Annual Patient Review – IMPORTANT NEWS

Annual Patient Review

Change to reviews at Paston Surgery

From April 2023, we will be launching a new process for reviewing our patients.

The aim is to have an Annual Patient Review that will look at the medication you are taking and any Long Term Conditions you may have e.g.  Diabetes, Heart conditions, Asthma and COPD.

Annual Patient Reviews will take place during your birth month so if you were born in July, your annual review will be completed during July each year. The aim of the new process is to improve our review system and for you to have fewer, but more detailed, appointments to discuss your health.

During the first year of this new process, some patients will have another review fairly soon after having had one, while others will wait a bit longer than usual. After the first year it will settle down to your birth month.

An Initial Review will usually be completed by our Healthcare Assistant (HCA). During this appointment, any needed blood tests, other diagnostic tests and physical checks will be made. You will also be asked questions that are relevant to your condition(s). A follow-up appointment will be booked within a couple of weeks with a Nurse or Advanced Nurse Practitioner. They will go through the results and anything else that is relevant with you. This appointment may be face to face or by telephone. Should a GP need to discuss anything with you, that will be arranged.

For more details and some answers to FAQs, please visit our website /annual-patient-review/ or call by the Practice for a leaflet (large print also available).

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding while the new process is implemented.