Our nurse practitioner is a nurse prescriber who provides a service as the first point of contact for patients with new problems. She also advises, supports and counsels patients on health and social matters relating to their health and wellbeing.
Our highly trained and qualified practice nurses work very closely with the doctors and are trained to do a wide range of procedures and tests. These include:
Family Planning Clinic:
- Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 with GP
- Contraceptive advice,
- Follow up pills and injections,
- Coil checks,
- follow up on HRT,
- Cervical smears
Well Women Clinic:
Smoking Cessation Clinic: - Please note: This Clinic is temporarily unavailable.
- Smoking - The single largest preventable cause of ill health in the country, a major cause of cancer, bronchitis and heart disease. Make an appointment with the nurse to discuss how we can help you.
- This clinic is run by nurses.
- The first appointment will be a 20 minute appointment, for assessment of your smoking habits and needs with regard to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and Champix.
- Following assessment, there needs to be a commitment from the patient to attend for four consecutive weeks so that progress can be reviewed and carbon monoxide readings can be taken.
- If a patient deviates from the programme another session will not be offered for 6 months.
Well Person's Clinic:
- No need to be unwell, just come along to see one of our nurses who will give you a basic health check.
There are emergency slots available to see nurses who can advise and treat:
- minor ailments
- chronic disease, such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension (blood pressure) and viral infections.
- Please ask for an appointment at Reception.
- The nurses are now providing health checks for patients between the ages of 40-74 years who are not already known to have heart disease or diabetes.
You qualify for an NHS flu jab if you are 65 or over, or if you have any of the following problems:
- Heart disease
- Asthma (on inhaled steroids)
- Kidney failure
- Any condition requiring steroids or cancer treatment
- You are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person
- Chronic bronchitis
- Respiratory disease making you short of breath
- Multiple sclerosis or hereditary and degenerative diseases of the Central Nervous System
- Suffered a stroke
Anti-pneumonia jab In addition, if you are aged 65 or over or are in one of the 'at risk' groups outlined above you should have an anti-pneumonia jab. If you have not had an anti-pneumonia vaccination please ask the nurse about this.
To check if you qualify for a Shingles vaccination please click here