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Nurse Practitioners

Individual healthcare professionals deal with different problems and roles in General Practice are changing.  Some of the medical problems that, in the past, have been treated by a doctor are now dealt with by highly qualified nurses (Nurse Practitioners).  These members of staff work under the close supervision of our GPs and are able to deal with minor illnesses such as:

  • minor_illnessCoughs & Colds
  • Skin Problems
  • Stomach & Urinary Complaints
  • Chest Infections
  • Ear Infections                                     

Practice Nurses

The Practice Nurse is an important part of the Primary Health Care Team.  Below are some of the many and varied services which are provided:

  • Health Promotion
  • Dietary and lifestyle advice
  • Travel advice and vaccinations
  • Asthma checks
  • diabetes_blood_testDiabetic checks
  • Healthy Heart checks
  • Smoking cessation advice
  • Dressing of wounds and removal of stitches
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease checks

When making an appointment with the nurse, it would be helpful if you could tell the receptionist what it is for.  This will ensure that the correct amount of time is allocated for your appointment.

Health Care Assistants

Supporting our practice nurses we have a team of healthcare assistants.  These members of staff are not nurses, but have been trained to carry out procedures such as:

  • Blood taking
  • New patient health checks
  • ECG recording
  • Blood Pressure checks

 

 

 

 

 
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