Clinics are available for anyone who has had a heart problem (e.g. has had a heart attack, surgery or has angina) or blood pressure problem. The aim is to prevent any further complications from the condition. Patients are invited to attend a six-monthly or annual checkup as appropriate. We monitor weight, cholesterol levels and blood pressure along with other factors such as exercise, smoking and alcohol intake.
The clinic is also an opportunity to assess people who have borderline blood pressures to help make the decision as to whether they should take any medication. Patients taking medication will usually have their blood pressure measured six-monthly along with the annual check. Ample opportunity is given to discuss medication.
Our clinics are held at various times throughout the week. Please telephone the surgery to make an appointment with Chronic Disease specialist, Julie Barnes.
If appropriate we will send written invitations to patients to attend a six-monthly or annual checkup. If for any reason you are unable to attend an appointment, we would very much appreciate you contacting the surgery to cancel or re-arrange the appointment. Other patients may benefit from the released appointment.