Emergency Care Practitioner

The Minor Illness Clinic is led by our Emergency Care Practitioner and runs within the Walk-In Clinics held on Monday morning and afternoon, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings only. There are also pre-bookable on the day appointments to see the Emergency Care Practitioner on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Our Emergency Care Practitioner is a Specialised Paramedic that has undertaken additional qualifications and training to assess diagnose and treat the conditions listed below.

Suitable Conditions include those listed below

  • Respiratory or Ears, Nose and Throat – Coughs (less than 4 weeks), colds, flu, sore throat, sinus infections, nose bleeds, earache, hay fever, chest infection, acute/chronic asthma, acute COPD, oral thrush, mouth ulcers, tonsillitis and assessment for ear syringing.
  • Eye conditions – Conjunctivitis, stye, sore eyes, itchy eyes and swollen eye lids
  • Musculoskeletal – Minor injuries, acute back or neck sprains and acute sprains
  • Gynaecology – Thrush, vaginal discharge and itching
  • Urology – Urine tract infection, kidney infection and cystitis
  • Skin – Rashes, animal/insect bites (may need tetanus by nurse also) and stings, eczema, fungal and bacterial skin infection, athletes foot, impetigo, in growing toenail, foot and mouth, verruca/warts, boils, cold sores, shingles, nappy rash, cellulitis, wound infections and gout
  • Stomach – Gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting), threadworms and acute constipation
  • Anything else – Headaches, fever, minor head injuries (not on anti-coagulants), dizziness, feeling anxious, upset (no previous mental health history), high temperatures and patients requesting referral for blood test / referral for radiology

Conditions not suitable:

  • If you have been seen recently for the same problem by a GP and the treatment/medication did not work
  • Babies under 2 years old
  • Conditions over 4 weeks old
  • Routine nurse appointments for smear, travel, wound care, leg ulcers, stop smoking, ear syringing
  • Long term conditions review for diabetics, hypertension, COPD
  • Conditions under on-going GP review
  • Breast or testicular lumps
  • Complex mental health
  • Migraines
  • Medication Reviews
  • Moles
  • Contraception pill reviews
  • Emergency contraception
  • Any lump without associated injury
  • Long term rash skin conditions