Minor Illness Clinic
A new service to make it easier for you (patients) to access advice and treatment as quickly as possible for minor and acute problems.
Nurse Practitioners (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 Practitioners have advanced skills to take a health history, examine, diagnose, treat and if necessary refer patients to the hospital. You may be asked to attend the surgery to see the Nurse Practitioner who works alongside the GP. If the Nurse Practitioner feels you need to see the GP, they will arrange for you to be seen.
Our Practice has one nurse practitioner, Joanne Anderson who does the minor illness clinic. she works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner can see and treat conditions such as:
- Coughs & Colds (flu like symptoms)
- Sore throats
- Aches & Pains
- Skin rashes
- Allergic reactions
- Skin infection
- Vaginal discharge
- Urinary symptoms such as cystitis, blood in urine.
- Asthma /chest infections
- Diabetes problems
- Raised blood pressure
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.