Nurse Pactitioners are able to issue prescriptions and are capable of dealing with the vast majority of conditions which arise on an urgent basis including:
- acute back and musculoskeletal pains
- urinary tract infections
- vomiting and diarrhoea
- sore throats and tonsillitis
- chest infections
- ear infections
- side-effects or problems relating to contraception.
Nurse Pratitioners can refer to a GP immediately if necessary. Please note that children under two years of age being seen in an emergency surgery must be seen by a GP, so inform the receptionist the age of the child when you call for an emergency appointment for them.
You can also see a Nurse Practitioner for things such as review appointments (as directed by GPs or NPs), diabetes clinic, or blood pressure monitoring and treatment.