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Nurse Led Clinics

 

 

Chronic Heart Disease - Monitoring of blood pressure, height, weight, tolerance of medication, as well as any required blood tests, including cholesterol.

 

Diabetes - Monitoring of blood glucose levels, height, weight, blood pressure as well as pulses in ankles and foot care. Monitoring of medication and insulin.

 

Hypertension patients - Review of height, weight and blood pressure readings; monitoring medication to reduce blood pressure and any blood tests required, including cholesterol.

 

Respiratory clinic - Asthma or chronic lung disease, including ‘bronchitis’ and ‘emphysema’. Review of inhalers and their use as well as lung function testing.

 

Weight management clinic - Run by the practice nurse this offers patients advice on weight reduction by diet, exercise or - in conjunction with the doctors - medication in suitable patients.

 

Stopping smoking - Practice nurses are trained to offer advice and support in quitting smoking through the use of counselling, nicotine replacement therapy and medication in suitable patients. There is strong evidence that patients are more likely to quit with the assistance of someone trained in smoking cessation.

 

Childhood immunisations - Scheduled and extra immunisations as required.

 

Adult immunisations - Full service, including travel, flu and pneumonia vaccinations.

 

Cervical cytology - Women require a smear test, to look for cervical cancer, every 3 years up to the age of 64 and our practice nurses offer this.

 

Long term conditions - The practice offers annual reviews for patients and carers of those with epilepsy, dementia, mental illness and other long term conditions.

 



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