North Beverley Medical Centre
Off Woodall Way
Telephone: 01482 882546
Medical Emergencies dial 999
Out of Hours: dial 111
Surgery Opening Times
Monday 08.00 to 18.00
Tuesday 08.00 to 20.00
Wednesday 08.00 to 18.00
Thursday 08.00 to 18.00
Friday 08.00 to 18.00
Phone lines open from 8am to 6pm
Practice Nurse Wendy Charles leads this service. She runs the regular checks required by diabetic patients.
We operate a call and recall system for patients on our diabetes register. The specialist clinic is run with oversight by the doctor and trained nurses. Our service aim is to control the patient's diabetes. Access to associated services - includes chiropody and a retinal screening programme .
Patients who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes attend a clinic at the hospital, whilst patients with type 2 diabetes may attend either the practice clinic or the hospital clinic - or both. Regardless, both hospital and practice clinics provide all reviews and routine care.
Patients who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes attend a clinic at the hospital, whilst patients with type 2 diabetes may attend either the practice clinic or the hospital clinic - or both. Regardless, both hospital and practice clinics provide all reviews and routine care.LOWER LIMB WOUNDS SERVICE
Video by Diabetes UK
Video by Diabetes UK.
We conduct physical examinations in our diabetes clinic. This includes height & weight checks. This allows calculation of body mass index (BMI). This should be between 20 and 25. We also check blood pressure. Whilst a normal BP would be considered 120/80 mmHg, patients are advised of a target for their individual situation.
Foot examinations are conducted to check skin and sensation. Eyes are checked by digital retinal photography. A special unit visits the practice so patients can be seen at their own surgery where that is where they are being monitored. Patients are asked to look at a reading chart and drops are inserted into the eye to enlarge pupils. The effect of the drops can last up to two hours so it is unsafe to drive until the effect of the drops has worn off. Where a patient is on insulin, the site of the injections is checked.
From time to time, laboratory tests are undertaken - including haemaglobin HbA1c monitioring. This allows diabetes control to be monitored. Creatinine and eGFR are also checked to see how well kidneys are performing. A lipid profile is also obtained. Liver function tests are also undertaken to monitor fat deposition and ensure that this is not upsetting the liver. Urine samples allow microalbumin to be monitored so that complications of diabetes can be avoided. Where possible, tests are undetaken before appointments so that the results are available at the review where general well-being, current treatment, diabetes control and any problems arising are dicsussed. Referrals to podiatrist or dietitian are also considered, where required. Details of diabetes clinics can be obtained from our reception.