Nursing Team Appointment Times

Who Do You See and How Long Is Your Appointment

Practice Nurse and Physician Associates (single appointment – 10 mins)

  • Cervical Screening (smear test) – 10 mins (single appointment)
  • Swab (e.g. vaginal) – 10 mins (single appointment)
  • Contraceptive pill check (repeat prescriptions only) – 10 mins (single appointment)
  • Ear Syringing (over 18 years old) – 20 mins (double appointment)
  • Baby and childhood immunisations: 12 week, 16 week, 18 month (MMR booster), 3 years and 4 months (pre-school booster) – 10 mins (single appointment)
  • Baby and childhood immunisations: 8 week (primary immunisations), 12 month incomplete immunisations – 20 mins (double appointment)
  • Adults immunisations (e.g. Neuro depo, Contraceptive depo, Tetanus, Shingles, Pneumococcal) – 10 mins (single appointment)
  • Histofreeze (e.g. verruca removal) – 10 mins (single appointment)
  • Removal of clips, sutures and stitches – 10 mins (single appointment)
  • Dressing and wound care – 20 mins (double appointment)
  • Annual asthma review – 20 mins (double appointment)
  • Annual hypertension review – 20 mins (double appointment)
  • Annual diabetic type 1 review – 20 mins (double appointment)
  • Annual diabetic Type 2 review (incl. foot check) – 30 mins (triple appointment)
  • Minor illnesses (over 18 years old e.g. sore throat, cough, cold, urinary tract infection, earache, D&V) – 20 mins (double appointment)
  • ABPI Plus (stocking measurement) – 30 mins (triple appointment)

Health Care Assistant and Phlebotomist (single appointment – 20 mins)

  • Blood test/Phlebotomy clinic – Walk-in service Monday – Friday
  • ECG (referral from a GP) – 20 mins (single appointment)
  • Spirometry and Lung Function test/ Annual COPD review – 40mins (double appointment)
  • NHS Health check (fasting blood test prior to the check, for over 40 years old) – 20 mins (single appointment)
  • Stop Smoking 1st – 40 mins (double appointment)
  • Stop Smoking Follow up – 20 mins (single appointment)
  • Healthy Lifestyle 1st (weight management) – 40 mins (double appointment)
  • Healthy lifestyle Follow up (weight management) – 20 mins (single appointment)
  • Adults immunisations (e.g. B12) – 20 mins (single appointment)