in this area is available if appropriate.
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) care falls into two areas, newly diagnosed and ongoing help and advice for patients with heart problems. Our practice nurses provide the majority of this care, supported by the doctors. Various tests are performed to make the initial diagnosis, for example electrocardiograms (ECGs) and blood tests and once confirmed, advice regarding medication and lifestyle are offered. Ongoing monitoring involves a recall system and a personalised treatment plan for each patient.
Help with smoking cessation includes one to one consultations over an average period of twelve weeks. During this time, you will receive advice and support from one of our experienced practice nurses as well as undergoing nicotine replacement therapy. Stopping smoking requires motivation and commitment but the success rate of our patients is well over 50%.
A Well Person consultation can be compared to an Ministry of Transport (MOT) test on a vehicle. In other words, it gives an opportunity for a general health check and includes checks such as blood pressure, height, weight, lifestyle advice and urinalysis. It also gives you, the patient, the chance to bring up any concerns about your general health that you may have.