Long Term Conditions

Specialist nurse-led appointments are available for patients with:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD
  • Heart problems including coronary heart disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation
  • History of previous Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Regular monitoring of these conditions is important to maintain health and to make sure your medicines are working well for you.

You will be invited to attend for an annual review around the time of your birthday, and you may be seen at other times for ongoing management of your condition.

You might also find these self-help tools useful:

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos/ for advice on how to use your inhaler if you have one

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/complications/feet/touch-the-toes for how to examine your feet if you have diabetes

  • Patients with Dementia will have an annual review with the GP
  • Patients with Learning Disabilities will have an annual review with both the GP and the nurse

If you have type 2 Diabetes, be sure to take advantage of the DESMOND programme that helps to turn you into an expert on how to manage your condition.

DESMOND stands for Diabetes Education and Self -Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed

  • It’s a way of finding out more about Type 2 Diabetes
  • It’s a resource to help you manage the changes diabetes will bring to your life
  • It’s an opportunity to meet and share experiences with others

Course Duration: 9.30 to 4.30pm (to include breaks), plus a mixture of half day sessions and occasional Saturdays. To book a place Tel:  (01772) 777620 or

email: [email protected]

Locations in Blackpool

Moor Park Health & Leisure Centre, Bristol Avenue, Blackpool,  FY2 0JG

Whitegate Drive Health Centre, 150 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9ES

South Shore PCC, Lytham Road Blackpool FY4 1TJ

Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, Barlow Crescent off West Park Drive, Blackpool,  FY3 9EQ  ** New Venue for 2018**

Curriculum basis for the day covers:

  • Introduction and housekeeping
  • The Participants Story
  • Type 2 Diabetes and Glucose
  • Managing Blood Glucose
  • Food Choices: Glycaemia and Insulin Resistance

Reflections so far

  • Long term effects of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Physical Activity
  • Food Choices – Focus on fats
  • Diabetes Self-management Plan
  • Questions and future care

Further information on Desmond can be found on the Lancashire Care website at : https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/desmond