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Clinics & Services

Practice nurses

Nurse clinics run every day both morning and afternoon. We have a Health Care Assistants who works along side the practice nurses.

Nurse Clinics

When booking an appointment for the nurse, Phlebotomist or Health Care Assistant it is important to inform reception of the reason  for the appointment. There are certain things that  specific nurses deal with and the health care assistant does not do the same as the nurses. As appointments are set at 10  minute slots, you may need longer with the nurse for your  consultation so informing reception of your reason will enable them to give you enough time with the nurse or health care assistant. All blood tests will be booked in with the phlebotomist unless stated by another clinician. Patients are asked to only book an appointment for a blood test if you have been asked by a clinician to do so.

The nurses deal with a wide range of conditions or problems and have specific clinics for certain things. The practice nurse can be seen for the following:

  • Smear test
  • Blood tests
  • Annual Birthday Clinics
  • ECG
  • Injections
  • Seasonal flu injections
  • Baby vaccinations
  • Chronic disease management
  • Blood pressure
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Ear syringe
  • Suture removal
  • Dressings

Health Care Assistant

The health care assistant can be seen for the following:

  • Blood pressure
  • New patient health checks
  • Blood tests
  • ECG
  • INRs
  • Seasonal flu injections
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight loss

Nurse Practitioner

If you need to be seen urgently or on the day you will be offered an  appointment with our nurse practitioner. Patients, including children, can be seen by the nurse practitioner for the following:

  • Ears
  • Asthma
  • Cold
  • Throats
  • COPD
  • Eyes
  • Flu
  • Urinary tract
  • Headaches
  • Stomach pains
  • Respiratory tract
  • Aches and pains
  • Breathing problems

 If you are in need of a prescription following your appointment, this will be done in the normal way.

ABC Clinics

man_consultingIf you suffer from one of the following chronic disease then you will be invited by letter for your annual check up, usually in the month of your birthday.

  • Stroke/TIA
  • Diabetes
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • CHD (coronary heart disease)

 
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