Our senior nurses have been trained to provide this additional service for our patients. These experienced nurses have the expertise to respond to advice calls, home visit requests, minor illness queries etc. The nurses have “urgent” same day appointments to deal with minor illnesses or they can refer patients to the appropriate team member.
Consultations with the practice nurses are by appointment. The practice nurses offer a full range of services including wound care, diabetic review, asthma review, cervical smear, epilepsy review, thyroid reviews, mental health review, routine injections and blood sampling, general health checks, blood pressure checks, hormone injections, weight reduction and healthy eating advice, vaccinations, travel health advice (8 weeks notice normally required). Practice nurses are happy to advise patients on general health matters. It may of course be appropriate to refer you to a doctor. To contact the practice nurses, telephone 0131 454 2110.