There are three Nurse Practitioners at the practice. They have all been practice nurses who have now taken on extra training and responsibilities. They are able to prescribe drugs for the conditions they are treating you for, and all have gained training and experience in minor illness and injuries. They are part of the duty team in the mornings and have appointments that you can pre-book in the afternoons.
You can book appointments through reception. You can also book telephone consultations with them. They also work with practice nurses in Chronic disease management of diabetes, asthma, COPD, and heart disease.
Our practice nurses are available by appointment Monday to Friday. They can be seen for health checks, general advice and procedures such as ear syringing, blood pressure checks, and removal of stitches, blood tests, dressings, immunisations and ECGs. Our practice nurses also run the following clinics:
- Family Planning
- Child immunisation
- Dietary Advice
- Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
- Travel Advice
- Cervical Smear Tests
They are also able to offer advice and support on other matters, please feel free to consult them directly if you wish.
If you are unsure which appointment you need, please ask the receptionist or ask to speak to a nurse. Please note that children should be accompanied by a parent/guardian when they attend for an appointment.
If you are over the age of 45 it is recommended that you have your blood pressure taken annually.
The practice has two nursing assistants who are not trained nurses but have skills in a variety of clinical areas.
These include blood taking, blood pressure, taking ECG’s, new patient health checks and patient health monitoring.
They are available every week day and you can book an appointment through reception.