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Care and support planning

**The Year of Care System is paused due to the shortage in blood bottles.  We are aiming to ensure any urgent patients requiring regular bloods are a priority.**

We provide a Year of Care annual recall system to support people who have long term conditions.  This aims to give you the opportunity to get more out of your annual review appointments by reorganising the way things happen and giving you more information before you see your nurse or doctor. It should help you to talk about:

Who is it for?
Anyone with a long term condition like diabetes for example

Why change things?
It will help both you and the doctor or nurse make the best use of the time you have in your care and support planning appointment. All the important tests and results needed at your appointment will be available to you before the appointment as well as an opportunity to think through what questions you want to ask and identify your key concerns which you want to talk about.

What does this mean for me?
This means that your care and support planning review will usually take place over two separate appointments and you will have time to think about what you want to get out of these visits.

What happens at the first appointment?
At the first appointment you will be asked to attend the surgery to have any checks or tests (e.g. blood tests, breathing tests) done with a healthcare assistant. The healthcare assistant will book your next appointment which will be with a doctor or nurse.

What happens next?
Your test results from this appointment will be sent to you with an explanation of what they mean. There will also be a space on the letter for you to make notes along with the details for your next appointment and who you will be seeing. This will give you a chance to think about what you would like to talk about at your care and support planning appointment. It`s helpful if you bring this letter with you.

What happens at the care and support planning appointment?
At your care and support planning appointment you will be able to ask questions and talk about what’s important to you and your doctor or nurse will raise any issues they are concerned about. Once you both agree on one or two main things to work on, you will get the chance to work out a plan and identify any support you need to help you look after your health.

Family planning and contraception

We offer confidential contraceptive and family planning advice and services during normal surgery hours.

This includes the fitting of contraceptive devices (coils), condom information and pre-conception advice.

Muskuloskeletal Clinics (MSK)

You can be offered a face to face or telephone appointment with a First Contact Physiotherapist in the surgery for all muskuloskeletal injuries or conditions.

Minor operations

We can remove small lumps and bumps and give injections. Please make an appointment to see a doctor to discuss this

Travel immunisations

We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. Please arrange an appointment with the practice nurse for any advice about travel health. Ideally, appointments should be made eight weeks prior to travel or three months if you are backpacking. Please collect a travel form from the surgery or download from the link below and hand the completed form into the surgery. Some vaccinations are available on the NHS, however some vaccinations for overseas travel are not paid for by the NHS.

Private medicals

For any private medical examinations for insurance/employment purposes, please contact reception to arrange an appointment. A fee will be charged as these do not come under NHS terms of service. 

Mental Health Worker

Offering face to face and telephone appointments for a range of Mental Health issues.

Year of Care

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