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Nurse Practitioner Minor Illness Clinics

Flu Clinics: (call your surgery to book your place)

PRESTBURY MEDICAL PRACTICE

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING 2019

CHRISTMAS 2019: The surgery will close on Tuesday 24th December 2019 at 1.00 pm and re-open on Friday 27th December 2019 at 08.30 am (phones open 08.00). Please see Bank Holiday arrangements in table below.

 

NEW YEAR 2019: The Surgery will close on Tuesday 31st December 2019 at 13.00 and re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 08.30 am (phones open 08.00). Please see Bank Holiday arrangements in table below.

 

Bank Holiday arrangements: during the Christmas and New Year periods, patients registered with Prestbury will be able to access a clinical appointment on the following dates:

 

Tuesday 24th December

(Christmas Eve)

Showell Park Health Centre, Fifth Avenue, Low Hill, Wolverhampton, WV10 9ST. Tel: 01902 446711

13.00 – 20.00

Wednesday 25th December

(Christmas Day)

Ashfield Road Surgery, 39 Ashfield Road, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, WV10 6QX. Tel: 01902 783372

09.00 – 13.00

Thursday 26th December

(Boxing Day)

Showell Park Health Centre, Fifth Avenue, Low Hill, Wolverhampton, WV10 9ST. Tel: 01902 446711

09.00 – 13.00

Tuesday 31st December

(New Year’s Eve)

Showell Park Health Centre, Fifth Avenue, Low Hill, Wolverhampton, WV10 9ST. Tel: 01902 446711

13.00 – 20.00

Wednesday 1st January 2020

(New Year’s Day)

Ashfield Road Surgery, 39 Ashfield Road, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, WV10 6QX. Tel: 01902 783372

09.00 – 13.00

Normal practice opening hours apply outside of these Bank Holiday arrangements – please refer to our practice website for further details on www.prestburymedicalpractice.co.uk

 

 

The appointments will be available to book on the day,

Please call your practice or the numbers above.

This is not a walk-in service, you MUST book!

 

 

Nurse Practitioner Minor Illness Clinic

Nurse Practitioner

Minor Illness Clinic

 

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has received additional university education to increase their ability to treat, diagnose, counsel and educate patients who have Minor Illnesses. They can even prescribe if appropriate.

Why wait to consult with a doctor for a Minor Illness when you can book directly to see the Nurse Practitioner in the minor illness clinic? You can book an appointment by phone or in person and we are looking to make online bookings available in the near future through the ‘Patient Access’ service.

Minor illnesses by definition are not seen as urgent or emergency problems. If in doubt call your surgery or dial 111

Any of the following qualify to be seen as a Minor illness:

·         BP review

·         Colds / Flu symptoms

·         Constipation

·         Coughs / Chest infection / Asthma or COPD exacerbations

·         Diarrhoea & Vomiting

·         Ear Infections

·         Fever / Temperature

·         Hay Fever

·         Indigestion

·         Minor Burns

·         Minor Injuries (Sprain, cuts, bruises, strains, bump to the head unless been   unconscious then A+E or GP)  

·         Minor Skin Infections

·         Minor Wounds

·         Sinusitis

·         Skin Rashes (Acute not Chronic)

·         Sore Throats

·         Thrush

·         Urine Infections (Specimen required at visit)

 

The appointment is for 20 minutes for no more issues at a time if possible.

 

 

Exclusions are:

  • Under 16 years of age
  •      Mental Health issues
  •  
  •      No Eye conditions or Dental issues – These should address to an optician or dentist accordingly.
  • Pregnant patients
  • Severe chest pain or severe difficulty breathing (Need A+E referral via 999)
  • Having convulsions / blackouts / severe headaches lasting more than 24hrs
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Sudden loss of sight – Call 999
  • Bleeding profusely from any orifice
  •  Any illness related to a condition already being treated or you have been recently seen for by a GP, in which case you need to see a GP again, or you are being treated for by a Hospital specialist / Secondary care service.
  • Reviewing of Long term conditions – such as COPD, Diabetes, Mental Health, Learning disabilities, Heart Failure, Kidney disease, Dementia, Cardio vascular and heart disease, Cancer, Depression and strokes.

 

We currently have a male Nurse practitioner (Martin) so any discrete / private minor illnesses that need a female Practitioner you would need to book to see a GP or request a chaperone at the appointment.

If in doubt ask a Receptionist



 
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