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Birthday Annual Review

From April 2014 we will be changing the way we manage patients with long term health conditions.      Patients who have conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure will have a single review for all their long term medical problems each year in the month of their birthday .  This will reduce the number of visits patients have to make to have their long term conditions monitored which we hope will be much more convenient.  We would encourage you to contact the practice around the time of your birthday to book a Birthday Review  appointment if this applies to you.

Transferring from the old system to a birthday review system is going to be challenging and may result in some patients being seen earlier or later than they initially expected.  The doctors would like to thank all their patients for their support whilst we are implementing these changes



Community Midwives

The midwife helps with all aspects of pregnancy and labour. The antenatal clinics are held on alternate Tuesdays. Home deliveries and deliveries in the local community hospital’s midwifery-led unit are also undertaken. The midwives run a 24 hour advice line and ‘on-call’ service, and can be contacted on 01278 444517. Breast feeding workshops are held in conjunction with parenting groups.

Community Nurses

The team, led by Lisa Dyment attached to Somerset Bridge Medical Centre providing nursing care at home and in residential settings. The aim of the District Nursing Service is to provide assessments, nursing care, support and health education for both patients and their carers. Nursing care is provided for patients with long and short term illnesses, patients with disabilities, terminal illness and those recently discharged from hospital. The District Nursing team can be contacted by telephoning: 0300 323 0021 or by leaving a message on the answer phone, which the District Nurse Team will answer as soon as they can. So please speak slowly and clearly leaving your name, telephone number, and a brief description of the problem.

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