East Norwich Medical Partnership has a part-time Nurse Practitioner who works with our GP team 3 days a week to provide a same day minor illness service. Her appointments are On The Day Appointments and cannot be pre-booked. Our Nurse Practitioner is also a qualified prescriber and is able to provide prescriptions for the patients that she is able to see.
Our Nurse Practitioner is qualified to see patient with undifferentiated and undiagnosed medical problems and to make a detailed assessment of their health care needs, based on their combined medical and nursing knowledge. This includes history taking, physical examination, diagnosis and prescribing of medicines. She is also able to refer patients to other clinical specialists such as hospital consultants.
Our Nurse Practitioner can see common medical problems such as:
- new wounds and infected wounds
- scalds and burns
- sick children over the age of 6 months
- new acute back pain
- minor and sports injuries
- joint sprains and injuries
- dizziness and giddiness
- unusual headache
- conjunctivitis, sticky eyes, sty's
- diarrhoea and constipation
- urinary tract symptoms
- vaginal symptoms,
- contraception and emergency contraception
- coughs and colds
- swollen glands
- emotional problems
- skin problems
- bites and stings
- cuts, bruises and falls
- common childhood injuries
Our Nurse Practitioner does not deal with drug related problems, pregnancy related problems, serious mental health issues or prescriptions for antidepressants or sleeping tablets.