Our practice nurses have a wide variety of skills. Nurse Practitioners are able to diagnose, advise, prescribe and refer in a similar way to doctors and hold routine clinics for this purpose.
Practice nurses can be seen for preventative care and for monitoring and managing long term conditions, such as diabetes and asthma. You can book to see a nurse for any of the following:
- Contraception (full range of services available)
- Routine adult immunisation
- Travel immunisation and advice
- Long-term condition monitoring and management
- Children’s vaccinations
- Cervical smears
- Leg ulcer and wound care
Healthcare Assistants also have an active role in preventative care with monitoring long-term conditions, new patient and NHS Healthchecks, blood pressure checks, weight management/dietary advice, smoking advice and some vaccinations.
We also work very closely with our community nursing teams:
The midwives provide antenatal clinics at a variety of sites in the locality. They monitor progress and offer help and advice on all aspects of pregnancy, delivery and postnatal care.
If you are pregnant, please self-refer for maternity care using the new online portal at:
Once you submit the form the information you supply will be triaged and the hospital will contact you to start your antenatal care.
The maternity service will notify your GP that you are pregnant. There is no need for you to contact us unless you are worried about the pregnancy.
Our health visitors are advisors on child care and family problems and work closely with our doctor and nurse teams. They are notified of births and visit from two weeks after birth. They maintain contact throughout the early years of child development. They can be contacted on 023 9250 5280.
The community nurses provide skilled nursing care for patients living in the community. They can be contacted on 023 9233 3333.