You can book appointments with either a practice nurse or a doctor/nurse practitioner. This is a guide to who you should see.

Service

Practice Nurse

Doctor/Nurse Practitioner

Contraceptive pill (except Dianette)

Yes

No

Advice on contraception

Yes

No

Emergency contraception

Yes

No

Dianette contraception

No

Yes (GP only)

Problems with your contraception

Yes

No

Urinary Tract Infections

No

Yes

Ear syringing

Yes 

No

Mood disturbance

No

Yes

Diabetes review (routine/yearly)

Yes

No

Asthma review (yearly/annual)

Yes

No

Chronic disease which is changing/worsening

No

Yes

Wound dressing/suture removal

Yes

No

New symptoms without clear cause

No

Yes

Cervical smears

Yes

No

Travel medicine and vaccines

Yes

No

Acne

No

Yes

This is a guide, not an exhaustive list. The reception staff can often direct you to the correct person but please do not feel compelled to discuss the medical issue with them.

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