The practice nurses can deal with many minor illnesses and are happy to provide telephone advice and consultations. They perform the majority of the cervical smears in the practice. They can also treat cystitis, advise on common childhood illnesses and minor injuries. If in doubt, please ask for their advice. They generally have ‘same day’ appointments. They will involve the GP if necessary.
All the nurses also take a very active role in Health Promotion. They all provide cervical smears, dietary advice, travel advice, contraceptive advice, blood pressure checks, well person checks and teenage health advice, along with dressings and wound care and immunizations.
In addition, certain nurses have special areas of interest: