Practice Nurses: are available Monday - Friday by appointment. They can help with: advice for example on losing weight, giving up smoking, or adopting a healthy lifestyle; dressings & suture removal; vaccinations for children, adults & travellers; chronic disease checks e.g. heart disease & diabetes; blood pressure monitoring; cervical smears; ear syringing; and minor illnesses e.g. stings, cuts, cystitis. Some of the above duties are also undertaken by our Health Care Assistant.