Asthma & COPD Clinics
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD) clinics are held Monday and Wednesday evenings although other times are available by arrangement.
The aim of the clinics is to ensure that symptoms and incapacity are reduced to the lowest level possible by ensuring medication is optimized and inhaler technique is satisfactory, using the best device for you. We will check your lung function by peak flow readings or spirometry, if necessary.
Medication, social and psychological aspects of respiratory disease will be discussed and a self management plan decided between patient and nurse in order to increase independence in control of symptoms.
For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients we able to refer to the pulmonary rehabilitation courses at the Hospital. All patients are invited to attend a clinic at least once a year in order to ensure treatment is as beneficial as possible.
We also have leaflets / information regarding various self help groups which may be of interest to patients.
Run on a weekly basis with appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays
(others by arrangement)
All patients with Diabetes Mellitus are invited to attend to ensure they are kept fully informed about their condition and are confident and capable of carrying out their own management programme.
The clinic aims to deal with all aspects of diabetes management, including diet, medication, exercise, psychological and work related issues. We refer patients for eye screening, to dieticians and chiropodists as appropriate.
We work closely with diabetes liaison sisters at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.
Diabetes is on the increase – we also aim to target patients who are ‘at risk’ of developing diabetes with the aim of encouraging self help promotion measures which might prevent or delay the onset of the condition.
Appointments are offered on Wednesdays each week (other days by arrangement).
All patients with known coronary heart disease are invited to attend. Those with angina and those who have had a coronary artery bypass or Angioplasty are also invited to attend.
The aim of the clinic is to ensure that risk factors are minimised in order to help reduce the possibility of further problems. As well as this, emphasis is also placed on patient self management and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Blood pressure and cholesterol levels are monitored and diet and exercise are reviewed and discussed. Medication, psychological and social aspects of the condition are also discussed to enable the patient to be as independent as possible.
We are able to refer to ‘Hale & Hearties’ exercise classes and have close contact with Linda Barratt at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch who holds cardiac rehabilitation classes.
(Mondays) and at Studley Health Centre (Thursdays).
You are free to access the clinic and there is no restriction on where you are registered.
For your convenience and to reduce the risk of cross infection, hand cleansing agents have been provided in the nappy changing area.
We would also ask you to ensure that you take home any soiled nappies as we do not have facilities in the Clinic for safe disposal.