Practice Nurse Led Clinics
Our practice nurses are trained in health education, children's health and immunisation schedules, the prevention and management of long term health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma and other respiratory conditions They can also provide monitoring and management for weight programmes, smoking cessation, and warfarin.
The nurses can perform procedures such as cervical smear taking, wound management and suturing, IV management, ECGs, spirometry, tympanograms and liquid nitrogen application. The nurses can treat simple urinary tract infections in women and can manage sore throats (including throat swabbing for streptococcal sore throats) in any age group.Our nurses also assist with triaging unwell patients at weekends.
Our nurses try and see as many patients as possible prior to appointments with GPs. This gives us an opportunity to ensure we have up to date measurements, such as height, weight, blood pressure and pulse as well as an opportunity to record alcohol and smoking status. The nurse will also arrange urine tests prior to the appointment, if needed, making our processes more efficient.