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Nurses and Nurse Practitioner

blood_testWe have four practice Nurses and two Healthcare Assistants. Usually patients are seen by appointment.  In addition to the special clinics already listed, they carry out a range of procedures including dressings, ear syringes, blood tests, ECGs, removal of stitches and cervical smears.

We also have a Nurse Practitioner who is able to see and prescribe for a broad range of recent onset, minor illness ranging from earache and rashes through to chest infections and back strains. Our receptionists will be happy to provide a more comprehensive list of the service provided.

Nurse Practitioner Clinics

The Nurse Practitioner is independent of the GPs and trained to both diagnose and treat, with prescriptions if necessary. If she feels that an individual case needs the specific skills of a Doctor then she will pass the case to the appropriate GP. The Nurse Practitioner is able to prescribe within wide but defined limits and surgeries are available every day.

This service will improve the ability of Patients to see the Health Professional of their choice at the earliest possible opportunity.

Clinics

An appointment can be made by telephoning 01202 772540 during surgery hours. As well as usual nursing duties the following topics are covered:

  • Well Person Clinic
  • Heart disease prevention 
  • Menopause Advice
  • Weight control 
  • Family planning 
  • Alcohol advice
  • Diabetic checks 
  • Asthma checks
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Travel immunisations
  • Cervical smear clinics
  • Chlamydia screening   
  • Children’s immunisation clinic 
  • Family planning clinic
  • Asthma management clinic 
  • Wart/Verrucae clinic
  • Diabetes clinic
 
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