East Norwich Medical Partnership have 2 Nurse Practitioners. Sharleen Blundell and Helen Pidgeon who works with our GP team who provide us with a NP service 5 days a week and provide a same day minor illness service. The Nurse Practitioner appointments are mainly On The Day Appointments and cannot be pre-booked. One of our Nurse Practitioners is a qualified prescriber and is able to provide prescriptions for the patients that she is able to see.
Our Nurse Practitioners are qualified to see patients 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. They are also able to refer patients to other clinical specialists such as hospital consultants.
Our Nurse Practitioners 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
- skin problems
- bites and stings
- cuts, bruises and falls
- common childhood injuries
Our Nurse Practitioners do not deal with drug related problems, pregnancy related problems, serious mental health issues or prescriptions for antidepressants or sleeping tablets.