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Abbey House Surgery
Golding Close, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4FE
Monksfield Surgery
Wimborne Place, Daventry, Northants, NN11 0XZ

Opening Times

Abbey House Surgery
Mon, Tues & Thurs:
8.00am - 8.05pm
Wed & Fri:
8.00am - 6.30pm

Monksfield Surgery
Mon - Fri:
8.00am - 6.00pm

Long Term Conditions

Asthma

Asthma remains a serious illness and if you are at all concerned that your asthma is getting worse you should ask for an emergency appointment with your doctor or nurse. Please make it clear to the Telephone Triage Administrators that you are asthmatic when you phone.

Our practice nurses have specialist asthma qualifications. They run clinics in order that asthma may be assessed, advice offered, queries answered and correct treatment ensured.

Patients on asthma medication should be seen at least once a year in the asthma clinic for a check up with the nurse.

The following factsheets, available from Patient UK give information and advice on a variety of asthma related topics:

What is asthma; who does it affect?

Management of Adult Asthma

Management of Childhood Asthma

Medicines inside inhalers; types of inhaler devices

Peak Flow Meter

Further information:

NHS Direct Index of conditions

Asthma UK - an independent UK charity dedicated to conquering asthma.  It funds research, offers help and advice, and campaigns for a better deal for people with asthma

Asthma UK - All about Asthma

For information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Cardiac Monitoring

We offer an annual appointment to patients with established heart disease.

The purpose of this clinic is to support you in managing your heart condition and to ensure that the quality of your health remains at its best. It has been proven that correct management of people with cardiovascular disease will reduce the risks of death, heart attacks and admission to hospital.

At the clinic we will review risk factors, discuss lifestyle changes, review medications and arm you with the knowledge you need to manage your condition.

Prior to your appointment you will need to have a blood test. This will mean that your cholesterol and other blood tests will be available for discussion at the clinic.

For further information

If you are interested in accessing further information on heart disease and how to manage it the British Heart Foundation  offers a wealth of information to help you.

Cardiac Risk Calculator - This will help you to calculate your risk of heart disease, but cannot be used if you have already had a cardiac event (Heart attack/Stroke)

COPD - How we can help

We like to see all our patients who have been diagnosed with COPD at least yearly.   Depending on the severity of your diagnosis we may invite you to come to the clinic more often in order to ensure we give you the care you require. 

External Links

You can find out more by following the links below:  

The British Lung Foundation

BBC health website

British Thoracic Society  - good detailed leaflet to download.

Diabetes

Our aim is to provide a service that encourages partnership in decision-making, supports you in managing your diabetes, prevent the development of complications, optimise the treatment of diabetes and helps you to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Keeping healthy

To keep well and healthy, everyone with diabetes needs good and regular healthcare.  The early detection, treatment and continued control of your diabetes is very important as this will reduce your chances of developing the complications linked to diabetes.

Diabetes is a long-term condition caused by too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus.

There are two main types of diabetes, which are explained below:

  • type 1 diabetes
  • type 2 diabetes

Normally, the amount of sugar in the blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland behind the stomach. When food is digested and enters your bloodstream, insulin moves any glucose out of the blood and into cells, where it is broken down to produce energy.

However, in people with diabetes, the body is unable to break down glucose into energy. This is because there is either not enough insulin to move the glucose, or because the insulin that is there does not work properly.

Our specialist diabetes team will provide you wilth support, regular reviews and the day-to-day care of your needs.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Diabetes UK 

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

Videos from NHS Choices

Parents describe how they deal with a diabetic child including daily routines such as insulin injections and how children can life live to the full.

 

Chandler Bennet was diagnosed with Diabetes 1 in 2004. She explains what effect the diagnosis has on her life and the life of her family and friends

 

A consultant ophthalmologist describes how diabetes can affect your vision and the possible treatments.