News

15th Aug

Polio Immunisation information

At this time we are not yet able to offer the Polio Booster. We will invite children to have a booster as soon as we are in a position to do so. However, we are still offering appointments to any child or adult that is not up to date with all their polio or other age appropriate vaccines. Please check your red book to see what vaccines your child has and hasn’t had. If they are missing any vaccines please call us to book an appointment.

For more information on the vaccine please see our new webpage for patients about Baby & Childhood Vaccinations which has a dedicated page about Polio: https://nclhealthandcare.org.uk/keeping-well/baby-and-childhood-vaccinations/

Medical Review
10th May

Long Term Condition Reviews - A new streamlined process

Our patients with long term health condition/s such as diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma will already be aware that annual review processes at St John’s Way have been disrupted over the last two years due to the demands of coronavirus pandemic.  We truly appreciate your understanding and patience during this period of intense challenge for us and the wider health service.  There has however, been one silver lining, which has been the opportunity for our team to review and streamline our long term review processes in a way that we hope will improve patient experience moving forwards. 

 

How has the LTC Annual Review process changed?

From April 2022 patients with the following long term conditions will be invited for review within the month of their birth.  If you have more than one of these long term condition we will try to group these as far as possible, to streamline your overall number of reviews and reduce unnecessary duplication of tests and checks. 

Asthma COPD Diabetes
     
Non Diabetic Hyperglycaemia (NDH) Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
     
Stroke Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Heart Failure
     
Transient Ischemic Attack Hypertension  
     

 How will this change affect me?

If you have a one or more long term condition please expect to be invited each year around your birthday for review.  You may also be sent a text with a questionnaire in advance of your review so that we can collect information about the control of your condition and your general health.  Responding to these messages will better inform the clinician who undertakes your review – so please try to do so where possible. 

Once completing baseline tests and observations you will then receive a letter summarising your results which we invite you to read and familiarise yourself with in advance of your Part 2 appointment.  We will include a copy of the ideal result parameters to help you judge your progress.  Attached there will also be a short questionnaire which we hope will help our patients to think about the health goals that are most important to them in the coming year.  These goals can then be discussed at your Part 2 appointment with a clinician at the practice.

Our Hope for the New LTC System

We really hope that the new system will provide a better experience for our patients – helping you know when to expect your reviews in the calendar year and giving more control over your results and your overall health condition.   As it is a new process, we will be keen to get your feedback over the coming months and will create opportunities to do so in due course. 

9th May

Flu Vaccinations - who should have it and why

For information on the national flu campaign and to find out if you should have it any why, please click HERE.