If you have one of the following medical conditions we like you to attend for a Birthday MOT once a year.
- Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Kidney problems called 'CKD-4 or CKD-5'
- Heart Disease (Heart attacks, heart failure, angina, atrial fibrillation)
- Peripheral vascular disease (Narrowing of the arteries in your legs or aorta)
- Strokes or TIAs (mini-strokes and you have made a full recovery)
You do not have to wait to be invited for your Birthday MOT, we are always happy for you to book your appointment in the month of your birthday.
We will carry out the following tests
Blood tests Kidneys, liver, thyroid, cholesterol, blood sugar
In order to have accurate blood tests, please make sure you are not dehydrated or thirsty and do not eat meat for 12 hours before the test
Breathing tests To check how healthy your lungs are
Urine test To check how healthy your kidneys are (please bring a clean early morning sample)
Height and weight
We will also ask you about smoking, alcohol and the amount of exercise you take.
If you are due any immunisations, such as a flu jab, boosters or shingles vaccination we will offer these at the same time.
If you have diabetes we will check you are having regular foot and eye checks.
HOW TO BOOK
This is simple. Give us a ring! Please quote BIRTHDAY MOT TESTS when you phone to make your appointment with our Health Care Assistant.
AFTER THE TESTS
The tests results are forward onto our Practice Nurse.
The Health Care Assistant will discuss with you the best way for you to receive your results. For some conditions we will ask that you attend a second appointment with the Practice Nurse who will produce a written plan on how you would like to improve your overall health and manage your long term condition.
You may prefer to receive your results by letter or email (for example if you are feeling fit and well and receiving optimum treatment for your condition). We will ensure that you are fully informed when your next checks are due and what they will be.
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE
For further information about your conditions please visit these NHS Choices web pages; they have many useful tips and videos to help you manage your health.
Lockside also have a library of self-help videos on a range of conditions, which you may find helpful. We recommend you watch these with the people who are close to you as they can also find them informative.
Type 1 Diabetes
If you would like to know more about Type 1 diabetes and how to manage the condition including diet, and the use of insulin
Type 2 Diabetes
If you would like to know more about Type 2 diabetes and how to manage the condition, including diet, treatments, exercise and weight loss.
If you would like to know more about COPD and how to manage this chest condition and how to get fitter. www.medic.video/ntg-copd
Exercise with Lung Disease
If you would like to know more about exercising with lung disease
Many people with a long term condition also experience a lot of pain. This may be helpful
If you would like to know more about how to improve you mental well-being
If you would like to know more about heart failure and how to manage the condition