Normal procedure in the Practice is for patients with certain specific long term conditions (such as asthma or COPD, heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy etc.) to receive an invite from the practice to make a review appointment with one of our Practice Nursing Team, usually around their birthday (so that the invites are spread throughout the year).
These invites were delayed at the start of the pandemic, which we later caught up with, but they have been delayed again recently due to the amount of work we needed to put into the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
We are in a time between the administering of dose 1 and dose 2 for those patients who are receiving the vaccine from the Practice and we are again trying to catch up with some of the backlog while we can.
So if you are used to having received your invite letter or text by now, please know that we haven’t forgotten you, and we will try to get to everyone as soon as we can.
In the meantime, as ever, if you are experiencing worsening symptoms or have other concerns outside your birthday month review please call the practice from 8am to book a telephone review with your GP or PN to discuss them.