Brook Medical CentreTel: 01782 838355
Smallthorne Site SurgeryTel: 01782 838355
Our Nurse Practitioners work complementary to the doctors in that they are qualified to examine, and treat, patients with minor illnesses and injuries. Usually they can see patients on the same day or offer them professional advice over the telephone.
They are able to provide care and prescribe for patients that are suffering from minor, but uncomfortable, illnesses or injures in the daily 'emergency' clinics. These operate in the mornings and are a joint Doctor/ Nurse Practitioner service.
Nurse Practitioners are qualified to offer help and treatment to patients whose conditions fall within their area of practice.
Examples of the types of problems Nurse Practitioners can advise on and treat are:
acute neck pain
acute back pain
emergency oral contraception
All Nurse Practitioners are Independent Nurse Prescribers which means they are able to sign their own prescriptions.
By seeing patients with less complex problems the Nurse Practitioners are able to:
Our Nursing team of Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses and HCAs offer a wide range of services including health promotion and prevention clinics to facilitate regular management of conditions such as:
It is very important that patients attend specialised clinics, e.g. diabetes, asthma, etc. when requested to do so.
If you have problems or concerns that relate to any of these then you can make an appointment with the appropriate Nurse to discuss it.
Our HCAs are able to provide a range of services including:
The surgery runs regular minor surgery clinics.
Currently the monthy Saturday clinic is being utilised to concentrate on minor surgery. This is enabling more patients to attend and release Gp appointments during the week.
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