Annual Holistic Review

Annual reviews are changing....

Annual Reviews Following Covid 2021

The Practice is restarting invitations for Annual Reviews and how these are completed will be slightly different. 

We will send you an invitation via SMS or letter, asking you to contact the surgery.

If appropriate we will book you an appointment for a blood test; either at one of our extended access clinics where appointments are available early morning, evenings or weekends (possibly at CRH or Queens Road Surgery), or here at the Surgery.

We will also book you a telephone appointment with an appropriate clinician around a week later, to discuss your blood results and your BP readings.    

If you are able to we will request that you complete and submit 7 days worth of home BP readings prior to your telephone review. You can buy a variety of low-cost monitors so you can test your blood pressure at home. For a list of recommended Home BP monitors please see https://bihsoc.org/bp-monitors/for-home-use/, these are available to buy at local pharmacies or online retailers. It is advisable and often more convenient for patients to test their own BP at home,  producing results which are a better reflection of their blood pressure. 

More information about home blood pressure readings can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/blood-pressure-test/       

Please complete the following form and submit this prior to your telephone review: HOME BP MONITORING FORM (email this to CALCCG.information-kingcross@nhs.net prior to your telephone review).

If you are unable to complete your blood pressure readings at home we can still make arrangements for this at the surgery, following Covid-19 guidance. 

When will I be invited for my Annual Review?

You will now be invited to make an appointment around your birthday month! 

We have recently reviewed when we invite patients for their annual chronic disease reviews so we now aim to see patients in the month of their birthday. We hope that this also helps you to remember when your review takes place. 

From now on we will contact you the month before your birthday as a reminder to book your appointment, as well as arrange to have any blood taken beforehand if needed. 

I've recently had my review, why do I need another?

Some patients may have just had their annual review and feel that another appointment is not necessary. We are aware of this and during this period of transition, the GPs have reviewed patient records and would like these patients to attend an interim appointment, so that future reviews will take place in their birthday month each year. 

What does my Annual Holistic Review include? 

If you have any long term conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypertension for example, these will be reviewed in your appointment. We will also discuss the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and provide diet advice. Lifestyle and diet advice is also available here on our website. 

What is good about this change? 

It will be easier to remember when your Annual Holistic Review is due each year! We will continue to provide excellent care in our appointments in a timely manner. 

For most patients this will be one Annual Holistic Review appointment a year with an appropriately trained clinician however if you have a number of chronic conditions which includes asthma or COPD, you may have to see more than one clinician. Our Service Advisor team will book these for you when you contact us to make your appointment. 



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