Chronic Diseases & Contraception

Diabetes

Lead Nurse: Caroline Welch

All patients will be invited for an annual review, preferably during their birthday month:

1st appointment – with a Health Care Assistant for blood test and check of weight, height, blood pressure and urine.

2nd appointment (2 weeks later) – review blood results, foot check and review plan of care.

Useful Links:

Diabetes UK

High Blood Pressure (BP) / Hypertension

Please note: we now have an automated blood pressure meter located in the Lister House Surgery Waiting Room for the convenience and use of all patients. Instructions for use are located near the machine, but if you need guidance or advice please speak with a member of the Reception team who will be more than happy to help you.

Asthma

Lead Nurse: Olivia Morrissey

Yearly review for adults and 6 monthly for children.

Patients will be invited for an annual review, preferably during their birthday month

Asthma uk

COPD

Lead Nurse: Olivia Morrissey

6 monthly or annual reviews.

British Lung Foundation – COPD

Contraception

Services offered at the Surgery:

Coil insertion or renewal: request coil clinic appointment

Implant insertion or change: request coil clinic appointment

Contraceptive pill review: request Practice Nurse appointment

Depo Provera injection: request Practice Nurse appointment

Change of contraceptive pill (or first prescription): request GP appointment

HRT review: request GP appointment

Useful websites:

Guide to contraception

Somerset-Wide Integrated Sexual Health Services (SWISH)

NHS staff, patients and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings, unless they are exempt.

Please help us reduce the risk of infection for our staff and patients by following this guidance.