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Dear Patients

It has been my pleasure to serve the patients at Hillbank Health Centre for the past 32 yrs as a family GP.  I have had the privilege of meeting many people and developing lifelong friendships with may patients and believe now is the time for me to retire.

The doctors have been trying very hard to secure the services of a replacement doctor however due to the current lack of GP's they have so far been unsuccessful.

My retirement date is 24th December 2018.

With Best Wishes,

Dr David Proudfoot MBChB

Ordering your prescription on-line has now become easier and safer!  please see the online services link above and download a registration form now to get started.  You can still order on our website as before but this will be phased out.

Should I see the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner?  Nurse Practitioners are highly trained specialist nurses who have completed further education and training so that they can provide advanced nursing care and prescribe medication.  They can provide treatment and advice for many of the problems that traditionally you saw your Dr about in the past.  If you are unsure if they can deal with your problem please ask at Reception.

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioners (NP's) are highly trained specialist nurses who  have completed further education and training so that they can provide advanced nursing care and prescribe medication. 

NP's can provide treatment and advice for many of the problems that traditionally you saw your Dr about in the past.

Appointments are available to see the NP every weekday for common minor illnesses. The NP can examine you,  make a diagnosis and give advice and prescriptions for medication when required.  The NP will also refer you on to a Dr, either here or at the  hospital , if she feels it necessary.  The NP can also order some tests such as blood & Urine tests, or request a chest x-ray if needed. 

 

What can the Nurse Practitioner deal with? 

  • Skin problems or rashes
  • Chest infections
  • Breathlessness
  • Conjunctivitis, sticky eyes, stye
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Urine Infections or Cystitis
  • Shingles
  • Dizziness and headaches
  • Vaginal thrush/soreness/discharge
  • Acute back pain or joint sprains
  • Oral thrush
  • Breast lumps
  • Sexual health advice
  • Change of contraception pill or method
  • Tonsillitis

Coughs, sore throats, earache, swollen glands, sinusitis and flu-like illnesses often resolve within a week with home treatment and over the counter medicines from the Pharmacy.  It is not unusual for a cough to last 3-4 weeks after your cold/flu symptoms have gone.

 

NP's will not prescribe very strong painkillers, or sleeping tablets, and will not see patients with mental health problems as are not trained in this area.  If your health problem is very complex, or longstanding, it is often best to see your Dr.

 
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