Clinics We Offer
The Nurse Practitioners are qualified to diagnose and assess health problems, recommend treatments and prescribe medications. They can provide you with information and advice and, if necessary, refer you to a doctor or other health care professional.
They may be able to help you with such conditions as coughs and colds, “flu-like” illness, sore throats, “tummy bugs”, urinary tract infections, vaginal discharge, head lice, scabies, chest infections, skin conditions, sore eyes, sore ears and other minor illness.
The Practice Nursing Team provides advice on all aspects of health and illness, with a focus on preventative health care. Appointments may be made to see members of the Team for Asthma, Diabetes, Family Planning advice, Cervical Smears, New Patient Registration, Travel advice, Smoking Cessation, Blood Pressure monitoring and routine blood tests.
Members of the Practice Nursing Team also provide emergency contraception.
Treatment Room Nurses
Treatment Room Nurses are responsible for dressings, removal of stitches, injections, BP monitoring, dietary advice and cardiograms. They also take cervical smears, see patients with urinary tract infections and undertake ear syringing by appointment only on patients who have initially been assessed by the GP.
Injuries that occur on the same day, e.g. burns, cuts and eye injuries may be seen.
We offer Specialist Physiotherapy Clinics, for patients with muscular, joint or bone problems. These clinics are held three times a week and are staffed by an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner.
The appointments will be an alternative to a GP appointment.
These appointments are aimed at assessment and forward planning. Assessment may include x-ray or blood-testing if appropriate. Analgesia can be advised or prescribed if required. Should continued treatment be required, then an onward referral to Physiotherapy can be made. If specialist advice is required, then a referral can be made to a specialist hospital clinic.
If you telephone for an appointment for a muscle, bone or joint problem, reception staff will be able to offer an appointment in the Specialist Physiotherapy Clinic.
The Wellbeing Service provides patient-centred care and support: care that treats people as equal partners, focuses on personal outcomes, supports the management of their own health and wellbeing, and recognises the importance of prevention and anticipatory care and support. Through self -management, this service helps adults who are trying to manage social, financial, health and other matters which weight heavily upon them. Please ask your GP or nurse if you wish to be referred to this service.