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June Bank Holiday 2022

We close on Wednesday 1st June at 6.30 pm and reopen on Monday 6th June at 08.30 am (telephones open at 08.00 am). We are open as normal on Saturday 4th June between 08.00-12.00.

Additional appointments will be offered to patients under the Wolverhampton North Network during the closure and these are detailed below and in the section "Bank Holidays 2022" under the Opening Times tab.

June 2022
Bank Holiday Opening Hours
Thursday 2nd June Showell Park Health Centre 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
01902 446711
Friday 3rd June Showell Park Health Centre 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
01902 446711
Saturday 4th June Prestbury Medical Practice 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
01902 721021
Sunday 5th June Showell Park Health Centre 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
01902 446711


Only patients registered to the surgeries listed below can attend appointments:
Ashfield Road Surgery
Cannock Road Medical Practice
Keats Grove Surgery
MGS Medical Practice
Prestbury Medical Practice
Showell Park Health Centre
Woden Road Surgery


If you need to urgently book an appointment on this day, contact the surgery number as shown above. This is not a walk-in service – you must book an appointment

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
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  •      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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