Here at the Swan Practice we our proud of our wider clinical team that support the GPs by providing a high-quality service to our patients.
Appointments can be made with the team for help and advice with any of the following (just ask our care navigators):
- Minor ailments
- NHS Health check (if eligible)
- Blood tests
- Travel clinic
- INR Clinics (Anticoagulation/Warfarin)
- Vitamin B12 injections
- Pill Checks
- Cervical smears
- Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart Disease monitoring
Nurse Manager and Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner and Prescriber
Minor Illness Practitioners
Minor illness practitioners specialise in treating our patient’s urgent and short term minor illness so that our doctors can concentrate on the more complex and specialist needs.
Our collection of MIPs is a group of very experienced nurses and paramedics with a broad range of skills which include treating all short term minor illnesses in children and adults such as; upper and lower respiratory infection or illnesses, skin and urinary infections, urgent ECGs and able to manage urgent and acute referrals, in many cases independently of the doctors. Some of the MIPs are able to independently prescribe where necessary, however often many minor illnesses do not require prescriptions and the team will sign post to self-care and give advice on over-the-counter treatments.
All acute and urgent home visits are now undertaken by the minor illness practitioners who have access to a dedicated GP to discuss and review any concerns. This means the doctors are able to concentrate on the planned and complex care visits for our most vulnerable patients.