Lambert Medical Centre

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Chronic disease clinics

COPD Clinics

If you suffer from COPD you will be invited to an annual review. Please bring your inhalers to this 20 minute appointment where the Nurse will:

  • Discuss any symptoms you are experiencing and their impact on you-please complete & bring the CAT test form which should be supplied to you on invitation to this appointment
  • Perform a breathing test and check your oxygen levels
  • Review your Inhaler technique-please bring your inhalers to the appointment.
  • Give advice about your treatment/inhalers and make any appropriate changes
  • Advise on signs to monitor which may signal a chest infection & the appropriate action to take
  • Ensure the one-off Pneumonia vaccine has been offered
  • Ensure the annual Flu vaccination has been offered
  • Offer lung exercise classes (Pulmonary rehabilitation) as/if appropriate

Stroke Review

A stroke review is an appointment with a Practice Nurse once a year to review your condition. They will monitor your current health status and discuss options to keep you as healthy as possible. In a stroke review you will have your height and weight measured, have your Blood Pressure measured and the Nurse will take some blood. The Nurse will also discuss any medication you may be on.

Heart Disease Review

In a 20 minute Coronary Heart Disease review you will have your height and weight measured, have your Blood Pressure measured and the Nurse will take some blood. The Nurse will also discuss any medication you may be on, also diet and exercise.

Asthma clinics

Asthma patients will receive an annual review. This may be over the phone or on collecting medications from the Pharmacy. There is also a form via the website which can be submitted to include the details for your asthma check. Some patients may be invited to the surgery for an appointment

At your annual review the nurse will:

  • Discuss any symptoms you are having and their impact on you
  • Review your treatment and Inhaler technique – please bring your inhalers with you to the appointment
  • Perform a quick blow test called a ‘peak flow’
  • Provide advice & support with stopping smoking as required
  • Ensure the annual Flu vaccination has been offered
  • Discuss & consider the one-off Pneumonia vaccine if appropriate
  • Provide you with a personal self-management plan

Diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes you will have an annual review once a year. This is a 20 minute appointment with one of our specialist Diabetic nurses. You will be asked to have blood tests and bring in urine sample the week before with the Health Care Assistants. The results of these tests will then be discussed in your appointment.

The Nurse will also discuss your diet, medication, perform a foot check and ensure you have had your annual eye screening.

Six months after your annual review you will be asked to come in for a 10 minute blood appointment to monitor your sugar levels. The Diabetic nurse will review these results and you can phone up after three working days for the results.

For more information about your condition including pre-diabetes, Type1 and Type 2 please visit https://www.diabetes.co.uk/

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