Another busy morning over at Priory Medical Centre, the team have a full coil clinic alongside our normal Saturday morning surgery sessions. We offer pre-booked evening and weekend appointments to ensure working age women have access to important services such as contraception and smear tests. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2024 #InspireInclusion
The diabetes team at Priory Medical Group includes a variety of professionals to ensure you get the best care. Those delivering your diabetes care are Nurses, Heath Care Assistants (HCA), Physician Associates (PA), Pharmacists and GPs.
Invites will be sent out for annual blood tests around the time of your birthday month - this will allow you get your blood test taken at the York Community Stadium drop-in blood taking clinic. The Community Stadium is on Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, YO32 9AF, which has free parking up to two hours. It is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.45pm And the quieter times are between 8am-9.30am Tuesday to Friday. You will need to take a blood form with you to attend. More information about the clinic available on the York Hospital website
If any discussion is needed following your blood test, a clinician may contact you to discuss this or request that you submit an appointment request online.
The Diabetes UK website has plenty of advice with regards to preventing diabetes and general lifestyle tips.
Annual Diabetes Review
Priory Medical Groups annual reviews ensure that you get all aspects of diabetic care in three simple steps:
- Step 1: You will be invited to complete a questionnaire about your lifestyle
- Step 2: Patients that have replied to our questionnaire will be messaged to self-book a foot check with a member of our diabetes team and collect the relevant forms for blood and urine tests from the surgery
- Step 3: A review of all of your diabetes checks, blood tests results and medications (if you are on these). This can be carried out remotely via phone or text and will be dependent on each patient. This review is delivered by a member of our highly trained diabetes team
- Alternative options are available for those unable to complete the above steps
There is more information and advice about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes on the Diabetes UK website.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING GLP1s
GLP-1s are a type of medication for diabetes and weight loss that have become extremely popular in recent months. These medications (e.g OZEMPIC, VICTOZA, RYBELSUS to name a few) have sadly very limited and intermittent stock nationally given the widespread prescribing in both NHS and private sectors.
We were previously switching medications of our patients with diabetes where possible, but as of June 2023 we have had formal confirmation from the Department of Health and Medicines Management Teams that these medications are no longer prescribable and will not be until 2024 onwards.
We apologise for this and understand this may cause some anxiety/worry. If you have concerns regarding your diabetes medications - please contact us to speak to a member of our diabetes team as we have options using other, unaffected, medications that me be of benefit to you.