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Annual Health Checks and House of Care

Patients with a long term conditions will be invited for an annual health check.

House of Care

Crail Medical Practice are committed to providing a person centred approach to health care.  The house of care framework gives patient the information and confidence to take control of their long term conditions.  Enabling them to make informed decisions about their care and self management.  The programme focuses on the conditions below, However we are keen to provide a more holistic approach to care and support.

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke/TIA

How things will work now:

Annual checks:-  You will have two 20 minute appointments approximately two weeks apart. At the first appointment you will have your annual checks taken such as weight, blood pressure and blood tests. 

The initial appointment will be with the Health care assistant and the second appointment should be with the practice nurse.

Sharing information The results of your tests will then be shared with you because it is important that you have the same information as the person who sees you for your condition. These will be sent to you in a booklet prior to your care planning appointment. Having the results before your appointment will help you think about what they mean to you and what you might like to discuss during your appointment.

At your Annual Care planning appointment (second appointment) you will be able to discuss your results, other things that are important to you and what you would like to do to manage your condition over the coming year.  Please remember to bring your results with you on the day.

We also invite all patients who have other health conditions for a health check each year.

  • High Blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Gout
  • Severe mental health problems

Patients will be offered an appointment with the Health care assistant or Practice nurse for review.

Care and support planning provides a new approach to care. It moves away from the Health care professional advising the patient on how to manage their health. It promotes a more collaborative partnership between the patient and the healthcare professional contributing equally.