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Nurse Practitioner

Our nurse practitioners have  undertaken specialist training to be able to assess and diagnose acute new presenting problems.

The list below includes examples of what our nurse practitioner deals with on a day-to-day basis. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, then you could be offered an appointment with the nurse practitioner:

  • Nurse_BPMinor illness/minor injury
  • Sore throat
  • Possible chest infection
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea and Vomiting
  • Urine disorders/infections
  • Earache
  • Eye infections
  • Skin problems
  • Acute allergies
  • Limb pain – new
  • Cuts and burns
  • Sinusitis/headache
  • Emergency contraception

The nurse practitioner is also an independent prescriber and can prescribe for acute problems. However, she is not able to print and issue prescriptions for repeat or long-term medication.

The nurse practitioner will also arrange tests and investigations if they are required and may sometimes refer you to your Doctor.

 
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