The Structured Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Programme

The Department of health , HSE and your GP have agreed a wide ranging programme for improving people’s health

Structured chronic disease programme


Annual chronic disease prevention programme


Opportunistic case finding programme

Structured chronic disease programme

The Structured Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Programme aims to prevent and manage patient chronic diseases using a population-approach.

If you have a medical card or a doctor visit card and have been diagnosed with one or more specified chronic diseases you may qualify for this programme

This programme is for patients with

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, heart attack (angina), stroke and irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation)
You must be over 18

The programme allows for regular appointments every year with a practice nurse and your gp to monitor your disease closely

The practice will invite you to join the programme. It is a very successful initiative and is very popular amongst all patients

You will have 2 nurse visits and 2 doctor visits per year to monitor your health

If you feel you should be on the programme please mention it to any of our staff on your next visit

There are 2 other programmes available to you if you have a medical card of dvc card

Annual Chronic Disease Management Prevention Programme (PP)

The practice will invite you to attend for this programme . If you receive a letter please attend . It is a good way to prevent your health condition getting worse

The annual chronic disease management prevention programme is for people who:

  • have a medical card or GP visit card
  • are at high risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes or both
It is for people over 45 yrs of age
The programme is designed so that you and your GP can work together on reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes or both.

The Prevention Programme supports you by providing:

  • an annual review with your GP and practice nurse
  • a review of your medicines
  • a plan to help you manage your risk factors
  • health promotion advice
  • appropriate medical treatment referrals to support services, if needed
  • care in your community, close to your home

3 Opportunistic Case Finding Programme (OCF)

If you are over 45 and have a medical card or a dvc card

The Opportunistic Case Finding Programme aims to identify those at high risk for the Preventive Programme (PP) and those with undiagnosed listed Chronic Disease for the CDM Treatment Programme.

The practice may contact you but if you feel you qualify for this please mention it to any of our staff and we will help you to register for it