Over the last few years we have been providing our Practice Nurses with advanced training in chronic disease management. This means that they have extensive knowledge and experience in the management of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma and high blood pressure. If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions, your Doctor will involve the Practice Nurse in your care at the earliest opportunity. We also offer a Specialist Health Clinic for patients with more complex cases.
Once your condition has been stabilised, the Practice Nurse will assume responsibility for the monitoring and routine follow-up of your chronic disease. This will involve you making an appointment to see the Practice Nurse regularly for a review. The Practice Nurse will advise you how frequently you need to be seen and if you need to have any blood tests taking before your appointment. If this monitoring reveals any problems that may require a significant change in therapy, the Practice Nurse will refer you back to your Doctor.
However, if at any time you develop new symptoms that you are concerned about, you should make an appointment to see either the Practice Nurse or your Doctor.