Long Term Condition Annual Review Invite System
We will now be inviting patients for their Annual Reviews by birth month.
Each year we invite in over 4,000 patients for an annual chronic illness review. These are for a range of conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Cardiovascular/heart disease (including high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, peripheral arterial disease and atrial fibrillation)
- Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIAs which are commonly referred to as ‘mini strokes’)
- Respiratory diseases (including asthma and COPD)
- Mental health
- Rheumatoid arthritis
We are hoping to provide a more efficient service that includes a reminder for our patients when their annual review is due. Analysis has shown that having an annual review in the month of your birthday has worked well and with this in mind the practice has decided to transition to this recall system over the next 12 months starting from 1st April 2021.
We have traditionally used letters to remind patients that their annual reviews are due. We are now encouraging our staff to send text messages in the first instance as they are both environmentally friendly and data secure. If you do not wish to receive correspondence this way, please let us know as we can update your records to stop this. For the patients who do not have access to text messaging we will communicate via telephone or revert to mailing out a letter. We therefore ask that all patients inform us when their contact details change, so that we can update their records and contact preferences.
In addition to us changing the way we contact patients we are also trying to update the methods we use for patients to contact us. Our preference is for patients to fill out the online form on the practice website specially created for annual reviews so that you can let us know when you are available. From there we can arrange the various appointments needed to review your conditions. Carers are welcome to support you with your review.
Thank you for supporting us with these changes, we hope this ensures all patients have a regular yearly check-up which will include any changes needed to your medication.
If you have been asked to complete a Long Term Conditions Annual Review please complete our Long Term Conditions Annual Review Form.