The Diabetic Service at Lavant Road Surgery will be changing from October 2014 to a Multi-Disciplinary approach which will include a GP, Nurse and Health Care Assistant, the sessions will be run on a Thursday and Friday. If you find that you are unable to attend at these specified times, please speak with a member of the Reception Team.
In addition, the Community Specialist Diabetes Team, who can help with complex cases, will be working alongside the Practice Diabetic Team on a bi-monthly basis
It is important to note that hospital-based diabetic clinics have moved away from full annual checks to a problem-solving approach. Therefore, even if you have been to a hospital clinic for an annual review, they are unlikely to have performed the complete range of tests that are recommended for annual follow-up. We very strongly encourage you to come to the annual check regardless of whether you have been seen in hospital.
Our practice team are always at hand to help you manage your diabetes effectively.
If appropriate, we will send written invitations to patients to attend an annual checkup. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend an appointment we would very much appreciate you contacting the surgery to cancel or re-arrange the appointment. Other patients may benefit from the released appointment.