We are lucky enough to have a highly skilled and experienced Nurse Practitioner, who can provide treatment and advice for many of the problems which you may traditionally have seen a doctor in the past. Her main area of expertise is the management of common/minor illnesses and minor injury.
Nurse Practitioners can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis and provide treatment and advice including a prescription if required. They can make referrals to most hospital doctors or other health care professionals, and admit patients into hospital where necessary. Although unable to sign a sickness 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
For more information see the Nurse Practitioner Service page.