We have five practice nurses who see patients on an appointment system from Monday to Friday. They work closely with the doctors and are able to advise you on a variety of health problems. All have specialist skills including management of diabetes, COPD, asthma, hypertension and the care of the elderly. They carry out adult and child immunisations, advise on family planning, perform blood pressure and general health checks, cervical smears and give advice on travel-related health issues. They also, of course, perform general nursing duties such as changing dressings, ear syringing, removal of stitches and new patient interviews. An appointment can be made via the receptionists without referral from a doctor.