We are trialling a new service to make it easier for patients to access advice and treatment as quickly as possible for minor and acute problems.
Nurse Practitioner (NP) are experienced nurses who, through further education and specialist training, have developed their skills and knowledge in order to offer extended services to patients. While not being a replacement for Doctors, they can provide nursing services that incorporate some aspects of care previously provided by Doctors. Their role is to compliment the role of the GP’s. All Nurse Practitioners are Independent Nurse Prescribers which means they are able to sign their own prescriptions.
The Nurse Practitioner have advanced skills to take a health history, examine, diagnose, treat and if necessary ref patients to hospital.
They are able to provide care and prescribe for patients suffering from minor, but uncomfortable, illnesses or injuries in the clinic Theses operate on Wednesday and Fridays and are joint Nurse Practitioner/ Doctor Service.
Our advanced Nurse Practitioner can see and treat conditions such as:
- Coughs & Colds (Flu like symptoms)
- Urinary symptoms such as cystitis, blood in urine.
Please note this is simply an indicative sample of the most common conditions this list is not exhaustive.
For Mental Health concerns such as anxiety, depression and low mood you will still need to make an appointment with a GP