New Process for Annual Chronic Disease & Medication Reviews
For those of our patients who are invited every year to attend for an Annual Chronic Disease Review for conditions such as : Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension and Mental Health, we are changing the way we invite our patients. You will now be invited to attend the practice in your birthday month so your review date may be earlier than you expect this year. For your Annual Reviews, no matter how many conditions you have, you will be invited to an initial surgery appointment and second follow up appointment(s) that may be in the surgery or on the telephone, depending on what is needed, within the same month. As this process is a new, more streamlined approach it will take some time for us to get this all running as it should. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year we are only just starting to see patients again for Annual Reviews so invitations are only just starting to be sent out. Therefore, for this year, you may be invited before OR after your birthday month so that we make sure everyone gets an invitation to be seen before the end of March 2021.
The process for the Annual Medication Review will also be changing. If your medication requires an annual blood test, you will be sent (by email or post) the form prior to the review, for you to have taken at St Albans City Hospital. If you also require an Annual Chronic Disease Review, your blood test can be taken at the initial appointment as detailed above. Once you have had any necessary blood tests, you will be booked a telephone appointment with one of our pharmacists or GPs for your Medical Review Appointment.