Nurse Practitioner Minor Illness Clinic
Nurse Practitioners have extensive experience in managing and treating Minor Illness, they can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis, provide treatment and advice, including giving you a prescription if required.
Nurse Practitioners can make referrals to hospital, other health care professionals and admit patients to hospital in an emergency if necessary, they are also able to order blood tests and X-rays.
Nurse Practitioners cannot sign sick notes; however they can make arrangements for one to be signed for you.
You do not always need to see a Doctor, if the Nurse Practitioner considers you require a Doctor’s opinion, you will be able to see the Doctor.
If you have one of the following problems the Nurse Practitioner will be able to help you.
Childhood Illness’ (Mumps, Chicken Pox, Measles)
Cough, Cold, Chest Infection
Diarrhoea and Vomiting
Joint Injuries/Sprains/Musculoskeletal Aches and Pains
Minor Head Injury
Scalds and Burns
The Nurse Practitioner will NOT see
Babies under 1year old
Pregnancy related problems
Chronic ongoing health problems