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Nurse Practitioners

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are trained in clinical assessment and are able to prescribe independently to take away some of the burden from the doctors'. They run Minor Illness clinics which should allow doctors' more time to deal with patients' that are managed in general practice.

They can see and treat patients' with a number of problems including the following condtions -

  • CHEST AND RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
  • ASTHMA
  • COPD
  • TONSILLITIS
  • SORE THROATS
  • EAR ACHE
  • EAR DISCHARGE
  • SINUSITIS
  • SICKNESS AND/OR DIARRHOEA

Nurses

Practice Nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
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