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Online Patient Access for booking GP appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions through the surgery website:  due to technical difficulties, it will not be possible to provide online appointment access from May, 2016 as previously indicated.  Until further notice, no new registrations will be accepted for this service.  Please note that this will not affect the online repeat prescription service due to start in May 2016.

 

 

 

Nurse Practitioners

Sister Sharon Heggie (f)

Nurse Practitioners can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may have seen a doctor in the past. Their main area of expertise is the management of common/minor illnesses and minor injury.

The Nurse Practitioner can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis and provide treatment and advice including a prescription if required. Although they are unable to sign a sick certificate they can make arrangements for one to be signed for you. They work closely with your GP and liaise frequently with them about your care.

Examples of common illnesses suitable for a Nurse Practitioner Appointment

 

  • Joint injuries and sprains
  • Acute back pain
  • Skin Rashes
  • Shingles
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Hay Fever
  • Blocked Ears
  • Earache
  • Itchy Discharging Ears
  • Constipation
  • Contraception - New start and reviews
  • Neck pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Cystitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Cough
  • Swollen Glands
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Colds/Flu Like Illnesses
  • Insect bites
  • Fever/Flu like illness
  • Insect bites
  • Vaginal symptoms
 

Nurse Practitioner or Doctor? Still Unsure?

If you speak to a receptionist about the nature of your problem they will be able to advise you as to who is the most appropriate for you.

Our Reception Staff all understand the need for confidentiality and discretion as part of their role, for which they are fully trained.

Nurses

Sister Margaret Hopkin
RGN, SCM
Sister Shona Martin
RGN, SCM

Our practice nurses offer well-woman, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart and stroke clinics as well as general health checks. They can also offer advice and support on weight management, diet and other health related issues, including smoking cessation and travel/immunisation advice.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Margaret Kilgour takes blood samples requested by the patient's GP. Mrs Kilgour also checks blood pressure when appropriate.

 
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