Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings.
The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
The practice also has Nurse Practitioners available who work in conjunction with the GPs. They can prescribe, refer, treat acute conditions and arrange necessary tests (i.e. bloods, ECGs, etc.)