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Moorlands Surgery
 Moorlands Surgery
national health service

139a Willow Road

County Durham
FAX: 01325353695

Nurse Practitioner Minor Illness Clinic


Nurse Practitioners have extensive experience in managing and treating Minor Illness, they can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis, provide treatment and advice, including giving you a prescription if required.


Nurse Practitioners can make referrals to hospital, other health care professionals and admit patients to hospital in an emergency if necessary, they are also able to order blood tests and X-rays.


Nurse Practitioners cannot sign sick notes; however they can make arrangements for one to be signed for you.


You do not always need to see a Doctor, if the Nurse Practitioner considers you require a Doctor’s opinion, you will be able to see the Doctor.

If you have one of the following problems the Nurse Practitioner will be able to help you.


Abdominal Pain


Allergic Reactions

Back Pain

Childhood Illness’ (Mumps, Chicken Pox, Measles)

Cough, Cold, Chest Infection

Cold Sores


Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Ear Ache

Eye Infections

Emergency Contraception





Headaches/ Sinusitis

Head Lice


Insect Bites

Joint Injuries/Sprains/Musculoskeletal Aches and Pains


Minor Head Injury

Menstrual Problems

Nose Bleeds

Pill Check

Scalds and Burns

Sore Throat

Urine infections/Cystitis

Vaginal Discharge

Viral Illness



The Nurse Practitioner will NOT see

Babies under 1year old

Pregnancy related problems

Chronic ongoing health problems

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