The Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse who has received additional University education.
She is able to assess, diagnose and treat patients.
When necessary, and when appropriate will prescribe medication.
Many of the problems dealt with by the Nurse Practitioner may be perceived by patients as requiring a doctor’s input.
We will not ask you to see the Nurse Practitioner unless we feel it appropriate.
The more information you give when arranging appointments the better.
Here is a small list of what the Nurse Practitioner can help you with.
What can the Nurse Practitioner help with?
Missed Contraception Pill
- Abdominal Pain
- Back Pain
- Eye infections
- Skin Infections/Boils
- Implant Fitting
- Contraception – The pill
- Sore throats
- Ongoing colds & coughs
- Chest infections
- Ear infections
- Poorly controlled asthma
- Hay fever
- Skin rashes
- Urine infections
- Thrush / Vaginal discharge
- Diarrhoea / Vomiting
- Stress / Anxiety
- Information and advice on prescribed or over the counter medication