Annual Reviews via eConsult
We have now developed a new process for some of our patients to have an annual review remotely. This involves filling in an online questionnaire which will be sent to the surgery and processed by one of our nurses. If you have provided enough information then hopefully they will be able to do this remotely and you won't need to be contacted, however they may have some queries so please ensure you include the correct phone number for us to contact you.
After submitting the eConsult you should receive an email confirmation from the Practice to say that we have received your eConsult but it may take a few weeks to process.
You can complete the online questionnaire if you haven't received an invite to do so, however you may still need to be seen if you are on certain medications or have other conditions.
If you would like to make use of this option you will need a home blood pressure machine. You can find a list of validated home blood pressure machines here - local pharmacies usually have the Omron M2 in stock.
To complete this review you will need to have taken some home blood pressure (BP) monitor readings - please take 3 BP measurements, 1 minute apart, and record the lowest result of the second or third reading. If you don't have access to a home blood pressure monitor you can buy these either at a local pharmacy or online, they are not too expensive. If this is difficult for you please contact the surgery and we will arrange a review as normal at the surgery. To complete - click on the title "Blood Pressure", above.
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Your annual contraceptive review is a great opportunity to review your contraceptive choice going forward. Did you know that long acting reversible contraceptives such as the coil or implant are more than 99% effective (more so than the pill)? If you want to read more please click here or contact the surgery if you would like to discuss your options with a doctor. Otherwise please complete the questionnaire to continue your pill - click here to access the questionnaire
If you are on the combined pill (two hormones) we will need a blood pressure reading, height and weight to do your review remotely. If you don't have access to a home blood pressure monitor you can buy these either at a local pharmacy or online, they are not too expensive. Some pharmacies may also be able to check your blood pressure for you. If this is difficult for you please contact the surgery and we will arrange a pill review as normal at the surgery to complete the annual review.