Practice Nursing

Nurses and Health Care Assistants are an important part of delivering care in general practice. Nurses and Health Care Assistants working in General Practice are undertaking an ever-wider range of roles, with experienced nurses assuming more of the traditional workload of GPs.

The following issues can come directly to the practice nurse:

  • Contraception or contraception advice
  • Cervical smears
  • Sexual health enquiries
  • Blood results for diabetes and cholesterol
  • Any diabetes enquires, including pre-diabetes.
  • Chronic condition reviews, including diabetes, COPD, Asthma, high blood pressure and heart disease.
  • Immunisations or immunisation advice
  • Travel immunisation advice
  • Ear syringing (not ear pain)
  • Blood pressure checks/queries
  • NHS health checks
  • Dressings/wound care