Nurse Led Clinic (NLC)
Our Nurse Led Clinic run by Sister Julie Hewitt , Sister Helen McAlinden & Sister Hayley Hopkins.
This Clinic is for patients who need to be seen that day for Minor illness, things such as Flu symptoms, sore throats, urine infections, ear ache, rashes. coughs.
Julie, Helen & Hayley have had extensive additional training to enable them to examine and diagnose minor illnesses and they can offer advice and treatment if necessary.
These appointments can be booked on the day.
The nurses can help you with a range of problems which do not require a doctor. These include health checks, chronic disease management, immunisations, travel advice (and immunisations), cervical smears, dressings, nursing procedures, family planning advice, blood pressure checks, minor injuries and dietary advice. We also employ a health care assistant who can undertake a number of these tasks for the nursing team.
The practice nurses can help you with reviews for conditions as follows:
- Heart Disease (including Angina and Atrial Fibillation)
- Heart Attack
- Circulatory Problems
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Hypertension (raised blood pressure)
- High Cholesterol (on treatment)
If you have any of the above conditions you should be attending for annual review in the month of your birthday. Please telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment.
The nurses can also offer appointments for helping diagnose conditions such as asthma or COPD involving spirometry (lung function tests).
We also offer sexual health advice, repeat contraception, post-coital contraception (morning after pill), HRT repeats, travel advice including; vaccinations, malaria tablets and yellow fever vaccinations*, blood pressure monitoring, minor illness diagnosis and advice, Help2Slim clinics, dietary advice to lose weight and reduce cholesterol.
* some travel health vaccinations attract a fee.